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Arf Productions provides the hi-fidelity audio production services with the finest gear. Alan Silverman is the man behind Arf Productions. He has mastered numerous Grammy Award CDs, including world music sensation Lagrimas Negras, nominated for Record of The Year, Album of The Year, and Best Engineered Record at the Latin Grammy Awards. Alan began his engineering career in the '80s, assisting at Electric Lady Studios, working with producer Mutt Lange, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Hall and Oates, and Foreigner. He then moved on to become a staff engineer at A&R Recording Studios, working with legendary producers Phil Ramone and Arif Mardin, and artists Billy Joel and Judy Collins. At A&R he also recorded and mixed music scores for directors David Mamet, Richard Attenborough, Francis Coppola, and Frank Oz, and for major film composers Elmer Bernstein and Ralph Burns.

Pulling Strings
01/01/2020
Pulling Strings

Pulling Strings

Pulling Strings, a song by Jase & Stace on Spotify

Yes!
10/27/2019

Yes!

ICYMI: Triumphant Quartet won the GMA #2019DoveAward for Southern Gospel Album of the Year and also performed on the live telecast. Congratulations, #TriumphantQuartet! #TriumphantYes #GMADoveAwards2019

08/16/2019
Warm Audio

Excited about this new release from Elle Sera's upcoming EP and proud to have been on the team at the final mastering stage. Props to producer/mixer Joe Carrell! I think Elle is an up-and-coming writer and singer to watch!

Elle Sera releases her new single "YOU" recorded at Treasure Isle Recorders with Producer In The Mix with Joe Carrell.

Vocal chain -- WA-47-- WA73-EQ -- WA-2A

Elle Sera
New single "YOU" available now. Download + Stream Today!
lnkfi.re/qkSKmGZq

Artist Links:
http://elleseramusic.com/
www.facebook.com/elleseramusic/
www.instagram.com/elleseramusic/
soundcloud.com/ellesera

Produced & Mixed by Joe Carrell
Mastered by Alan Silverman
Assistant Recording Engineer - Brandon Epps
Mixing Assistant - Leah Schattschneider
Electric Guitars - Jeff King
Bass - Jacob Lowery
Acoustic Guitar - Joel Key
Synth & Keys - Jason Webb
Drums - Scott Williamson

Video by Midtown Motion Productions

Written & Performed by Elle Sera. Copyright 2019 Elle Sera. All Rights Reserved.

#warmaudio #ellesera #inthemixwithjoecarrell #wa47 #wa73eq #wa2a

It's humbling to learn that three of the top five "Singing News" groups trust us with the final phase of their recording...
05/18/2019

It's humbling to learn that three of the top five "Singing News" groups trust us with the final phase of their recording process - mastering. Not '2-bus tweaking' not 'L..DR'ing, but real mastering. Thank you to these hard working performers/road warriors out there every week bringing it.

So blessed and grateful !!!

Mixed by multi Grammy-winner Jay Newland and mastered by Yours T at Arf.  Honored to have had a part.
04/27/2019
Charles Bradley’s “Lonely as You Are” is out now

Mixed by multi Grammy-winner Jay Newland and mastered by Yours T at Arf. Honored to have had a part.

In late 2016, Charles Bradley faced his greatest challenge in a lifetime filled with challenges. A stomach cancer diagnosis earlier that fall forced him off the road at the peak of his career. Weakened by months of chemotherapy, facing a potentially life threatening surgery and confronting his own m...

Cool, Cat!
04/19/2019

Cool, Cat!

#1 at Jazz Radio for a 4th consecutive week! Thank you JazzWeek, Dot Time Records, Symphonic Distribution, GROOV Marketing and Consulting. Grateful to the musicians and production team for creative mojo~!!!

04/14/2019
The 8-Bit Big Band

The 8-Bit Big Band

Yo this New York Times Shoutout!!😍
Thanks for the love about our upcoming video of Mario Kart 64 with a full orchestra in this article about our bandleader @CRosenMusic (link in his bio)! Let’s Play Live Episode 2!! Coming soon!!








