Lexicon 224XL More “Old School” gear at Westend!

Lexicon is held in extremely high regard in studios around the world as a manufacturer of effects units and other audio processing equipment, in particular digital reverb units. The company was among the first to produce commercially available digital reverb equipment, beginning in 1978 with the Model 224. By this time they had built a reputation for realistic and controllable simulations of the audio response characteristics of spaces including rooms and concert halls, as well as providing high quality tools for the virtual creation of 'unrealistic' audio spaces, and other audio effects processing and manipulations. The 224XL is  heard on thousands of songs and movies throughout the 1980s and '90s. Another excellent addition to Westend's arsenal of the best "vintage" and digital equipment.   Call or Email us for a tour! 913-362-2066  Email Westend    

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Justin Bieber’s “Believe Acoustic” album drops…3 Tracks recorded at Westend!

While on a day off in Kansas City on October 25th Justin Bieber and Co. stopped by Westend and recorded three tracks for for what would become the"Believe Acoustic" album just released on January 29th. We thank Justin and Island/Def Jam for this great opportunity! Songs recorded at Westend are: Track 1 "Boyfriend" Track 3 "Beauty And A Beat" Track 4 "She Don't Like The Lights" Check it all out at: www.justinbieber.com www.bieberfever.com  www.islandrecords.com    

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ACB’s on the MTV Hive

http://www.mtvhive.com/2013/01/29/the-acbs-record-store/ The ACBs new album, Little Leaves, recorded at Eureka Mastering at Westend Recording Studios is out March 5 on High Dive Records        

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Justin Andrew Murray Band starts 4-Song EP “The Other Side”

Having just made the move up to Kansas City last August, Justin's musical journey has just begun. While pursuing musical efforts back home was fulfilling and educational, Justin always had his sights set elsewhere. Always. Justin will be the first to admit that he doesn't have much to his name, so that being said, he counts himself to have been VERY fortunate to befriend Kansas City’s own local rising star, Samantha Fish, and veteran blues rock master, Mike Zito. With their help, Justin was finally able to land on a musical destination where he could expand as a player and discover his own artistic identity. After a brief stint of playing guitar for the one and only Mary Bridget Davies, he has started the trek down his own musical path. Combining the likes of blues, rock, and country, he is just beginning to discover his own unique, musical sound.  ...

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New Gear at Eureka Mastering!

Mastering: It MAKES the Difference!! Eureka Mastering has just added the amazing Requisite Audio L2M MKIII tube limiter to it's ever growing mastering chain. The L2M is the perfect tool for smoothing out harshness in any recording especially digital recordings. Upload your music to our server today to get a chance to hear what your music can sound like through this amazing piece of equipment! Eureka Mastering uses Requisite Audio Silver Mastering Cable   Eureka Mastering at Westend Recording Studios   dropbox link     requisiteaudio.com/products/studio_electronics/l2m_limiter/index.html  

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Vintage Farfisa Compact Overhaul

Beautiful 60's Farfisa Compact Organ in for a re-cap and general overhaul. This beauty belongs to Midwestern Musical Co., and you won't find a hint of digital technology or even IC chips here...Total discrete transistor oscillators plus tube audio preamp circuitry and point to point wiring. Typically, I don't service keyboards, but I made an exception here!

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Justin Bieber at Westend!

While on a day off from his "Believe" tour ( October 25th) Justin stopped by Westend for a few hours to record vocal tracks for new material in the works. He was joined by his musical director and guitarist Dan Kanter and recording engineer Joshua Gudwin. The session went very well and we hope to see them again in the future!

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The Who “Live at Hull” back from the grave

In February 1970 The Who recorded their classic live album "Live at Leeds", but few know that they also recorded their show the next night at the City Hall in Hull. That show was actually considered superior to the Leeds show but it was later discovered that John Entwhistle's bass was not recorded on the first six songs. Now after 42 years the Hull show is now available in a 2 disc set surprisingly titled "Live at Hull". I bring this up because without the digital editing capabilities we enjoy today, this fantastic analog recording would have never seen the light of day. The engineers involved in the restoration were able to "fly in" Entwhistle's bass tracks from the Leeds recording and with considerable amounts of time and digital manipulation, complete the grafting  and complete the Hull tracks. Another great example of what can be achieved with the wonderful tone...

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