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Chamberland encompasses many facets… at its heart, it is an electronic project whose songs invoke color, emotion and attitude that evolves throughout the piece in an innovative and evocative way. Created and produced in Seattle and Berlin by 4X Grammy nominee David Miles Huber, Chamberland is a tour-de-force in immersive electronic music.

Chamberland: the berlin remixes (CBR) is made up of eight songs. Each song represents a color (emerald, cobalt, bronze, amber, magenta, violet, crimson and opal).


… also available as a 5.1 surround sound flac download

12.04.2014 – the Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes DTS surround CD has been nominated for a Grammy in the 5.1 surround sound category!

• Chamberland

David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer: David Miles Huber

project info:

Electronic
Progressive House
Dance

Chamberland (Berlin Mix)
Uploaded: October 31, 2018
Release date: January 21, 2015

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Emerald (Berlin Mix)
Cobalt (Berlin Mix)
Bronze (Berlin Mix)
Amber (Berlin Mix)
Magenta (Berlin Mix)
Violet (Berlin Mix)
Crimson (Berlin Mix)
Opal (Berlin Mix)

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Song Credits:

Music: David Miles Huber
Engineer: David Miles Huber
Mastering: David Miles Huber and Emiliano Caballero Fraccaroli
Additional engineer: Emiliano Caballero Fraccaroli
Additional engineer: Brux Callison
Recording: Recorded in Seattle/WA/USA and Berlin/Deutschland
Guitar: Ari Joshua
Guitar: recorded at Youngtown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle/WA/USA
Recording: MIDI grand piano: recorded at glenn sound studios/Seattle/USA
Recording: Ableton production and performance by DMH at nhow Hotel/Berlin/Deutchland
Mixing: Mixed in Seattle/WA/USA and at Galaxy Studios/Mol/Belgium
Shout out: lunar landing dialog courtesy of the national aeronautics and space administration

Thank you:
Daniel Eric Butler (my husband, partner and best friend)
nhow Hotel and the folks at Soundfloor, Berlin
Dominik Trampf, Berlin
Everyone at Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium
Steinberg Media Technologies Gmbh (studio DAW – Nuendo)
Ableton AG (performance DAW – Live)
Universal Audio Inc. (powered DAW audio plug-ins)
PMC Speakers (professional studio monitors)
Steven Slate Audio Inc. (touch video monitors)
Zerodebug (TouchAble performance/studio application for the iPad)

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THE PLACES:

During DMH’s stay in Berlin (Summer 2013), he had the great fortune to work at one of his favorite facilities in Berlin: NHOW Hotel – Berlin. With his laptop and Ableton Live set of the recently Grammy-nominated project “Chamberland”, he set out to perform the 8 songs in a “live” setting, within a studio in the clouds that overlooks the River Spree, Berlin’s Music Row, Oberbaumbrucke and the East Wall Gallery.

IN THE STUDIO:

For those that know DMH, the technical process is often a really fun part of the journey … and chamberland: the berlin remixes is rather unique in this respect. Here are the steps that were/will be involved:

1. Performed live in Berlin, using Ableton Live.
2. The performance was actually “captured” into the program and then exported into Nuendo (my DAW of choice) for minor editing and remixing.
3. The tracks were remixed in Nuendo and exported to stereo tracks.
4. The final mastering was performed in Nuendo.
5. The stereo tracks were transferred to 1/2″, 1/2 track analog tape at 15ips (through a real beauty of an Ampex ATR 102).
6. The tracks were then transferred back to digital, where they will be transferred to vinyl.

On his return to the US, he exported the session tracks from Ableton Live into Steinberg’s Nuendo for mixdown (with the effects being removed and added back into the session during mixdown). One of the effects that I’ve been having fun with is the Universal Audio Ocean Way Studios acoustic space plug-in for the UAD2 … it adds such a degree of “big space” to an electronic mix, that’s it’s just too fun to pass up (even though some of the tracks in the session were actually recorded in a very large acoustic space themselves).

REVIEWS:

I’ve listened to all Berlin tracks. they are much more alive, more pulse, more straight forward and still very sensitive. the last track gave me a feeling of going shopping in my favourite ALDI in Berlin, others gave me the feeling of U-Bahn. I like the Berlin Tracks the best … Der Uli, Berlin, 2013

I purchased Chamberland and Parallax Eden because your selection of timbres on top of the compositions are really interesting and right up my alley in terms of production … Michael O

The David Miles Huber Chamberland DTS CD is incredible. Amazing, very ‘aggressive’ surround mix and very clean with very precise surround imaging and very lifelike, natural instrumental timbre. Truly a reference quality surround recording that you can use to impress your friends.

It’s got a lot of synth together with acoustic instruments, but it’s very much a studio-only album and could not be done live (actually, I perform it live regularly – DMH) , and the studio effects are startling and fun (at least to me). There’s a lot going on in the mix so you can listen many times and still not catch everything. Huber has written textbooks on recording studio technology, so he is well known and respected in the industry, which is why he keeps getting nominated for surround sound grammies. And his surround DTS CDs really are tour-de-force demonstrations of just what is possible today in a state of the art recordng studio. The music may be an acquired taste (I like it; AllMusic.com classifies it as “New Age”, but it’s not sappy and sentimental at all; it reminds me of Brian Wilson’s “Let’s Go Away” on Pet Sounds), but the recording itself is undeniably tasty.

