TBF Newsie Q3-2019

Latest News From The Bit Farm
Recent Client Releases, Awards, Videos and even a tech tip!

Hi there!

Since our last newsletter, The Bit Farm has delivered 17 albums, 2 EPs, a few singles and counting. That’s over 200 different songs in a lot of different genres. Plus many of those songs required some de-clicking, de-crackling or other noise removal to make them sound their best. James Anderson even mastered a #1 Classical Music Album on Billboard (see below)! We are grateful to each of the artists and engineers who trusted The Bit Farm to prepare their music for delivery to the world.

It’s Christmas Season here at The Bit Farm. More accurately, Christmas Music Season. If you are preparing a Holiday release, keep us in mind as the place to master your album (tell your musician friends too). We’ll get your tracks polished and ready for streaming, electronic music delivery, video — even CD.

Remember that The Bit Farm is equipped to take on your next audio mastering, archiving or restoration project.

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Praise For The Bit Farm

"LOVE the difference mastering gives to the overall sound. It’s a process I have a hard time understanding, but I like it!"

Trevor Loucks — 92 Keys

Another Honor For James Anderson:
Billboard #1 Classical Music Album

In June we mastered a #1 album: ‘Joyful: Piano Duets of Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti’.

When recording/mixing engineer Michael Greene and James first talked about this project, Michael said that mastering it might be a challenge.

Recorded in the acoustically-wonderful-but-noisy Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah, he warned that there was some acoustic noise intruded into this performance: noise from the air conditioner, some traffic noise, thumps and groans from the building itself. Michael’s wonderful recording captured all of it. Always up for a good challenge, James surgically removed all that stuff – transparently.

Congratulations to the artists and to Deseret Book for this outstanding achievement!

Learn More: Joyful: Piano Duets of Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti

Recording Soundscapes With Nadja Lind

In August, electronic/ambient music performer, techno/house DJ and recording artist Nadja Lind was in the area. Here for a retreat with the iAwake Technologies team, capturing the incredible ambient spaces created in the natural red rock lands for use in her future music creation was high on her list of stuff to do.

We recorded some beautiful sonic spaces in high-resolution format using some very special technology. The Bit Farm appreciates the opportunity to work with Nadja and the iAwake team on this project.

Recent Releases


Kurt Bestor Ballet Score: ‘The Secret Garden’

Kurt Bestor first met Ray Van Mason who choreographed a ballet based on Kurt’s CD ‘Seasons’. After that experience, they made plans to write an original ballet based on the beloved children’s story ‘The Secret Garden’.

Finally, due to Ray’s hard work and perseverance, the ballet became a reality.

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The Last Full Measure Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film (2019) was mastered here at The Bit Farm. The music is composed by .

The Last Full Measure is a 2019 war drama film written and directed by Todd Robinson. The film stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine, the late Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton.

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ska, Ska, SKA! Late Night Brass

During the live sound phase of my career, I mixed quite a few of the original Ska bands that came through Salt Lake City. When I played back the tracks from Late Night Brass’ LNB album, I heard the same authentic & frenetic energy in their music for which Ska music is known. Yet there was something new, something updated about their presentation I found to be really appealing.

Check ‘em out!


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3hattrio: Live In Zion

The 3hattrio plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah.

They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest…

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The Other Side Of Heaven 2 Soundtrack

Bad Haircut Records released a soundtrack album for the faith-based drama The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith. The album features the film’s original music composed by Christian Davis.

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Kacee Mickelsen ‘Sweet Baby, Sleep

No. 1 Billboard Composer/Arranger Shane Mickelsen and award-winning Lyric Soprano, Kacee Mickelsen created this album of lullabies for orchestra and soprano.

This husband/wife duo are known for their deeply enriching and expressive music.

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"Where Can I Turn For Peace?"

Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and acclaimed Italian composer Nicolas Giusti have been fast friends for over a decade. Bonded by their shared faith and love of playing the piano, they began working on piano hymn arrangements. The result is ‘Joyful’ – a celebration of their friendship and love for the gospel.

"Texas Traveler" by 3hattrio {Official Video} 2019

From the “Live from Zion” concert and CD celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Zion National Park. Originally, an old-West, African-American fiddle tune, 3hattrio takes off, out of tradition, to Texas time travel. Eli Wrankle – violin, Hal Cannon- banjo, Greg Istock – double bass. video by Dan Whitaker


Tech Tip

Guess What Time It Is?

It’s that time of year again! Your friend’s birthday? No… Rotate your tires? Maybe…

The answer is: Time to clean your keyboard and mouse.

Grimy, dirty, sticky keys and a messy mouse or trackball can spread germs and possibly cause them (and you) to stop working altogether. Here’s a good article from the folks at CNet with some tips to safely clean your peripherals. (I particularly like the ‘Cleaning Slime’) 😉

Read the 5-minute clean routine
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