I hooked up with my old friend Dusty at his studio and my old stomping
grounds, Fredrick Lee & Lloyd Studios. He came to me with lyrics he
had written for a local car dealer, and needed music to create a superb
auto jingle that would be remembered for ages. In addition to supplying
lyrics, he would also supply the singers, and the copius amounts of coffee
that would be consumed that morning. Knowing that calling me to do the
music was the best decision he ever made, he asked me to sit in on the
vocal session, and accompany his direction to the jingle singers. Since
it was a while since I saw the studio, I didn't know what to expect. The
studio is now shooting all video in high-definition, using Final-Cut Pro,
Motion, and all of the other top-of-the-line programs to render their
projects. The jingle session went very smoothly and faster than I expected.
The talent nailed the vocal parts as usual and they were out of there
in no time. Our engineer Dean was more than helpful, quick and precise,
and even allowed me to adjust faders while listening back to the mix.