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New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing

New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing New Alliance East adds the hi-definition analog warmth your record deserves at a fraction of the cos All projects are produced mixed and mastered by Nick Zampiello

Nick Zampiello
Owner - Mastering Engineer
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For booking/inquiries please email us at: [email protected] or go to the website www.newallianceeast.com

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Operating as usual

08/12/2022

Check our new album Leather Motel on 💿 💿 💿. Follow the links in our bio to hear the epic title track & order a disc direct from us w/ a custom art piece exclusive to the first 50 units.

08/09/2022
Leather Motel

"This is the title track from our 2nd full length album. We spent nearly a year & 1/2 working on this collection of songs, all done at home, sent around to band members via file sharing. This song in particular has a lot of colorful guitar textures & tones in play. Marc & Adam using a complex weave of pedals Fairfield Circuitry (The accountant & four eyes fuzz), Walrus Audio (Julia), Electro-Harmonix (polychorus & holy grail reverb), DigiTech (whammy ricochet), EarthQuaker Dev..."

Trying out a new snare drum tomorrow. Come bounce to the new improved boom boom pew pew! Live music and arts show at the...
06/09/2022

Trying out a new snare drum tomorrow. Come bounce to the new improved boom boom pew pew! Live music and arts show at the #newalliancegallery #newallianceaudio #newallianceeast #thisblissmusic #somervillema #artgallery #bostonmusic

05/09/2022

Mixing a track for Clamb today. Getting our classy synth jazz freak on! #clamb #jazz #bostonmusic #newalliancegallery #newallianceeast #synthesizer #moog #improv #clambgramb

05/06/2022

Friday is synth day. Post Somerville Open Studios synth party! #somervilleopenstudios #synthesizer #moog #rolandjupiter8 #tr808 #tr909 #vintagesynthesizer #recordingstudio #bostonmusic

Photos from New Alliance Gallery's post
05/02/2022

Photos from New Alliance Gallery's post

Full house in synth land! Come by and jam! #somerville #somervilleopenstudios #newalliancegallery #tr909 #tr808 #sequent...
05/01/2022

Full house in synth land! Come by and jam! #somerville #somervilleopenstudios #newalliancegallery #tr909 #tr808 #sequentialcircuits #moog #jupiter8 #juno60 #spdx

Somerville open Studios day one complete! Come see what synths we have set up tomorrow. The roster will be rotating! #sy...
04/30/2022

Somerville open Studios day one complete! Come see what synths we have set up tomorrow. The roster will be rotating! #synthesizer #somervilleopenstudios #newalliancegallery #newallianceeast #newallianceaudio #tr909 #moog #jupiter8 #juno60 #oberheim #analogsynthesizer

Come to Somerville Open Studios this yeah time get your synth jam on! We have a bunch of beasts set up for your pleasure...
04/29/2022

Come to Somerville Open Studios this yeah time get your synth jam on! We have a bunch of beasts set up for your pleasures! #rolandtr909 #rolandjuno60 #moogliberation #oberheim #jupiter8 #oberheimdmx #tr909 #somervilleopenstudios #vintagesynth #electronicmusic #recordingstudio #bostonmusic

Fairlight Meeting feat. ZIZZA [EXPLICIT]The Boston Typewriter remix.2021
10/19/2021

Fairlight Meeting feat. ZIZZA [EXPLICIT]
The Boston Typewriter remix.
2021

As a group that uses old-time equipment to make modern day music, we appreciate it when others apply the same attention to detail. So when ZIZZA said he made an entire remix using only a Fairlight CMI III, we said "hell to the yes." ZIZ claimed he was going for a New Jack Swing feel, but we're not hearing it. Instead it's just 1983 all over again and the future is going to involve a fax machine in every home and cell phones the size of shoe boxes.

https://bostontypewriterorchestra.bandcamp.com/track/fairlight-meeting-feat-zizza

This track includes a video by BTO's James Brockman.

Get your post romantic John Hughes feels ready and get awesome for the end of summer!
08/27/2021

Get your post romantic John Hughes feels ready and get awesome for the end of summer!