#orchestra #bigband #orchestramemes #gamemusic #nintendo #the8bitbigband #8bitbigband #nintendocore #retrogaming #nintendomusic #musicianlife #saxsolo #guitarplayers #trumpet #trombone #saxophone #nintendomemes #nintendofan #mariokart8 #nycmusic #gamemusic #mariokart8deluxe #videogamemusic
#gaminglife #classicgaming #mariokart64 #jazzmusic #n64 #nintendo64 #mariokart

"Lucy Kalantari really does explore a world of sounds across All the Sounds – sounds of seasons, sounds of your family a...
03/22/2019
Listening Ears On!: A Review of "All the Sounds" by Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats -

"Lucy Kalantari really does explore a world of sounds across All the Sounds – sounds of seasons, sounds of your family and neighborhood, sounds of another language, dancing sounds, musical sounds, and the sounds inside ourselves, not to mention all the brassy, booming, tinkling, plucking sounds of classic jazz. The focus may be mainly on only one of our five senses, but it’s quite the big, brave, and joyful world that emerges by exploring all the sounds."

The Grammy Awards took place a few weeks ago. Now, I’m sure Kasey Musgrove and Childish Gambino are fine (kidding, I know they’re great), but here in Artsplorers world, there’s clearly only one category we really had our eyes on...

Great review, Kristen!!
03/05/2019
DownBeat Reviews

Great review, Kristen!!

If the title Shamania puts you in mind of a quirky musical revue—sort of a tribal music twist on Beatlemania—then you and Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur are pretty much on the same wavelength here. The music this 10-piece Scandinavian ensemble makes is built around the concept of urkraft, a ...

03/04/2019
The 8-Bit Big Band

Da!!!

Dubstep Big Band Tetris Theme!
🚨FULL VID NOW ON YOUTUBE! 🚨
Link in Bio!
Hit the link in our bio to check out this Dub Step + Tchaikovsky + Folk Song + Chopin + Klezmer infused big band arrangement of the Tetris “Theme A”!! (Also known traditionally as "Korobeiniki"). This is one of my favorite arrangements to date. Not only did I include both Tuba and Accordion in this arrangement, I also inserted all sorts of arranging and composing easter eggs for the really attentive listeners out there including:
• Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
• The Chopin Revolutionary Etude
• Russian Folk songs “Song of the Volga Boatmen” and “Kalinka”
• A Jewish Hora “Mayim Mayim”
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#tetris #bigband #accordion #gamemusic #nintendo #the8bitbigband #8bitbigband #tchaikovsky #hornsection #korobeiniki #musicianlife #brassband #orchestra #trumpet #trombone #saxophone #orchestramemes #accordeon #tuba #nintendofan #gamemusic #russianmusic #videogamemusic
#gaminglife #classicgaming #gameboy #jazzband #vgm #contemporaryjazz #nintendofan

02/26/2019
Warm Audio

Thank you, Elle and Joe!

Elle Sera records her latest single "Beautiful Girl" with the WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone. Vocal Chain = WA-251 >> WA73-EQ >> WA-2A

ELLE SERA
http://elleseramusic.com/

SPOTIFY
spotify:track:7qfStWRmWyyER8rtyEJFjL

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful-girl-single/1451954302

BANDCAMP
https://ellesera.bandcamp.com/track/beautiful-girl

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/elleseramusic/

SOUNDCLOUD
https://soundcloud.com/ellesera

INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/elleseramusic/

Recorded at Treasure Isle Recorders, Nashville TN
Produced & Mixed by Joe Carrell
Mastered by Alan Silverman
Assistant Recording Engineer - Brandon Epps
Mixing Assistant - Leah Schattschneider
Electric Guitars - Jeff King
Bass - Jacob Lowery
Acoustic Guitar - Joel Key
Synth & Keys - David Dorn
Drums - Scott Williamson

Filmed by Midtown Motion Productions

In The Mix with Joe Carrell

Written by Elle Sera
Copyright 2019 Elle Sera. All Rights Reserved

Nice!  WTG, Greg and Pat!
02/18/2019
textura

Nice! WTG, Greg and Pat!

The combination of flute and marimba makes for magical, winning results on this duo outing by New York-based Patricia and Greg Zuber. Of course one reason for the recording's appeal is that the instruments are fundamentally different in pitch and timbre, and consequently there's maximum separation b...

