A solar-powered reservation-based facility, Doodlebug Music Studio was designed by concert and film composer Brent Michael Davids, as the workspace and home of Blue Butterfly Group. While the facility was partially built in 2014, the music studio construction is complete and features a fully equipped digital multi-channel Avid/Digidesign ProTools HD 3 system running on a 2.26 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro, and a Panasonic SV-3700 RDAT deck. For professional 5.1 surround sound mixing and monitoring, Doodlebug Music Studio was outfitted with high quality Tannoy Reveal near-field passive reference monitors, making the room an ideal environment for high resolution surround recordings and working with sound for picture. Video is synchronized with Sienna’s Virtual VTR Pro software running on a second Mac for perfect audio/video synchronization with the Pro Tools system. Stereo tracks can be mixed or recorded directly to two-channel Digital Audio Tape, Compact Disc, or Hard Disk.
Microphones include a Brauner VM1 tube microphone running through a Manley Vox Box tube mic preamp, and a pair of large diaphragm solid-state Blueberry microphones running through a stereo ART mic preamp and stereo DBX compressor limiter.
For more information about rates for original music scoring, music for film, commissioning of concert music for orchestra or chorus, audio mixing, music mastering, original recording, or the music studio availability, please send a detailed message using the CONTACT page.
Film Composer Brent Michael Davids is one of the country’s leading award-winning American Indian composers, and a citizen of the Mohican Nation. In 1996, Davids composed his first feature film score, commissioned by the Santa Fe International Film Festival for “The Silent Enemy” (1929: Paramount) that was performed live-to-picture at the Grand Illusion Theater. Considered the senior fellow of American Indian composers, the world’s most renown ensembles have repeatedly commissioned him, including the Kronos Quartet, Joffrey Ballet, Chanticleer and the National Symphony.
In 2015, Davids was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Music from the prestigious Indian Summer Festival. Davids won a coveted Silver Medal for Excellence in Original Scoring from the Park City Film Music Festival in Utah for his 90-minute orchestral score to the animated feature film “Valor’s Kids” (2011). That same year, Davids was invited to conduct a month-long tour of Russia, lecturing and performing in Khabarovsk, Birobidjan, Vladivostok and Moscow under an award from the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission of the American Seasons in Russia program. In 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts named Davids among the nation’s most celebrated choral composers in its project “American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius,” along with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Foster, and 25 others.
Many of his original orchestra scores, for films like “The Silent Enemy” (1996), "Lake of Betrayal" (2017), "Waabooz" (2017), "Viva Diva" (2017), “The Business of Fancy Dancing” (2002), “Dreamkeeper” (2003), “The World of American Indian Dance” (2003), “The 1929 Last of the Mohicans” (2003), “Bright Circle” (2007), “Raccoon & Crawfish” (2007), and “Opal” (2012) have appeared on ABC, Hallmark, NBC, PBS, NPR, NAPT, AIROS and the National Geographic Society. He garnered Distinguished Alumni Awards from both of the universities he attended, NIU (1996) and ASU (2004), and was nominated for the prestigious CalArts Alpert Award two times (1995, 2006). With two university degrees, Davids trained at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute with film composer Shirley Walker (A League Of Their Own), and apprenticed in London with Oscar-Winning film composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love).