Overneath Blog

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

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...

Gordon & Dannie Maternity Photos

    We are so glad we had a chance to take these photos before Evangeline came! A few months ago we set out around Kalamazoo to capture these beautiful and fun shots of Gordon and Dannie right before they welcomed their daughter. Everything was shot either...

Travis + Tandasue Engagement Photos

Travis and Tandasue are recently engaged to wed. We were excited to hang out and snap some engagement photos to commemorate this occasion on the Kalamazoo Mall, at the Black Owl Cafe and eventually ended at Asylum Lake. There was some occasional rain, but that didn't...

Your Music is Stupid

Spending time in a school of music you become quite cynical. At Western Michigan University, it was no different. You start to look down upon the lowly “musicians” who don’t read notation or understand basic chordal theory. You begin to judge things in terms of...

Non-Profit Work Isn’t Worth It.

If you break down all the business-y, financial jargon that we should probably take into consideration (cost-based pricing, short-term vs. long-term profits, return-on-investment, sustainability, value, demand, competition…blah, blah, blah), non-profit and ministry...