To move forward you gotta look back, so before a new era of new music begins this fall (more on that later...), I'm thrilled to announce the ZIZZA electro-pop remix of "Bella Sun Lever" is out one week from today, September 1.

It'll bring a dance party to your Labor Day weekend plans, even if you're just dancing on your own. I love all the work Nick Zampiello does, and he brought the "John Hughes treatment" to this one. We can't wait to share it with the world 💋🎶

Twinsies just back from the synth doctor! Ready to funk!  #moog  #moogliberation #keytar #synthesizer #electronicmusic #...
06/24/2021

Twinsies just back from the synth doctor! Ready to funk! #moog #moogliberation #keytar #synthesizer #electronicmusic #bostonmusic #somervillema #recordingstudio

06/17/2021

Finalizing a remix for ADI SUN. Perfect summer jam is incoming! 🙌🙌 all elements written around the original vocals including but by no means limited to: Simmons SDSV, Linndrum Lm2, TR808, Fairlight CMI III, Arp 2600, SCI Pro 1, Jupiter 6, Tx816, Casio MG1, et. Etc... #somervillema #electronicmusic #synthesizer #fairlightcmi #tr808 #linndrum #simmonsdrums #rolandjupiter #yamahadx7 #sequentialcircuits #arp2600 #newalliancegallery #newallianceaudio #newallianceeast #adisunmusic #recordingstudio

06/10/2021

Almost done Writing a remix for Boston Typewriter Orchestra. All sounds are from the Fairlight CMI III and one track of Roland Jupiter 6. Sampled or otherwise. Found sound from the 50s! #fairlightcmi #synthesizer #bostonmusic #newalliancegallery #newallianceaudio #somervillema #recordingstudio #remix #electronicmusic #sampler #analogsynth

06/08/2021

Not not my usual fare! Mix master on some rather dizzy rascal sounding rap! #somervillema #recordingstudio #newallianceeast #newalliancegallery #newallianceaudio #rap #beats #electronicmusic #synthesizer #mixing #mastering

05/19/2021

Mixing more trance synth jams today! Gotta live a DX7 bass and some jazz loops with a ton of delay ;-) #mixing #recordingstudio #newalliancegallery #newallianceeast #somervillemusic #newallianceaudio #mint400records #thisblissmusic #synthesizer #dx7

luckily this is our most musical pet...the K2000 gets really warm so it's a regular cat perch.
05/11/2021

luckily this is our most musical pet...
the K2000 gets really warm so it's a regular cat perch.

Don’t let your cats hang around your synths unsupervised #BlissTips

#badkitty #catsonsynths #kurzweil #fairlightcmi #musicianlife #tipsandtricks #musicgear #cattitude #electronicmusiclifestyle #synthesizer

05/07/2021

Just played bass drums and percussion for a podcast theme song I am mixing. Also added in some percussion from the Fairlight CMI for fun! #podcast #recordingstudio #fairlightcmi #bostonmusic #somervillema #newalliancegallery #newallianceeast #fenderbass #ludwigvistalite #drumming

05/07/2021

Great RnB vibes for a spring day! Jen Kearney bringing the slinky synth intro. #bostonmusic #somervillema #recordingstudio #rnb #synthesizer #jenkearney #newalliancegallery

it's time get your shoegaze on....
04/28/2021

it's time get your shoegaze on....

New music coming May 7 - stream or download our new single, 'Forest Verse'!

With luck, it's a first step back towards normal - we miss the hell out of all of you!

