Day of Hope (formerly known as Outreach) have been recording and producing their coming EP at Upright Sounds with Stefan Heino since January.
Although everything started as a no-budget recording project with very low ambitions to quickly make an ok sounding pr-demo for festivals and gigs, things started bit by bit to sound pretty good. Instead of programmed drums, real drums were recorded in pretty bad conditions in a conference room in the basement of a church. And due to missing condenser mics at the church, an old pair of Shure SM58s in XY-formation had to do as overhead mics for the drums. The remaining tracks were recorded at Upright Sounds with SM57/58s. Check out the photos in the Media section.
Klimataktion – The national movement for the climate.
In the present crucial times we’re becoming more and more aware of the current environmental issues about global warming and it’s effects on our planet and our lives. Many are convinced that if we don’t act and change today, the outcome will be catastrophic. But it’s not too late yet if we start making changes today! To raise the awareness in Stockholm, Klimataktion.se in co-operation with Opera Reflex are arranging a festival, Saturday Night EARTH Fever, at 2 PM on February 28’th at Teater Replica with artists, bands, politicians and celebrities forming a good blend between culture and weighty information.
Upright Sounds / Stefan Heino will be responsible for engineering the three stages and mixing the sound on the main stage. Stefan will be assisted by three students from the School of Audio Engineering in Stockholm, where Stefan also studied for the Audio Engineering Diploma 2005-2006. If you’re concerned about our future and want to know more about how to be more effective in the ways you can help, please come to to this event and bring your friends!
Stefan Heino assisted as boom operator/sound recordist on set with the film team put together by Zingofilm & TV AB, a production company that focuses on swedish quality film and TV for the youth. The director and writer is Kurt Öberg – also running the movie script writing school “Manuspiloterna” in Stockholm. It was an intense week of filming working both in the wilderness outside Bollnäs and in central Stockholm.
Outreach, a new Christian project started by Petter and Johan Sundqvist after their former band “Exalted” split up, visited Upright Sounds for 8 long hours in the studio recording their first five songs. With solid lyrics and a promising sound – make sure to check out their live videos at MySpace.
Upright Sounds has taken on a new assignment in live sound. This time it’s pretty big, Vineyard Norden‘s annual summercamp. People from all the Nordic/Scandinavian congregations are gathering there. This year it will be held in Rimforsa, Sweden, about 2 hours south of Stockholm 22-28’th of july.
Stefan Heino will be head Audio Engineer, mixing all the sound and light, stage/monitor tech and contact person for the bands playing. This will include one big stage, complete with PA and lights, for about a ten-man-band and seats for 1000 people inside a big circustent. Two additional smaller stages will be there also and a nightcafé with PA, open mic anyone-can-perform kind of style.
All the equipment is provided by (in Stefan’s opinion) Sweden’s best Live Sound company APM Pro Audio.
Good, early planning starting now and a lot of phonecalls will make this summercamp a very nice memory, just as the last two years 2005 and 2006.