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writing, Recording & Production

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Music Production:

* The styles; Rock, Country, Pop, Alternative/Indie & Metal

* Full in-house professional recording studio
* All aspects of recording, sound design and editing

* Real instruments blended with programming

* Input on how to make your songs their best

* Arrangement ideas infused with coaching

* 30 years of real world music business experience

Songwriting & Composition:

Here for a lot of people is where the rubber meets the road. If you don't have a great song, it's like trying to build a house on quicksand. James has written 1000s of songs over his career with countless placements in film, television and exsisting artists. He has done everything from Pop to Country to Rock. If needed, he can lend an ear and his expertise to help shape your songs and musical vision.

Vocal Coaching & Voice Production:

You are in for a treat if James works with you as a singer. His 25 year career as a vocal coach has seen him coaching on air with American Idol and behind the scenes for Glee, Disney and Nikelodeon. His client list speaks for itself. Let him work you behind the mic and see what happens. A great vocal performance is the icing on a breathtaking record. Buckle in and let the show begin...

Session Musician & Studio Singer:

James' experience in the studio and on tour makes him an enciclopedia of knowladge and chops. He has done it all from playing guitar for the band Dokken and the Broadway rendition of Rock Of Ages at The Venetian in Las Vegas to sing for the Scottish supergroup Nazareth. James and his crew play all the instruments. It's an incredible way for an artist to allow their music to come to life and see it's full potential. 

Mixing & Mastering:

The best of old and new collide at James Lugo Music. The greatest analog equipment in the history of pro audio integrates with today's finest Digital Audio Workstation in this state of the art hybrid studio. Protools 2020HDX with an Avid S1, Burl convertors and a UAD-2 Satellite Octo. It is truely the best of both worlds, analog warmth with the punch of digital. James has mixed for many major labels here in the states and overseas. 

The Studio

James' recording facility is centrally located in Nashville Tennessee. Come to James Lugo Music and make a record or stay home and have your record produced and mixed by world class Hybrid Mixer James Lugo.

One of the things that seperates us from many other studios is when you come here to record you not only get a world-class engineer that's a producer and plays many instrument but is also a professional vocal coach with 25 years of experience making records in Los Angeles.

Full production, songwriting, tracking, reamping, mixing & mastering are available.

Studio A

iMac 27" i9, 64 gigs RAM, 2 TB SSD Computer
Mac iPad 2022 - 256 Gig Ram
Protools 2023 HDX (Big Sur)
Avid Thunderbolt 3 HDX Card Chassis 
2 - Avid PT|HD IO Convertors (16x16)
Burl B2 Bomber Stereo ADC
ADAM A77X Powered Monitors
KRK 10s Powered Sub - 10" Driver
UAD-2 Satellite Octo Thunderbolt 3
Presonus FaderPort 2 Fader Controller 
LaCie SSD 2big 8TB Raid System Hard Drives
Glyph SSD 2 TB Sample Hard Drive
Crane Song Avocet Monitoring System
Yamaha MG06X Mixer
Audio Accessories Patchbays

All Mogami & GepCo Cables

Tripp Lite LCR2400 Power Conditioner
Tripp Lite IS250 Isolation Transformer
Tripp Lite RS1215-RA Rackmount Network

 

Microphones:

1 - Pearlman TM-47 w EF12 Tube (U47)
1 - Neumann TLM103 Condensor Mic
1 - Neumann TLM102 Condensor Mic
1 - Beyerdynamic M160 Ribbon Mic
2 - sE Electronics sE7 Small Condenser Mics
1 - Shure Beta 52 Kick Mic

1 - Shure Beta 58 Mic
5 - Shure SM57 Mics
2 - Shure SM58 Mics

1 - Heil PR20 Mic
1 - AKG C 3000B Mic
1 - Blue Yeti Silver USB Mic


Mic Pres:

2 - BAE 1073MP Stereo Neve 1073

2 - API 512 C 500 Series Mic Preamps
2 - A Designs EM-Red 500 Series Mic Pres
2 - Aphex J Pre 500 Series Mic Pres
2 - Midas 502 V2 500 Series Mic Pres
1 - Useful Arts Hornet Mic Preamp/DI
1 - Purple Audio Sweet Ten 500 Series Chassis
1 - Cloudlifter

Compressors, EQs & Effects:
2 - Empirical Labs Distressors EL8X (Brit Mod)

Midi Controllers & Keyboards:
Akai MPK249 Midi Controller
Studiologic SL990 88 Weighted Keyboard 

 

Virtual Instruments Programming:

Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate
Omnisphere Synth Plugin
Arturia V Collection 8 Vintage Keyboards
Keyscape Keyboard Sampler
Serum Wavetable Synth Plugin
Ana 2 Analogue Synth
UJAM Strings Symphonic Engine

Output Exhale Vocal Synthesizer 
 

Drum & Beat Programming:
Superior Drummer 3 Drum Program
Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Drum Program
Addictive Drums 2 Complete Collection

Native Instruments Battery 4 Sampler
Sonic Academy Kick 2 Kick Drum Synthesis
XLN DS 10 Drum Shaper
Steven Slate Trigger

 

Studio B

Logic Pro X
GarageBand
2023 MacBook Pro M2 Pro 16"
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Convertors

