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 busness 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
Protools 2020 HDX (Catalina)
Avid Thunderbolt 3 HDX Card Chassis 
Avid PT|HD IO Convertor (16x16)
Presonus FaderPort 2 Fader Controller 
Burl B2 Bomber Stereo ADC
Burl B32 Analog Summing Mixer
Genelec 1031A Powered Monitors 
KRK 10s Powered Sub - 10" Driver
UAD-2 Satellite Octo Thunderbolt 3
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 - Neumann U87ai Condensor Mic

1 - Pearlman TM-47 w EF12 Tube (U47)
1 - Royer 121 Ribbon Mic
1 - Beyerdynamic M160 Ribbon Mic

1 - Shure SM7b Mic
1 - Shure Beta 52 Kick Mic
1 - Shure Beta 58 Mic
5 - Shure SM57 Mics
2 - Shure SM58 Mics

3 - Sennheiser e604 Tom Mics
1 - Audix D6 Kick Mic
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 - UA LA-610 MKII Tube Channel Strip

1 - Useful Arts Hornet Mic Preamp/DI
1 - Presonus Tube Pre V2 Mic Preamp
1 - Purple Audio Sweet Ten 500 Series Chassis
2 - Cloudlifters

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

GML 8200  Parametric Equalizer Series 2
Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 Bus Compressor

Midi Controllers & Keyboards:
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2
Native Instruments Maschine MK3
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
MacBook Pro Intel (High Sierra)​
Samson Resolv SE6 Powered Monitors 
Samson Powered Sub
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Convertors
M-Audio Oxygen Pro 25 Midi Controller
2 - Mackie Mix12FX Mixer

Guitars & Basses:

Gibson Les Paul Standard (WB 'Fire') Black
Gibson Les Paul Epi GR (Br 59/Custom - Nc 59)
WCR Les Paul (American Steele)
Fender Telecaster Road Worn (Fender V Mod Pups) 
Fender Stratocaster '78 (Fralin 'Woodstocks')
Fender Stratocaster '21 Professional II
Fender Jazzmaster J Mascis Signature Model
Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body
Gretsch Pro Jet (w/ Bigsby & Filtertron Pups)
Danelectro '59 Reissue 12 String
Yamaha Revstar RS320 Baritone 6 String
Peavey Firenza (P90s) Open E Tuned, Slide
Martin DC-16RGTE Acoustic Guitar
Taylor 614-CE Acoustic Guitar
Tanglewood TW28/12 CLN CE 12 String Acoustic
Yamaha BB735A Active/Passive P/J 5 String Bass

Fender P Bass MIM (Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder)

Amps, Cabs & Switcher/DIs:
Marshall '03 JCM800 100w Cameron Ocean Mod  
Marshall '77 JMP w/Master Volume 50w (Stock)
Mesa Boogie Trem-O-Verb Dual Rectifier (Early 90s)
Category 5 BP-40 Amp (Samson Era Matchless - Tweed)
Orange Rockerverb 50 MKl (6v6 Tubes)
Vox AC30 C2 (2X12 Combo) w/Temelo
Fender Super Sonic 22 Head
Fractal Audio Axe FX lll MK2 Modeling Amplifier
Mesa Boogie Traditional Cab (Greenback 25w)
Mesa Boogie Horizontal 2x12 Cab (British V30s)
Category 5 2X12 Open Back Cab (Celestion Golds)
Boss ES-5 Pedal Switcher

Radial Headlight 4 Guitar Amp Selector
Little Labs Redeye 3D DI & Re-amplifier

A Designs KGB-1tf Instrument Preamp/DI

Guitar & Bass Pedals:
2 - Eventide H9 Max Multi-Effects & Mission Exp Pedal
Strymon Big Sky Reverb and Space Pedal
Strymon Mobius Modulation Pedal
EHX Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT Echo
Dunlop EP103 Echoplex w/ Tap Pedal
Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal
Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition (2-1176)
Keisman Early Bird Overdrive 
Mythos Mjolnir Klon Overdrive Pedal

Fulltone OCD Overdrive Pedals
Maxon OD808 Overdrive Pedal
Greer Amps Lightspeed Overdrive Pedal
Way Huge Smalls Russian Pickle MKlll Fuzz
Boss GE-7 EQ Pedal
ISP Decimator II Noise Gates
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal
Visual Sound Visual Volume Pedal

Tech 21 SansAmp RBI Bass Preamp
2 - Moog EP-3 Universal Expression Pedal (Strymon)
TC Electronics Polytune 3
2 - Voodoo Labs Dingbat Pedalboards Medium w/4x4
Korg DTR 2000 - Digital Tuner
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)


Video Studio:
Sony A6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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

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

Apple iPhone 12 (4K Video)
Apple iPhone 8 (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

Turntable:

Audio-Technica LP-120 Turntable
Radial J33 DI Stereo

News & GiGS

James Lugo LIVE
June  26th - 29th 2022
Industry Network Showacase
Lecturing on Singing

Location: Sheridan Universal 
 
James Lugo LIVE
July  12th - 15th 2022
iPOP! Singing Convention
Lecturing on Singing

Location: Anaheim Hilton
James Lugo LIVE
Aug  7th - 12th 2022
Barbizon Singing Convention
Lecturing on Singing

Location: Disney Resort Orl, Fla