New Instrumentals Available

We will be releasing more instrumentals through out the next two weeks. Be on the look out for new material which may benefit your next project. So far we have 106 instrumentals online for purchase; which does not include our entire music archive. All of our instrumentals can be found here at Apex Studio or on our Beat Stars Page.

Apex Studio : Apex Studio Instrumentals

Beat Stars: Apex Studio on Beatstars

Beat Stars

With CD Baby doing away with its artist pages Apex Studio is currently in the process of switching it’s full catalog of instrumentals over to Beat Stars. Right now we have Apex Beats volumes 7 and 6 available. The prices on the instrumentals have changed as well as adding some bulk discounting for buying multiple instrumentals.

Check out the new look and feel of the new player/store and like always spread the word if you know people looking for beats/ instrumentals for their next project.

Currently Going Strong

THE NEXT SIN ALBUM IS COMING-

Another edition of the sin series of albums are coming from Apex. it is due to be released soon and the next sin album will be titled “Greed”. This album will be the third edition of the sin albums which Apex has been releasing under Apex Records. So far he has released a sin album every year starting from 2011. The next one will be released in October 2013. So be prepared to hear some new music. If you have not checked out the Lust or Wrath album it can be viewed here:

YOUTUBE RELEASES-

Riddle Me This” album by Mr Mel the Riddler

Riddle Me This Album

LUST” album by Apex

LUST Album

WRATH” album by Apex

WRATH Album

PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW-

HEAT IT UP SHOW-

If you missed the last show because you had to work, take care of the kids or just couldn’t get out the house well do not worry we have the video footage for you. The last show “Heat It Up” was performed at The Evening Muse located in the Noda District of Charlotte, NC. This show is one that you really did not want to miss… why? Because Apex is off vacation and him and the Mr Mel the Riddler killed the show with new songs and more. Check out the video footage for your self.

Apex and the Riddler heat up the Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

APEX NOW APP-

To stay up to date with shows, new music and more from the artist of Apex Records download our new Apex Now App and join out mailing list right from the app to receive new music before it hits the streets, radio stations, and stores. Be the first to say that you heard it first from the Apex Now App.

Apex Now App

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION-

As of lately Apex Records have been moving their artists albums and singles from one distribution company to the next. This process will be over by the end of the year, but all music will still be currently available from all major digital retailers and more have been added to the list as well where their can be found. So just be patient… if the music is not currently in your music retailers online store it soon will be.

Studio News

WHO IS IN THE STUDIO WITH APEX?

In the Studio with Apex show has been a hit recently with new guest and old faces making there way back to the show. We have a slew of new interviews coming and new ones up as well. From Money Man, TMH, Chyna Macra and more…

Updates
Chyna Macra signed to Apex Records
Money Man talks about his mixtape project
TMH giving insight on the show

 

NEW MUSIC ALERT!

Apex Records has just released a new album which follows up to the LUST album. The album which has been released is titled WRATH is now out in the Itunes stores and soon to be everywhere digitally. WRATH is the next album in the sin series of Apex Records releases under Apex Records and it brings everything in which the name says; WRATH. Be prepared to hear tracks like A.P.E.X., You’ll Don’t Know, Little Son and More. The album can be found at the following link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/apex-studios-present-wrath/id586759547

 

FEELING LIKE A ZOMBIE?

Zombie Weed by Mr Mel the Riddler

Have you checked out the “Zombie Weed” video by Mr Mel the Riddler? If not you might want too. Zombie Weed is the video from Apex Studio presents M-Town EP . The EP consists of 3 songs from Mr Mel the Riddler titled Lay It Down, The Game, and Zombie Weed.

 

MORE SHOWS COMING!

We are getting the 2013 line up ready with more shows the first one takes place at the Evening Muse located in Charlotte, NC. It is set for Jan 20th 2013. More info can be found at Afton Shows and at Apex Records Shows.

Going about it the RIGHT WAY!

Eveing Muse

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Apex Records artist Mr Mel the Riddler and Apex along with Gemi just rocked the Evening Muse for “GO HOME OR GO HARD” Part 1. Mr Mel the Riddler performed 2 mixtape tracks, a song from his upcaoming album with Gemi  featuring on the remix and the remix of Apextacy. The next show will be this Sept. 23rd at the Evening Muse as well and this next show is guaranteed to be a hit. If you haven’t purchased tickets they can be found at www.aftonshows.com/apexrecord

Love Fade Away

Love Fade Away is now out on all digital markets be sure to grasp a copy of it. Love Fade Away is the first album release from Apex Records artist Chyna Macra aka Future. The album was shelved and just released due to the demand of the public. The album has production from Apex and CJ Beatz with a guest appearance from Soprano and consists of 13 songs.

Currently Out On the Market

Apex Studio Present: LUST          Against All Odds

    

Apex Studio Presents: M-Town     Love Fade Away

    

Crystal Lite

The Studio Post vol.2

Accepting All Cards

If you are ever in a rush and can’t stop at the ATM for cash before your next session just come in with your credit/ debit card. We now at Apex Studio accept all major credit cards; from Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. We pay for the processing fee to leave you with no worry about paying extra money for your session.

