October 9, 2016

Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

KANSAS is back on the Billboard charts with “The Prelude Implicit!” 

Kansas The Prelude ImplicitThe new album from Kansas, The Prelude Implicit, features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is evident throughout the album. The album was recorded at Real 2 Reel Studios, mixed by Jeff Glixman and mastered by Vlado Meller.

The first album of new material from the band in 16 years is receiving fantastic reviews.  The works showcase Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals.

Kansas has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’ The album is available on CD, double 180 Gram Vinyl and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined.  “This is definitely a KANSAS album,” remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit,’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of KANSAS fan.  After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of ‘The Prelude Implicit.’”

Lead Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”

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Standing left to right – Davie Manion, Zak Rizvi, Bill Turpin, Ronnie Platt, Phil Ehart, Richard Williams
Seated left to right – Steve Rawls, James Cobb, Will McPhaul, Chad Singer, David Ragsdale, Billy Greer

October 3, 2015

New Collective Soul Release Mastered at Real 2 Reel

October 2, 2015 – Collective Soul’s new album released.  CD and Mastered for itunes formats were mastered by Steve Rawls at Real 2 Reel Studios.  The new CD features 11 new songs from the Stockbridge, GA natives.

“This is the best and most rocking album we’ve done.  It’s one of those, ‘just sit back and rock’ records.  We are so excited about our 9th release. I think c soul fans are gonna love it.  We went back to our roots, loud guitars and more guitars.  Thanks again for your patience and I promise it won’t ever be this long between releases again. Be cool. ” – Ed Roland

See What You Started By Continuing on Vanguard Records.

Get it now on:
– PHYSICAL CD FORMAT 
– iTunes
– Amazon (Digital and CD)
– GooglePlay

August 8, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Soaked In Gasoline – Pt 4

Will McPhaul and producer Ryan Burton host this 4th and final episode of the multi-part series about the making of a song from start to finish. “Soaked In Gasoline“, a song by Lynnay Della Luce, was co-produced by Ryan Burton and former Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress. Part 4 is a 7 min video about recording Lynnay’s vocal at Real 2 Reel Studios.

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June 23, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Soaked In Gasoline – Pt 3

Will McPhaul and producer Ryan Burton host this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel. Part 3 of a multi-part series about the making of a song from start to finish. “Soaked In Gasoline“, a song by Lynnay Della Luce, was co-produced by Ryan Burton and former Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress. Part 3 is a 6 min video about recoding Ross Childress on electric guitar at Real 2 Reel Studios. The final episode will cover Lynnay’s vocal.

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June 10, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Soaked In Gasoline – Pt 2

Will McPhaul and producer Ryan Burton host this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel. Part 2 of a multi-part series about the making of a song from start to finish. “Soaked In Gasoline“, a song by Lynnay Della Luce, was co-produced by Ryan Burton and former Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress. Part 2 is a 5 min video about recoding bass and acoustic guitar at Real 2 Reel Studios. Additional episodes will cover electric guitar and vocals.

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June 3, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Soaked In Gasoline – Pt 1

Will McPhaul and producer Ryan Burton host this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel. Part 1 of a multi-part series about the making of a song from start to finish. “Soaked In Gasoline“, a song by Lynnay Della Luce, was co-produced by Ryan Burton and former Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress. Part 1 is a 14 min video discussing pre-production at the producer’s home studio and then coming to Real 2 Reel to record the drums for that song. Additional episodes will cover bass & acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.

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April 6, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Mic’ing a guitar amp – Pt 2

James Cobb and Will McPhaul host this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel. This episode focuses on mic selection when recording a guitar amp. This is Part 2 of a multi-episode series on mic’ing a guitar amp. This episode shows various mic choices and the sonic differences of each. Download the audio examples here.

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March 8, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Bass Guitar In The Studio – Pt 1

Bill Turpin hosts this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel Studios.  Bill discusses bass guitar and preparing for a studio session.  This is part 1 of a multi-part episode and focuses on basic string types.

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March 7, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Mic’ing a Guitar Amp – Pt 1

James Cobb and Will McPhaul host this episode of Session Time @ Real 2 Reel.   The episode focuses on mic placement when recording a guitar amp.  This is Part 1 of a multi-episode series on mic’ing a guitar amp.  This episode shows 4 mic placements on a single speaker and the sonic differences of each.  Download the 4 audio examples.

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January 31, 2015

Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Mastering Overview

Online now – Session Time @ Real 2 Reel – Mastering Overview episode

Steve Rawls discusses the mastering process.  Why do it… what’s involved… what’s needed… what do I get back… how loud is loud….  All of these questions and more are answered in this episode.

Mastering Overview

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