Life during the COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced all non-essential businesses to move to remote work, I got increasingly creative and flexible in making remote recording a feasible replacement for the in-studio experience.
Files have been sent from my home studio to America, Europe and Asia. From library music, film music, and working with producers and singer/songwriters.
I normally use Zoom and Google Hangouts during the creative and recording process to communicate with the composer/producer.
During 2020 and this year 2021 I have been recording music in different styles and genres, from classical to pop/rock, soundtracks, or even music for meditation, etc.
The highlights of my remote recording sessions are the new album of Ryan Martin Title Unknown, available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music. Library Music project for Phil Braithwaite. Amazing projects for producer Rushil, great compositions and soundtracks for producer Chris Cara, and recording albums for artist such as Tara Hack, Andrew Maxwell and Matt Mitchell.
Aside all the remote recordings, I am organising my own cello album with producer Phil Braithwaite, as well as many recordings for my string quartet Halo Strings.
My daily routine: I wake up and, exercise first thing in my outside-home gym, then calendar block out my day while having breakfast. Then, it’s a combination of online meetings, recording sessions for different projects, working on my own album, practicing, teaching my students, and working/learning SEO!
Personally, a shift to the digital world was already happening, but we needed to adjust quickly to survive the pandemic, with the new technologies that make it possible to live anywhere in the world, while we work.
While recording from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I solely rely on project studio setup that my partner bass guitarist & Musical Director and I have at home, equipped with Dynaudio BM15-M monitors to mix all of my tracks, and Aston microphones.