In January we ran a competition for one lucky person to win a copy of the fabulous Revoice Pro from Synchro Arts. We are pleased to announce that the winner is Albert Newquist from Tokyo. Albert answered correctly to the question, what does APT stand for? The answer was of course Audio Performance Transfer. Congrats Albert we hope you enjoy your prize.
I’m a Canadian who’s been based in Tokyo since 2012. I work primarily out of Studio Goro Goro, and for the last few years I’ve been helping to make records for this fantastic artist driven label here called Call And Response Records.
The bulk of the work is ambitious young bands, often disheveled and radical young Tokyo artists with a whisper of brilliance. With minuscule budgets and a lot of elbow grease, the goal is to faithfully amplify that whisper into a shriek. It’s very much a labour of love.
A lot of bands I work with like doubled vocals and so do I. A lot of them also look for a degree of pitch modification/correction and I am happy to comply. It’s going to make a world of difference to finally be equipped with the best tools for these tasks. There’s a record coming out this March for a band called “Looprider” who are very much in the heavy but eclectic lineage of Boris — and also very much worth a listen. Tastefully doubled vocals is an important part of their sound so when I began their new album “Umi”, which is basically just one twenty-five minute song, with just a few vocal parts — all doubled — I knew they had to be perfect.
It took me a long time to give them what they wanted. Now and I can’t help but look back and wonder what we could have accomplished if we’d had Synchro Arts Revoice Pro.