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Adding <<< SPACE >>> to my mixes

The process of creating Chamberland has been an amazing one for me. It has taken me from my home studio – to a super-studio in Belgium – to a super-hotel in Berlin … to performances in both stereo and quad in the US and Europe.

Beyond the intricate, lush sounds and immersive production, one of the more interesting aspects of producing this project has been its sense of “space” … a largeness in the mix that comes from several sources:

1. Stereo miking and stereo sound-sources: Those of you who know me, know that I “only” record stereo tracks. That’s right, even when I’m recording vocals or an instrument, I’ll use two mics or a stereo mic. This adds a huge sense of space to the mix right-off-the-bat, giving a depth to an otherwise one-dimensional source.

2. Stereo room mics: Whenever it’s called for, I’ll record an instrument with 2 stereo mic pairs. For example, on “Magenta”, I recorded Ari Joshua in a large gym with two mics on the electric guitar cabinet and two XY mics out in the hall at a 25 foot distance. Not only does this add a huge sense of space to the overall stereo mix, when it comes time to do the surround mix, the room speakers can be placed in the rear, giving a natural “being there” sound.

The following acoustic guitar pic was taken in the same gym with my late buddy Barbara Buckland (R.I.P.).

3. One of the effects that I’ve been having fun with is the Universal Audio Ocean Way Studios acoustic space plug-in for the UAD2 … it adds such a natural and big sense of space to an electronic mix, that’s it’s just too fun to pass up.

Combining Ocean Way with the actual distant mics, combine to create an electronic project that doesn’t sound dry or sterile … Obviously, I’ve been having fun!

NOTE: See all the project notes at the Chamberland page

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Parallax Eden is a down-tempo tour-de-force that transports the listener from a world of anxiety to a relaxed place of peace. This collection of evocative beats and acoustic instruments guides you into a visually-lush and ambient environment filled with soothing textures that magically slows down the 21st Century pace of life. It is a visual chill out opera that’s perfect for putting on at the end of the day and transporting to a different world.


innerbase (13:26) – Light shimmers and dances upon the water, as visuals
soothingly travel beneath the surface to a slow and healing eastern beat.


renaissance (11:41) – An ethereal fog lifts from the water, turning into
a dance of light and color as the scene transports you into a chilled universe.


serenitatis (15:25) – Truly a visual masterpiece that begins with the super-processed
visuals of a crystal ball as it slowly descends into an undulating waterfall. Frogs, beats,
vocals and processed shimmering water make this a visual chill out opera of nature.


lunacy (10:42) – The slow currents of an ocean wave makes way to
processed special effects that are truly unique and visually stunning.


tranquility base (13:38) – Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, this
inter-stellar chill out composition, places you in the drivers seat of the lunar
landing mission while simultaneously transporting you far from the everyday world.

click here to read about the DMH production process

project info:

Electronic
Electronica / Downtempo
Alternative

Song Credits:

Music: David Miles Huber
Engineer: David Miles Huber
Mastering: David Miles Huber and Emiliano Caballero Fraccaroli
Additional engineer: Emiliano Caballero Fraccaroli
Additional engineer: Brux Callison
Additional engineer: Sterling Huber
Recording: Recorded in Seattle/WA/USA and Berlin/Deutschland
Mixing: Mixed in Seattle/WA/USA and at Galaxy Studios/Mol/Belgium
lunar landing dialog courtesy of the national aeronautics and space administration

Thank you:
Daniel Eric Butler (my husband, partner and best friend)
nhow Hotel and the folks at Soundfloor, Berlin
Dominik Trampf, Berlin
Everyone at Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium
Steinberg Media Technologies Gmbh (studio DAW – Nuendo)
Ableton AG (performance DAW – Live)
Universal Audio Inc. (powered DAW audio plug-ins)
PMC Speakers (professional studio monitors)
Steven Slate Audio Inc. (touch video monitors)
Zerodebug (TouchAble performance/studio application for the iPad)

tag keywords: David Miles Huber, electronic music, Bandcamp, IDM, uptempo, downtempo, chill, grammy, grammy nominated, modern recording techniques, immersive, surround flac, surround, flac, 5.1, gamers, home theater,

Parallax Eden Bluray review:

As mentioned in its description, this release comes in three flavours, with four listening options (stereo Chill, stereo Berlin remix. 5.1 Berlin remix and 9.1 Auro 3D* Original mix). Last night I listened to the 5.1 Berlin mix and I was hooked within 30 seconds. So much so in fact, I got up, switched the lights off and went to that special place where there is no spoon i.e. the moment. DMH has been nominated for 4 separate Grammy’s for best multichannel mix, and if the rest of his music is like this, then goodness knows why he hasn’t won at least once because the surround mix is superb!

I then played the stereo Chill mix, which is more or less the same album, but without the uptempo grooves and I loved it just as much. I should add this album is perfect for late night listening because even the full-fat version is a long way away from what could be called club rave tempo; I dare say, it’s probably best described as chilltronica.

If you like electronic music and like to relax late at night, this is the one to buy…especially if you have a surround sound setup!

* If the appropriate hardware isn’t in place, the blu-ray outputs a 5.1 fold-down version of the 9.1 mix to make it compatible, so you don’t need an Auro 3D capable system to hear the Original mix in surround sound; albeit, in 5.1 instead of 9.1 surround sound.

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