Mix Regional, D.C. Metro: Omega Recording Studios2/01/2013 4:00 AM Eastern
Omega Recording Studios has long been highly regarded by major artists as the place to record while in the Washington, D.C. area, and over the years has hosted such talent as Def Leppard, Michael Bolton and Mya. Omega’s Studio A, which comfortably records live groups of up to 70 musicians, has made it the go-to studio for international music publishers. For over 30 years publishers such as DeHaske (Netherlands), Rundel Music (Germany) and Warner Bros. Publications and the CL Barnhouse Company have traveled to Omega annually to record music for symphony orchestra, concert band and jazz big band. In this time of tight budgets, Omega has become the low-cost alternative to some of the traditional music centers. It recently recorded the symphony orchestra and big band tracks for a New York Voices album engineered by Elliot Scheiner, who commented, “I was truly impressed with everything. The staff was incredible.”
Other recent orchestra sessions include the scoring for the NBC television special Their Finest Hour, narrated by Tom Brokaw, composed by John Keltonic and engineered by engineer Jim Curtis. Other recent Omega projects include shows for Disney and Norwegian cruise lines, and brass band albums for the Salvation Army.