 

Mastering

 Looking for professional sound? Take advantage of the lowest prices in town to get your next or current project sounding professional. Instead of paying by the hour on mastering like other facilities you can get your album or songs mastered by the bulk. Which means that you can save money and focus on what’s important; making music.

Our bulk mastering prices are as follows:

Post Production w/ EQ                   1 – 6 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $300.00
Post Production w/ EQ                 7 – 12 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $400.00
Post Production w/ EQ               13 – 16 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $500.00
Post Production w/ EQ               17 – 20 Songs Signal Processing w/ equalization and compression $600.00

If you just need your material to be leveled out, re-sequence, space adjusted, and fade to black; then we can save you money on that as well too.

Post Production Tune-Up                  1 – 6 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $100.00
Post Production Tune-Up                  7 – 16 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $200.00
Post Production Tune-Up                  17 – 20 Songs Adjust spacing and clean up gaps, fade to black between tracks. Re-sequence, and normalize levels $300.00

Going One Step Further

Here at Apex Studio we believe that we are more than just a recording studio and always strive at helping new/ old clients break out and be heard. Either through guidance or knowledge about the music business.

As of recent we have made a YouTube page for Mr. Chrltte, aided “V” in the organization of Label/ Entertainment business “Nu Galaxy Music”, made/ loaded artist music up onto the Itunes music server, assisted the Cheer/ Hip Hop Dance community in remixing their dance songs, and many more.

Our goal is to help and assist in every way possible; that’s what makes us stand out from the rest and achieve more than just a business relationship with our clients.

Live Sessions

We currently have a couple of new live sessions up and available for viewing. Check out Lil Rainbow as she does her thing in the studio and other artist on our website or on our YouTube page. Always remember to leave feed back; the artist love to hear what the viewers are thinking. Weather its about something they need to improve on or a comment in general.

Also we have made a change to our news page; we added the cooliris widget. It will alloy you to view all past and recent live sessions in one current view with a floating dock.

System Drive

Just like last year we are in the process of cleaning off our hard drives again and making space for new projects and audio sessions. If we have worked on any audio or graphic design material for you in the year of 2010. Contact us to get a master disc. We will be cleaning off our hard drives the beginning of Feb 2011.

 

Online Distribution

If you are getting tired of trying to figure out how to get your music in the Intunes music store and other major retailers online; then look no further.

Right now we are charging $100 to get your music into the Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Thumplay, MySpace, Emusic and other major online music retailers. We set up your account and do all the leg work for you. All you have to do is supply us with your audio material, brief bio Album/EP, song info, and etc. Once we get your account established and created you can make changes or add music later down the line.

• Most recent music we have distributed to iTunes has gone live within 24 hours, however it may take up to 3 days.

• About 4 weeks for eMusic and IMVU.

• About 6-8 weeks for Amazon on Demand, Spotify and MediaNet.

• About 1 week or less for all other stores. Please note that the time frames given above are just averages – we cannot guarantee when each store will make your music live.

Studio Tips 101

1. The Better The Source, The Better The Recording

Think of your microphone as your ear. If something sounds bad to your ear, chances are it won’t sound great in front of a microphone. Making sure your source is the best it can be is the first thing to remember whenever starting a new project. That could mean a new set of strings, fresh drum heads, or having your vocalist do warm-ups before tracking. And, no matter what, everybody should tune before a take. 

2. Save Your Work Often

Nothing is worse than losing something you worked for hours on, especially when you’re running your studio as a business and you have a paying client. Always save your work between takes. It also doesn’t hurt to have an external hard drive that you backup your sessions to nightly; if something happens to your hard drive, you’ll at least have a copy to start over from.

3. Always Keep Spare Parts

Keeping basic items at your studio will always help keep things going smoothly when the inevitable happens. Stock a set of guitar strings (both electric and acoustic), some drum sticks, and always keep spare instrument and microphone cables on hand. You never know when your session will be saved because you came to the rescue!

4. Nothing Leaves Until The Check Clears

This tip applies only to the home studios that record for profit, not your simple project studio, but it deserves a mention of it’s own. Don’t ever, ever let any mixes leave your studio until you’re paid in full. This includes mp3 copies you send out via email, and CD-Rs you let leave your studio with rough mixes. At any point during the recording process, a financial dispute of some sort may arise, and they’ve still got a rough mix. This is rare, but it happens.

Remember, anything you let leave your studio, you can never get back.  Just ask any of the number of engineers who’ve gotten burned by non-paying clients!

5. Keep It Simple

One of the biggest and most common mistakes a new recording engineer can make is being too fancy. You’ll waste a lot of time — and your client’s money, if working for profit — by overdoing it in the studio. Examples of this include recording an instrument in stereo when a mono (single) track will do, doing too many vocal overdubs, or laying down too many guitar layers. Let the band’s music speak for itself.