04/27/2021

This Bliss is on the WATD Tiny Stage tonight. Tune in tonight to hear some of the best independent musicians from the South Shore, Boston and New England. 8-10pm on 95.9 WATD and 959watd.com
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#959watd #almostfamousradio #localmusic #southshore #boston #newengland #radio #ontheair #supportlocalmusic

04/19/2021

spent the weekend tracking synths for some kate bush vibes. #fairlightcmi #rolandmks #rolandjupiter #yamahatx816 #oberheimdpx1

working it.  jess did a fun interview with The Music Bugle:
04/16/2021
Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – Jess Baggia Of This Bliss

working it. jess did a fun interview with The Music Bugle:

Photo courtesy of publi*sist By Nicholas Jason Lopez Described as a “cinematic sparkler of electro, synth-pop and trip-hop,” Boston duo This Bliss recently delivered their new album …

Spotify and the recording artist - The Boston Globe
04/15/2021
Spotify and the recording artist - The Boston Globe

Spotify and the recording artist - The Boston Globe

In Spotify’s case, someone is certainly getting paid, but with song royalties at an estimated $0.00348 per stream, it’s not the working-class recording artist.

04/12/2021

Name that breakdown!!? Working on a Riverghxst cover for a comp our
label it putting together... @vegboarder recognized it immediately ;-) #electronicmusic #spacejam #bostonmusic #newallianceeast #newalliancegallery #mint400 #riverghxst

04/12/2021

Getting some help with today’s music session aka #badkitty 😂

#mondaymotivation #makingmusic #dailypractice #meowmonday #studioassistant #catsatwork #electronicmusic #fairlightcmi #kurzweil #indiemusic #bostonmusicscene #russianblue

awesome instrumental space jams.
04/11/2021

awesome instrumental space jams.

Today we welcome to Mint 400 Records / Raining Music an avant-garde groove jazz band from Boston CLAMB. Their newest single "Oyster Sunday" is available right now and will be followed by another single next month and their album "Earth Mother Grapefruit" on June 4th! Produced by Nick Zampiello & Clamb @ New Alliance East https://open.spotify.com/album/3uXbfYvNHZ55QuPxyPUNOK?si=Fe0vymTBTbiDphxRLxW1AQ

04/01/2021

working on a soundset for the Roland SPDSXSE ( what a name lol )... Kick sampled from Simmons SDSV, Clap sampled from the TR909, Toms sampled from Fairlight CMI! ;D

OK people:  we made an NFT for you.  free now priceless later.  go get one for the team. be the next Musk, Besoz, Jesus ...
03/29/2021
Fanaply | Day One Fan This Bliss digital collectible

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Grab the Day One Fan This Bliss limited-edition digital collectible today before it's gone.

03/25/2021

good throwback material!