Warwick Acoustics
01/18/2019

Warwick Acoustics

Alan Silverman of Aerial Sound, New York City, shares his thoughts on the Sonoma Headphone System;

"...I started out with the M1’s at home. The sound was intriguing, compelling, and a departure from anything I’d ever heard, reinforcing my first impressions at your demo suite (at AES NY 2018). At the studio, the effect on the other farm animals was immediate. After the first week, a trusted pair of high-end phones were pulled from service..."

Read the full testimonial at https://bit.ly/2MmuASs
#studios #impressed #improvingmywork

Great company to be in, and tough to follow Angelique Kidjo in a playlist!  Congrats  Patricia Wolf Zuber and Greg Zuber...
01/05/2019
Pushing the Envelope: Music Decidedly Left of Center Sat Dec 29 with Joel Krutt on WHUS Storrs 91.7fm

Great company to be in, and tough to follow Angelique Kidjo in a playlist! Congrats Patricia Wolf Zuber and Greg Zuber for the release of Blackbird Redux for flute and marimba! Kudos to Eleni Maltas for the master! Out soon on Belarca Records.

Pushing the Envelope, in it's 29th year of bringing you the finest in the outer realms of contemporary music, from the worlds of classical, rock, jazz, ambient, electroacoustic, etc., etc., etc. With a healthy dollop of new and classic progressive rock and jazz-rock fusion thrown in for good measure...

12/11/2018
Catherine Russell

We had a ball final mastering with Catherine Russell, Paul Kahn and mixer extraordinaire, Katherine Miller!

Teaser to share from our forthcoming album, "Alone Together," recorded by Katherine Miller at Sear Sound, to be released on Dot Time Records March 1, 2019. with Matt Munisteri, Tal Ronen, Mark Shane, Mark McLean, Jon-Erik Kellso, Evan Arntzen, John Allred. Video by Smart Biz Web Media. Enjoy!

12/07/2018
Lucy Kalantari

What a sweet way to start the day. I'm so happy for you and Darius, Lucy! Cool vid! Kudos for the Grammy nom! Thank you, as always for working with us at Arf! Mastering, and props to mixer extraordonaire, Denise Barbarita!

Darius Kalantari plays cello for this little tune teaching listeners musical terms and the joy of making music. Share the joy...it's contagious!

From the GRAMMY Award Winning album “All the Sounds” available now:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-the-sounds/1413029279
Amazon: http://a.co/d/3FVFjqH
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3usxpJ5902HwZUmtG3f6xt

For more info, visit: LucyKalantari.com

Happy to have a part in your music, Maro! Always a pleasure. Thank you!
12/01/2018

Happy to have a part in your music, Maro! Always a pleasure. Thank you!

“it’s OK” is OUT!
Couldn’t have done it without these incredibly special people ❤️:
Andrew Keller - Co.Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer
Alan Silverman - Mastering Engineer
Pedro Secca - Artcover

Love the track and love the images in this film. Thank you Arc Iris for having us at Arf Mastering participate in the co...
11/18/2018

Love the track and love the images in this film. Thank you Arc Iris for having us at Arf Mastering participate in the completion of your new album "Icon of Ego".

Arc Iris' video for '$GNMS' is out NOW! https://youtu.be/0Ud-ksfub0c

Julia Liu directed this video and she did a phenomenal job. You might remember her as the vision behind the Kaleidoscope video as well as co-director alongside Keith Heyward of our Moon Saloon and Long Time Coming video. She worked so hard on this, and we can’t thank her enough.

Big thank you to the incredible crew -
DP Keith Heyward, costumes by Meredith Younger, lighting by Jesse Goldberg, hair by Shannon Hughes, makeup by Mac PVD, and additional help from Daniel Villanueva, Holly Stein, Caroline Wunsch, and Stephen Crocker.

www.arcirismusic.com/tourdates

Arc Iris
11/15/2018

Arc Iris

Happy one month birthday to our baby, Icon of Ego. Here’s Rachael Price from the incomparable Lake Street Dive with some thoughts on the record. Thanks Rachael ❤️!

See you tonight NYC at Rough Trade! Benjamin Lazar Davis and Julia Easterlin open. 8pm show.

Aimee Allen: Wings Uncaged
11/02/2018
Aimee Allen: Wings Uncaged

Aimee Allen: Wings Uncaged

Aimee Allen: Wings Uncaged jazz review by Geannine Reid, published on November 2, 2018. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!

