Grammy Award Winner, Warren Riker, Gives Master Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Santa Ana, CA - Two-time Grammy Award-Winner, Warren Riker, is giving a two-day master class at Granted Records studios in Santa Ana, California. The class is set for June 30th, 2018, and will be an event like no other. Participants in the course will experience hands-on instruction for recording, engineering, and mixing by one of the greatest in the music industry. Mr. Riker is known for working on many different genres of music, such as Grammy albums-of-the-year Santana’s Supernatural (1999), and the Miseducation of Lauren Hill (1998 / first for any hip-hop artist).

Granted Records CEO, Emo Alaeddin, states, “Even though the business model of the music industry has changed so much over the last decade, it is still about the music. Moreover, making a professionally sounding song or album from home is now more possible than ever before. And having someone like Warren Riker teach you the ins and outs of recording and mixing is priceless. We are very thankful for him agreeing to do this.”

“I have been engineering, mixing, and producing music since I was 15 years old, and I would like to pass on my experience and knowledge to those that will most benefit from it: unsigned and independent artists working at honing their craft at home.”, says Riker. “The tools available for the home studio today is just as good as what I worked on in world-class recording studios. That said, I aim to teach participants how to achieve that polished studio sound, but from home.”

The masterclass will be a two-day event, focusing on engineering on Day 1, and mixing on day 2. Day 1 will center on practical experiences, such as what mics to use and how to set them up, while Day 2 will focus on mixing multiple recorded elements into one cohesive product.  This course will be an intimate and interactive class like no other with one of the greats of the music industry.

The course is open to all proficiency levels and all musical genres but has limited seating. The special early bird rate of $350 for the full workshop and $250 for each of the two days expires June 16.

For the Full Pass click here 

For the Day Pass, click here

Granted Records is an independent music label providing recording, producing, and artist management services, in addition to music education, in Santa Ana, Ca. It is dedicated to improving the community by encouraging music learning and musical expression. They can be reached by phone or email.

After-School Program Begins in March

The Granted Music Academy

A six-week after school program

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Granted Records, a music school and recording studio located in Santa Ana, is proud to announce the launch a first-of-its-kind after-school music program called The Granted Music Academy. 

Students wishing to learn drums, guitar, bass, keys, or vocals will form a band and learn two songs over a 6-week period. Twice a week, they will work with a team of teachers and prepare two songs to perform at a grand finale and record the songs using Granted Records professional recording studio. 

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All skill levels are welcome! The price for the program is $800 that can be split into weeks payments spanning the program.

For more information click here

Drum Lessons Offered at Granted Records

 Joe Turner (right) with student Mace (14)  

Joe Turner (right) with student Mace (14)  

Granted Records is proud to announce the addition of drum lessons via recording and performing artist Joe Turner.  

Currently, drum lessons with Joe are offered Saturday afternoons starting at 3pm. To book lessons visit the scheduling page by clicking here 

Joe started playing drums when he was in 4th grade and living in Lake Orion, Michigan. Music was always a big part of his life. In first grade he got in trouble for humming and tapping on his desk during class. When his mother was called in and confronted about the situation, his teacher said "I think he hears music in his head". To which his mother appropriately responded, "Don't You??". From there he moved from tapping on his desk to a pair of chop sticks and just about anything he could bang on. After seeing this, Joe was given his first pair of actual drumsticks and his drumming journey officially began.

Joe explored many genres throughout the years. In school he was in Symphonic band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Pit Band. He also started exploring the world of rock and roll. This lead to other genres such as punk, ska, blues, funk, etc. He has spent much of his tutelage learning many different styles of music and crafting his ability to adapt to each genre. This has aided in making him a sought after drummer within his Los Angeles network.

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Eric Henderson Added to Granted Records' Artist Management Roster

 Eric Henderson, concert guitarist and composer

Eric Henderson, concert guitarist and composer

Trained by the master of the classical guitar Andres Segovia, Eric Henderson is a guitar virtuoso and composer who covers a vast repertoire with technical mastery and passionate delivery. He has performed internationally. To hear his music click on the image or here to visit his site.

Granted Records is proud to have Eric added to their roster of artist to promote and enhance his online presence. 

Granted Records unique artist management service offers musicians a unique service that allows the musician to focus on creating, recording, and performing their material. 

Their highly trained staff will take care of website design, social media enhancements and posts, Facebook ads, the drafting monthly newsletters, mailing list management, SEO, and the store management. 

For more information on Granted Records' artist management site click here

Grand Daddy Jack Records in Studio

 Grand Daddy Jack - a SoCal Jazz Experience;  Photo by Jon Haverstick

Grand Daddy Jack - a SoCal Jazz Experience;  Photo by Jon Haverstick

Granted Records welcomed Grand Daddy Jack into their brand new studio September 25 to record a couple tracks. 

The 9-piece jazz band chose Granted Records as their recording studio due to its ability to track all seven members simultaneously. 

 Photo by Chloe Atnip

Photo by Chloe Atnip

"I'm thrilled to welcome Grand Daddy Jack to the studio," excitedly states owner Emo Alaeddin. "Bringing in such a populous band displays the versatility of the studio and showcases the crystal clear sounds that our state of the art equipment can display."

 Grand Daddy Jack live in studio. 

Grand Daddy Jack live in studio. 

rand Daddy Jack is a Southern-Californian jazz band offering performances for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and high-end lounges and restaurants. 

ranted Records is a recording studio, music school and audio production house located in Santa Ana. To book studio time click here 

Official Ribbon Cutting Announced

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Granted Records will be celebrating their official ribbon cutting tomorrow at 11am at their location in Santa Ana.  The address is1616 E 4th St  Suite 275 Santa Ana CA 92701. 

 Photo by Chloe Atnip

Photo by Chloe Atnip

The full service audio production house, recording studio, and music school is owned and operated by Emad "Emo" Alaeddin. "After producing 8 studio albums and 15 years of being a professional singer, I'm so excited to open a space to promote and empower up and coming musicians," states Alaeddin. 

Guests will include members from the top networking organization in the world BNI, the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, and friends and family.

 Photo by Jon Haverstick

Photo by Jon Haverstick

There will be food, drinks, and live entertainment. Performances will feature Living Cover, WhosNext, and Emad Alaeddin.

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The Alaeddin Trio To Release its EP and Perform in Germany Same Day

After a long month in the studio producing, tracking, mixing, and mastering the 5 song EP, The Alaeddin Trio has emerged with their first recorded product. 

 Photo by  Jon Haverstick    Pictured: Louie Jr. (Left), Emad Alaeddin (Center), Joe Turner (Right)

Photo by Jon Haverstick

Pictured: Louie Jr. (Left), Emad Alaeddin (Center), Joe Turner (Right)

The trio is fronted by songwriter and producer Emad Alaeddin on bass. Joe Turner lends his strengths on drums and Louie Jr completes the power rock trio on guitars.

In case you're wondering who the lead vocalist is, it's both neither and all of them. The idea behind this album was to not have any one singer as the main vocalist. The result is certainly something to be curious about. 

With a release date of only a few weeks away, The Alaeddin Trio has released a brilliant cover of "Pure Imagination" made famous by Gene Wilder in the classic film "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" at the Soundcloud link and the Youtube link.

The Alaeddin Trio will be performing at the Rockwood Music Festival in Germany on the same day that their EP is released everywhere digitally. 

Check back here for pictures, videos, and an exclusive interview of the band.