Hardknoxbury, News, Recording and Studio

Studio Happenings – December 2014

We’re (mostly me) enjoying our new home of Center of the Universe Recording here in Epping, NH, just off of Route 125! We have a lot of projects coming through, many with early 2015 releases. 2014 was an interesting and fun year, packed with some wonderful talent stepping up to our microphones. Will you be one in the New Year?

The long awaited twang album, Sad, Drunk, and Missing You from Amos Clapp and The Tender Touch (of which I am a part of) sees a release date of 12/19/2014. The album was in production for 2 years, and features the brilliant work of many great vocalists and instrumentalists from the Seacoast. Information for ordering will be available here soon. To follow Amos Clapp and The Tender Touch on Facebook, check the Social Media section at the end of this post.

A few different projects going on with Andrea Szirbik and her band The Spectacles, one with a very close release date. I’ll update on that as soon as things are cleared for lift off.

Our music education group – Seacoast Music Lessons – is offering 10% off for the month of January to new students, and 10% off to existing students with a referral. Guitar, bass, keyboard, music theory and music production lessons are available in the half hour and 1 hour flavors. E-mail me at josephkmurphy “at” gmail “dot” com for more information. Teaching is a great passion of mine, and I’m stoked to be going into my 9th year of doing it.

I was filled in that the debut Me In Capris EP I worked on has been mastered. They’re a fantastic rock band that I hope I get to work with again. Lovely.

Finally, the garage/punk/booze band Hardknoxbury I lead had a blast at the Dover Brickhouse this past Saturday with Almanac Mountain and Post Atlantic. Expect more gigs from us in 2015. Our second release, to be titled “Her Name Gets Me Drunk” is expected for Summer 2015. Until then, check out our debut album RIGHT HERE!

And that’s about it for now. Thanks to all of our supporters! Great things lie ahead!

Joseph K Murphy

Social Media/Artists Mentioned in this Post

Center of The Universe Recording on Facebook

Andrea Szirbik on Facebook

Almanac Mountain on Facebook

Post Atlantic on Facebook

News, Recording and Studio

RPM 2014 Season and Post Season Service Deals

It is RPM, and as usual, I am offering my services at greatly reduced rates. I’m available for recording, mixing and mastering services during the month for a very affordable price. Most popular is my month end mastering, where I help you package your work for final hand in.

Also popular though, is my extended post season deal. You’ve slaved all month crafting your project, you mix it and get it handed in, but your ears are burned out, or your forced to make messy decisions in order to beat the headline. Should you want to remix, sweeten, or master your RPM project post March 1st, I offer my services for the same reduced rate in March. Contact me via email = josephkmurphy “@” gmail “dot” com, or on any of my social media outlets to discuss details.

February is the month where every one makes music.


Recording and Studio

RPM Season! Deals on Various Audio Services

It is that time of year! Musicians and artists alike will be furiously recording and writing, participating in the RPM Challenge (to record a full album of music in just the month of February)!

As I’ve done in past years, I’m offering audio services for dramatically reduced rates. Whether you want help recording your project, or just want a quick and clean master before handing the project in, my services are open and available to any RPMer out there!  Contact me via E-mail at josephkmurphy@gmail.com to discuss your project!

News, Recording and Studio

Post-RPM Mixing/Mastering Services – DEALS!

Did you participate in the RPM Challenge? Every year, thousands of musicians, artists, and songwriters do, and every year, many of them flesh out their creations after the challenge is over to give it a proper release.

This year, I’m offering a deal on post-RPM Remixing and mastering services. If you want to polish up your tracks before they head off to be manufactured, I am here to help. With a sophisticated system, the best tools in the industry (Waves, Izotope, NI, etc) and almost 10 years experience, your RPM project will shine.

Pricing is –

Remixing or Mastering of your project

$200 for a full day (10 hrs), that’s a full 10 song album remix


$100 for a half day (perfect for mastering a full album)

As always, services are negotiable depending on the project’s needs. Project will be delivered in whatever media format is requested (Minus reel to reel tape. Sorry. Cassette tape is still on the table!)

Contact me at josephkmurphy@gmail.com or call (603) 608___ 8672  to take advantage!

Offer lasts through April 1st

New Music Release!, Past projects, Recording and Studio

2008 Joseph K Murphy and The Best Friends Ever EP Remixed, Remastered, Rereleased

I’ve taken some time since the new year to visit an old project – the first Joseph K Murphy and the Best Friends Ever EP. This collection was done as the Murkadee production schedule was dragging on and produced quite a number of favorites among those who listen to my stuff. I wasn’t unhappy with how it was produced, but I wanted another stab at mixing and mastering it and wanted to make it special when I finally got around to putting it up on Band Camp – which I’ve now done.

Here it is! Remixed and Remastered, Joseph K Murphy and the Best Friends Ever EP for your listening enjoyment – and if you care to, you can download the thing – name your price!


Recording and Studio

Audio File Rendering – Wood Stove Burning

I’m sitting next to a toasty wood stove in this dark (by choice) room as a session I just mixed bounces down. The project was recorded in early August at our last joint with a cool folky artist named Jimbo, who was stopping in on his way to Portland, ME.  He shared his charming bluesy tunes coupled with a smokey, emotional voice reminiscent of Tom Waits. The recording is intimate and provocative. I’ll ask if I can put up a clip at some point.

Off to teach some guitar lessons!