Video Studio:
Sony A6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Sony E Mount Lens
Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Son
y E Mount Lens
Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun Mic
Rode Wireless GO 2 with Lav Mic

2 - Magnus REX VT-4000-PRO-2 Tripod Fluid Head 
Manfrotto Trigger Handle Video Tripod
Joby GorillaPod Ballhead Stand

Apple iPhone 15 (4K Video)
Panasonic HC-V180 Camcorder
Ledgo VersaTile LG-V58C1K1- LED Light
Savage Luminous Pro LED Ringlight PLUS
Final Cut Pro X Editing Software
Motion 3D Graphic Editing Software
ScreenFlow Screen Capture Software
Camtasia 2 Screen Capture Software

Guitars & Basses:

WCR Les Paul '08 (American Steele)
Gibson Les Paul Standard '02 (WB 'Fire') Black
​Gibson Les Paul Epiphone (Br 59/Custom - Nc 59)
Fender Stratocaster American Professional II '21
Fender Stratocaster '78 (Fralin 'Woodstocks')
Fender Telecaster
 American Elite '18 (Lollar Vintage T)
Fender Jazzmaster J Mascis '22 (Lollar Pickups)
Yamaha Revstar RS320 (Br Custom - Nc 59)
Gretsch Pro Jet (w/ Bigsby & TV Jones Classic Pups)
Gretsch G5260 Baritone Guitar
ESP Viper-400B Baritone Guitar (EMG)
Danelectro '59 Reissue 12 String
Peavey Firenza (P90s)
Martin DC-16RGTE Acoustic Guitar
Taylor 614-CE Acoustic Guitar
Tanglewood TW28/12 CLN CE 12 String Acoustic
Fender P Bass MIM (Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder)
Ibanez EHB1505MS 5 String Active/Passive Bass
Mono Classic DUAL Guitar Case

Amps, Modeling & Profilers:
2003 Marshall JCM800 100w Cameron Ocean Mod  
1977 Marshall JMP w/Master Volume 50w (Stock)
2012 Matchless Amplification HC-30 Amp Head 
2015 Mesa Boogie Mark V 3 Channel Tube Head
Fractal Audio Axe FX lll MKll Turbo Modelor
Fractal 
Audio EV-1 Expression Pedal
Kemper Profiling Amp (Rack)
Mission Engineering EP1-KP Expression Pedal
Line 6 Helix Floor Board & Case
Line 6 Power Cab Plus & Cover

Cabs & Switcher/DIs:
Mesa Boogie Trad Slant 4x12 (UK V30 X GB, 8 Ohms)
Mesa Boogie Trad Straight 4x12 (UK V30s, 8 Ohms)

Matchless 2x12 Open Back Stock (GB x G12H - 4 Ohms) 
Radial Headlight 4 Guitar Amp Selector
Little Labs Redeye 3D DI & Re-amplifier
Tech 21 SansAmp RBI Bass Preamp Rack

A Designs KGB-1tf Instrument Preamp/DI

Guitar & Bass Pedals:
Strymon Mobius Modulation Pedal & Moog EP-3 Pedal
Strymon T
imeline Delay Pedal & Moog EP-3 Pedal
Strymon Flint V1 Reverb / Tremelo Pedal

Analog Man King Of Tone Pedal (2/2018)
Greer Amps Lightspeed Drive Pedal
Maxon OD808 Overdrive Pedal
Boss Super Overdrive SD-1 Overdrive 
EHX Green Russian Big Muff Pi Fuzz Pedal
Xotic Effects EP-Booster
Suhr Woodshed 'Andy Wood' Compressor
Boss GE-7 EQ Pedal
JAM Wahcko  Wah Wah Pedal
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah GCB95
Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal
Peterson StroboStomp HD Strobe Tuner
Korg DTR 2000 - Digital Rack Tuner
Voodoo Labs Dingbat Pedalboard Medium w/4x4
Pedal Train Medium Pedalboard w / Power Plus 2
Slide, Ebow, Capo 

 

Guitar Amp Sim & Plugins:
IK MultiMedia Amplitube 5 (All amps, cabs & FX)

TSE X50 Amp Modeler (All amps, cabs & FX)

Joey Sturgis Toneforge Menace (All amps, cabs & FX)
UAD SVT & GK (All amps, cabs & FX)
Avid 11 Rack (All amps, cabs & FX)
Waves Gtr (All amps, cabs & FX)

 

LIVE Gear:
Mackie Mix12FX Mixer
2022 Apple iPad Basic 256 Gig

2 - AirTurn DUO 500 Page Turner
Ultimate Guitar Tabs
OnSong
KZ Earbuds

Turntable:

Audio-Technica LP-120 Turntable
Radial J33 DI Stereo

News & GiGS


James Lugo LIVE
July 28th - Aug 2nd 2024
Passport To Discovery
Barbizon Singing Contest
Lecturing on Singing
Location: Disney Resort

Orlando, Fla

James Lugo LIVE
Jan 2nd - 6th 2025
iPOP! Singing Convention
Lecturing on Singing
Location: Mellennium Biltmore
James Lugo LIVE
Jan 17th - 20th 2025
Industry Network Showa
case
Lecturing on Singing
Location: Sheridan Universal
James Lugo LIVE
June 28th - July 2nd 2025
iPOP! Singing Convention
Lecturing on Singing
Location: Mellennium Biltmore
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