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Just finished mastering with our friends at New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing. We think y’all gonna dig. Coming soon!
This is the title track from our 2nd full length album. We spent nearly a year & 1/2 working on this collection of songs, all done at home, sent around to band members via file sharing. This song in particular has a lot of colorful guitar textures & tones in play. Marc & Adam using a complex weave of pedals Fairfield Circuitry (The accountant & four eyes fuzz), Walrus Audio (Julia), Electro-Harmonix (polychorus & holy grail reverb), DigiTech (whammy ricochet), EarthQuaker Devices (disaster transport sr. & night wire), TC Electronic (flashback X4), Nine Of Swords(satanic ritual fuzz Boss Effects Pedals(ps-5 super shifter, jb-2 angry driver, sy-1 synthesizer), Caroline Guitar Company (meteore), all through amplified power by Fender& Peavey Electronics John's bass growl employs EarthQuaker Devices (Grey Channel) moved through the air by the M Pulse by Mesa Boogie No slight to the vocal & percussion arrangements, maybe we’ll deep dive some more in a future post. We hope you enjoy this track, it’s a cornerstone in our catalog. Tell your friends, & pick up the album on 💿💿 . Oh, and a big shout out to Nick Z at New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing for mastering this unruly band of misfit tracks. get Leather Motel (full album) on CD https://neonfauna.bandcamp.com/merch/leather-motel-cd Stream Leather Motel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LH_5q6Xby4
The bonus of having New Alliance East: Mastering down the hall is there’s usually a reliable session drummer on site!
💥NEW MUSIC DAY!💥 Check out the new Garden Of Hedon single “Love And Light” available NOW !!! Love And Light ******************* There is a song As old as time About the thread that runs between Everything alive It’s a song of love It’s a song of light It says to love is the meaning of life When your pain becomes too much Lean on me let me be your crutch When you’re praying down on your knees Let my love set you free In these times of woe To try and find some peace I sing a song of hope to remind us We are all one family And sometimes there’s love Other times there’s pain Sometimes we must get lost To find our way Love and light is what we are In our minds and in our hearts I am you, you are me Open your heart and you will see A little love is all you need Love is all you need Love will set you free Love will always be Light of love shine down on me Even on our worst day We know we’ll still get by Then again on our best day When everyone’s feelin high If you’re mind is full of question Close your eyes to see There you’ll find the answer Love is all you need What if these words Weren’t just a song And when we sang them together The whole world sang along Love and light is what we are In our minds and in our hearts I am you, you are me Open your heart and you will see A little love is all you need Light of love shine down on me Love is love is love And love of love is all we need Light of love shine down on me Love is all you need Love will set you free Love will always be Light of love shine down on me Love is all you need Love will set you free Love will always be Light of love shine down on me Love is love is love And love of love is all we need And it starts with you and me. ©️2022 come with me music Garden Of Hedon BMI Matt Zajac: Lead Vocals/ Acoustic Guitar/ Backing Vocals Marc Ford: Slide Guitar William James Donovan: Bass Guitar/ Backing Vocals Steven Serra: Electric Guitar Johnny Keys: Piano Tim Provost: Drums Tim Corrigan: Backing Vocals/ Percussion Recorded/Mixed by: Ethan Dussault at New Alliance Audio Mastered by: Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing
Here’s a little promo teaser for our new single “Love And Light” which comes out next Friday (6/24)! I am super proud of these new songs we recorded and it is such an honor to have one of my absolute favorite musicians playing on this track with us! I hope you will take the time to check it out when it comes out next Friday bc I really think these new songs are the best I’ve written so far! “Love And Light” is a song about the common thread that connects us all to one another. It’s a song of hope. It’s a song of peace & solidarity…togetherness, understanding, compassion & love. I wrote this song during a very dark time in our world, politically, socially and otherwise. I felt like people (including myself) could really use some positivity and could maybe benefit from the message of a song like this and through the power of music. “I sing a song of hope to remind us we are all one family”. It’s an attempt to transcend the political divide and all the things keeping us apart & remind us that we are all one. Perhaps I’m an idealist but this is the kind of message i want to be putting out in the world and I know there are others who stand with me. “Love And Light is what we are/ in our minds and in our hearts/ I am you and you are me/ open your heart and you will see/ a little love is all you need.” Be kind to one another- we are all in this together. Our differences in thoughts and values do not make us enemies. ”Love is love is love and love of love is all we need/ and it starts with you and me” ✌🏼 “Love And Light” will be available on all major streaming/download platforms next Friday 6/24! ☀️ . . Recorded & mixed by Ethan Dussault at New Alliance Audio Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing
11. Conscious Wonder When I shared some early demos with friends, this song got the most positive feedback. I was surprised because I didn't think much of it at the time. Since then, it's become one of my favorites and I absolutely love how the recording came out. This was my first ever music collaboration with Benny Grotto. Nerd alert: We'd recently started playing D&D together, along with Henry and Charles from Aloud. (My first time playing D&D too, actually!) Benny killed this mix. It sounds so full, crisp, and ✨fantastically magical ✨ (probably from all the D&D). Tim Wright's drums are imaginative and spot on, Kiel Szivos's bass locks in perfectly, Anthony Savino's lap steel brings this to another level, and I gotta say, Anthony Hoey's backing vocals are the secret sauce on this one. I promise you, it doesn't sound right without 'em! The line "Even the calm before the storm" was originally "Even the witch inside the storm." This was my [unsuccessful] attempt to reference that scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy's house is swept up in the tornado and the Wicked Witch flies by her window. "Calm before the storm" fits better, but I just love that scene. I actually feel like this song still has growing to do, so I'm excited to play it live and see what happens! Matt Jatkola: Vocals, guitar Anthony Hoey: Additional vocals Anthony Savino: Lap steel Kiel Szivos: Bass Tim Wright: Drums Recorded by Matt Jatkola, Anthony Hoey, Anthony Savino, Kiel Szivos, Tim Wright Mixed by Benny Grotto - Producer/Recordist/Mixer/Musician at Mad Oak Studios Mastered by New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing
9. Ride the Wind Leave all the uncertainty behind and make a pact to fly far away with someone you love, literally or figuratively. It's a song to dedicate to your ride or die. The chorus came to me in a dream. Words and melody only. I whispered it into my phone early one morning as I was waking up. It took me a few days to find chords and write the rest of the song, not because it was hard, but because I didn't want to force it. I remember not overthinking the lyrics while writing them, especially the verses and bridge, and because of that, I think they're perfect now. I wouldn't change anything about them. The vocals and guitars are all from those few days. It's rare to catch an early demo take and be able to use it on the final, but they're the heart of this song. I asked Nicole O'Neal of Indianapolis band Wife Patrol to play bass. It was our first time collaborating but she knew exactly what the song needed. I love what she did here. I wanted to push the drum sounds further than my original demo. Tim Wright helped develop them into the dreamy, far-out-ness you hear on the final. I love those too. Matt Jatkola: Vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, samples Nicole O'Neal: Bass Tim Wright: Drum programming Recorded by Matt Jatkola, Nicole O’Neal, Tim Wright Mixed by Matt Jatkola Mastered by New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing
8. When Tomorrow Comes Oh! The first single we released from the album! A song very much inspired by my cancer journey. I've already shared a lot about this one, but here are some extra nuggets: 🗣 The "oh!" vocal you hear in the song is actually a few tracks of "oh!" and a few tracks of "ow!" - not a mistake 🤓 🎸 The riff is something I've had kicking around since at least 2008, maybe longer. So glad it finally found a home. 💛 Really happy I got to record this with Matthew Glover and Kiel Szivos. Very meaningful collaboration with my brothers right here. 🔥 It is true, I recorded the guitar solo in my underwear! Matt Jatkola: Vocals, guitar Kiel Szivos: Bass Matthew Glover: Drums Recorded by Matt Jatkola, Kiel Szivos, Matthew Glover Mixed by Adam Taylor at Bang A Song Studios Mastered by New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing
7. Gas Station For a long time this had no lyrics. I assumed I’d save this slow build arrangement idea and work it into some other song. Then I realized there was merit to letting it be exactly what it is. There’s no chorus, verse, or bridge, just a groove really, but it felt good to me, and strangely complete. I resolved to try some vocal ideas. If they didn’t work out, I’d leave it as an instrumental. The vocal melodies came just like the music did - by working fast and layering ideas. Throwing spaghetti at the wall, ya know? I couldn’t find a *bang bang bang / boom boom boom* drum sound for the instrumental that was BIG. I wanted those 6 hits to be the anchor of the entire rhythm. So I thought, maybe I’ll just sing it! And that became the main hook. Initial lyrics came quickly but I tweaked them for months, changing syllables, one word here, half a word there. I cared about what was being said but not in a narrative story-like way. It was about words that sounded right and phrases that evoked… something! I guess there’s some innuendo in there too. I programmed some drum machine sounds but I wanted a live drummer to come in halfway through the song to make the groove really settle in. Seth Botos sent over a dozen options to choose from (bless him). Funky stuff, straightforward stuff, off-the-wall fills. We ended up Frankenstein-ing multiple takes together. My vocals alone weren’t cutting it. I asked Anika Pyle to track some versions of the hook and main vocal lines. Then I said, “Do some stuff where you just vocalize. Shout, laugh, make noise, don’t use words.” Much of that is in the final - my favorite being her overblown “woo!” The title? Gas Station? Well, that’s just the first thing I thought of. Those are often the best titles. Matt Jatkola: Vocals, guitar, bass, programming Anika Pyle: Additional vocals Seth Botos: Drums Recorded by Matt Jatkola, Seth Botos, Anika Pyle Mixed by Matt Jatkola Mastered by New Alliance East: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Song Writing