Yay, Lizzy!
10/17/2018

Yay, Lizzy!

Just found out we won Bluegrass/Country song of the Year with The Oak Ridge Boys at the DOVE AWARDS!

With pleasure and pride, I'm sharing the first video from the new album by Arc Iris, doing their part to send positive e...
10/10/2018
World Cafe

With pleasure and pride, I'm sharing the first video from the new album by Arc Iris, doing their part to send positive energy in their uniquely musical and creative way. We've had a long association. I feel privileged to have had a part in their work

Today, we premiere Arc Iris' video for "If You Can See" from the forthcoming album. Lovingly made while walking around downtown Providence, R.I., the song is ebullient and optimistic, an "up with people" anthem we all could use in these divisive times, regardless of the side you're on.

09/15/2018
Alarm Will Sound

Excited about the release of this ground breaker from MMW & AWS - mixed and mastered at Aerial Sound (formerly Arf! Mastering)

“Anonymous Skulls”, from our new album with Medeski Martin & Wood. “Omnisphere” (coming Sept 14) is out now on Spotify and other streaming services. We recorded it live in Denver, and in this clip you get a peek at the live concert!
When you pre-save/pre-order the album you get to download both “Anonymous Skulls” and "End of the World Party” instantly! (smarturl.it/omnisphere-ps)

"Across its 6+ minutes Arc Iris take us from the depths of human existence, delivered over plinking keyboards, right to ...
08/24/2018
Arc Iris

"Across its 6+ minutes Arc Iris take us from the depths of human existence, delivered over plinking keyboards, right to the pinnacle of human desire, riding atop mountainous synthesizers, percussion and strings. Jocie Adams is our spirit guide through this tumultuous musical and psychological terrain, her voice sharp as she sways and slides along with Arc Iris' grandiose creation" THEFOUROHFIVE.COM

ICYMI - check out our first single, ‘$GNMS’ off of Icon of Ego out 10/12.

08/24/2018
Godsey and Associates

A beautiful mini-documentary on creating "The Healing," an album that embodies what I think music can do unlike any other art - the direct connection of mind, heart, and spirit into a trinity even greater than the sum of its parts. This project is one of the most moving and thrilling in which I have ever had the privilege of participation. TaRanda is a vocalist who can swoop and soar to the heights reached by her spiritual sisters in music, Whitney and Aretha. The heart and passion in her voice as she talks about the process of creating this record is a mere hint of what is in store for the listener who will set aside an hour to be transported to higher ground by this album. Take the journey through "The Healing!"

We love working with TaRanda Beene and StowTown Records. Check out this amazing recording!

What they said! WTG, Aimee!"Vocalist and songwriter Aimée Allen is a New York City based jazz artist that exemplifies th...
08/22/2018
Aimée Allen, Wings Uncaged Review

What they said! WTG, Aimee!
"Vocalist and songwriter Aimée Allen is a New York City based jazz artist that exemplifies the creativity and open mindedness of a up-to-the-minute jazz vocalist. Allen is just as comfortable creating her own songs and lyrics as she is in re-imagining the long lineage of jazz standards in a current and meaningful way. Her original lyrics are thought-provoking and well-conceived."

Vocalist and songwriter Aimée Allen is a New York City based jazz artist that exemplifies the creativity and open mindedness of a up-to-the-minute jazz vocalist. Allen is just as comfortable creati…

Kudos to MM&W+AWS for pushing musical boundaries with this collaboration!   Proud to have it come through Aerial Sound (...
08/15/2018
Medeski Martin & Wood

Kudos to MM&W+AWS for pushing musical boundaries with this collaboration! Proud to have it come through Aerial Sound (aka Arf! Mastering) on its way to the end of the world party!

Excited to announce our new album, "Omnisphere"! You can stream the song "End Of The World Party" now over at DownBeat Magazine. "Omnisphere" was recorded with the inimitable Alarm Will Sound orchestra live at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver CO. The album will be released on Sept. 14, pre-order starts Friday.

TaRanda Greene
08/03/2018

TaRanda Greene

The countdown begins... #thehealing

Hope's Call
08/02/2018
Hope's Call

Hope's Call

Guess what NEW SINGLE is now LIVE in the iTunes store!? Go get it now! #formygood #NEWmusic #hopescall

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