Overneath Blog

A blog about production, creation, visuals and sounds.
Creative musings and other randoms from the staff at Overneath Creative Collective.

A Steinway Tale: There and Back Again

Imagine you were sent to the Ferrari factory in Italy and told they were going to show you five brand new cars… and you get to choose one to take home with you. How do you pick? What’s your litmus? Who do you bring to help you? Ultimately… no matter which you pick…...

The Best of Kalamazoo

A few years ago, my friend asked if I wanted to be his 4th roommate in Kalamazoo. I told him I really didn’t feel like talking about Lord of the Rings. At the time, I was living in New York and figured Kalamazoo was a small community between the Plateau of Morgoth and...

Live Recording in a Live Room

Recording a Jazz Combo in the Kevin Brown Live Room

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of tracking a jazz combo consisting of Western Michigan University jazz department graduate students Meghan Staghl (vocals), Mark Niskanen (keyboards), and Jordan Otto (drums) as well as local pro Henry Rensch (bass).

Axes Vs. Ivories

There is a never-ending war that ensues between two titans of music. These great warriors battle for harmonic control of the sonic landscape. Both can wield the power of chordal structure. Both can unleash a storm of melodies and counterpoints. Both can brave the...