Out of the Deep production notes

Christian music artist Julie Bernstein’s “Out of the Deep” production notes


“Out of the Deep,” Christian artist Julie Bernstein’s debut album, was recorded over a six month period in late 2010 and early 2011. Producer / engineer Kevin McNoldy laid down the basic arrangements at his own Cphonic Studios in North Carolina, and then packed up his car with a portable recording system designed specifically for the project.

The Bernstein’s house in Virginia served as the “studio” when piano and vocals were recorded… there was a new front area “sun room” added just in the nick of time before Kevin’s first arrival. After testing out a few different areas of the house, it was decided that the sun room had the perfect vibe and acoustics for what the project needed, despite the occasional bird chirping coming through the windows. The room quickly changed from an open, vibrant sitting and eating area into a mad scientist’s lab of sorts, with recording equipment, microphones, cables, and computers everywhere.

One after another, Julie’s lead vocals and piano performances were recorded on each song, until everyone was satisfied that the perfect versions had been captured. Kevin returned to his NC studio to clean up all the tracks and begin mixing the songs. In the middle of this work, Julie had a flash of inspiration that yielded the first single, “Out of the Deep,” which was the song that would bring the entire project together. So, Kevin returned to record “Out of the Deep,” which became the title for the album as well. Even Julie’s family cat Moses joined in the recording, meowing through a few vocal tracks to make sure he was heard in the mix!

And so, “Out of the Deep” is being released on Cphonic Records on October 4th, 2011 through iTunes and Amazon (with physical CD’s available at Julie’s live events). Take a listen on the site, and join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter!
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