Amp Live/Eric Rachmany Debut Unified Highway

Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) may possess different backgrounds, but they both travel the same creative road. Now, their paths—along with a myriad of musical genres riding shotgun—intersect in Unified Highway. The duo’s self-titled debut [Audible Collision / Strange Focus Records] explores this intersection via a fascinating fusion of reggae, electronic, hip-hop, alternative, and soul siphoned into unforgettable songs. Starita had the pleasure of working on this exciting project ...

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In The Stu: Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studio

On a recent trip to LA, Starita paid a visit to one of the most intriguing studios in the business, Shangri La. Shangr La is the private studio of the one and only Rick Rubin and where he’s created some of the most influential records of our time. The studio is all white and packed full of toys including the piano Adele recorded 21 on that Rick produced. The visit was such a treat and let’s ...

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GrammyPro: The Role Of The Producer By Starita

The role of the producer is vital but most don’t exactly know what it means. Starita wrote a blog post on this very subject for GrammyPro and you can check it out below.

A lot of independent artists have asked me, “Do I need a producer?” I like to reply with a deeper question: Do you want your project to be as great as it can be? Of course, the answer is always affirmative on both accounts. ...

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In The Stu: Childish Gambino (Donald Glover)

Recently, the multi-talented recording artist and actor, Childish Gambino, ripped through the Bay Area performing a one off, sold out show at The Greek Theater with legendary artist Erykha Badu. Amazingly, he managed to pull this off while being deep in production for the upcoming film, Magic Mike 2, due out in 2015. While in town, Childish Gambino and Starita went into Jingletown Recording to lay down a new track for a new secret project ...

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Working Class Audio Interviews Starita

Working Class Audio is a no-nonsense, to-the-point podcast interviewing some of the industry’s top freelance engineers including Andrew Scheps, Scott Evans and Vance Powell to name a few. Topics address how they make money in the ever changing music industry, workflow and of course, gear. Episode #12 features Starita in an honest candid interview about his career and life as an engineer and producer.

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San Francisco Grammy Nominee Celebration

On January 20, 2015, nearly 300 members and guests of The Recording Academy® gathered at The Lodge at The Regency Center in San Francisco for the Fourth Annual San Francisco Chapter GRAMMY® Nominee Celebration. Just weeks ahead of the 57th GRAMMY Awards® on February 8, the region’s music community came out in force to applaud those who received nominations for this year’s awards. Among those in attendance were a number of winners from last year’s GRAMMY Awards®, including Laura Sullivan ...

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Laura Sullivan Brings Home The Grammy®!!!!

Pianist, composer and recording artist Laura Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed album LOVE’S RIVER took home the Grammy® Award for Best New Age Album at the 56th Annual Grammy® Awards. Sullivan is only the 9th woman nominated as a solo or main artist in the New Age category’s 27-year history. Additionally, LOVE’S RIVER was executive produced and marketed entirely independently by Sullivan with her producer and husband, Eric, from their San Francisco-area home ...

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