"If you're not having fun you might be doing it wrong."
Check out the EQUIPMENT page to see our beautiful new Yamaha CP-300 digital piano.
MOTIF MUSIC RECORDING STUDIO JUST WENT STATE OF THE ART New Pro Tools 12.4, new iMac, new Focusrite interface! We are SO excited... come help us break it all in! Motif Music Recording Studio is 3 acoustically treated, inter-windowed rooms connected by microphones and headphones. An extremely affordable and flexible digital recording studio with great microphones, tons of processing, more tracks and effects than you can use, computer-enhanced mixdown, and final mastering capability.
You will love the way your final CD master sounds. Promise.
Hard disk digital recording with more tracks than you can use. Real-time automation can be applied to every level, reverb, effects and all aspects of your mix.
We will make you sound as good as you really are and probably much better.
On every page of this site you will find songs that were recorded at Motif Musicthat you can listen to by clicking on them:
At Motif Music Recording Studio you get the personal attention of Doug Hewitt -your own producer and engineer with your best interests in mind. Doug is a music producer, engineer, arranger, guitarist, singer, composer, music teacher and the owner of Motif Music. A highly trained musician with 30 years of stage, studio and teaching experience; Doug has produced, engineered and performed on hundreds of projects. Doug is also an professional guitar, voice and bass guitar instructor. For lessons with Doug call (413)253-2126 or click on this link: http://www.hewittunes.com/guitarvoicelessons.html
Doug has just released his new CD Roots In The Sky. Sizzling sax solos and whispering acoustic guitar. Passionate lyrics and delicious vocal harmonies. Trumpets, piano and strings swelling to crescendo...
"We orbit around a spiral sublime. And burn in the fire that we call time. All roads converge, return to stardust. Small difference we make. That's why we must. The world awakes. Consciousness rise. Born of the earth with roots in the sky."
Roots In The Sky is the most fully realized and best produced album I have ever recorded. After hundreds of hours in the recording studio it's ready for the world at last: a powerfully and beautifully orchestrated rock-jazz-pop-vocal-instrumental-electric-acoustic record. Romance, environmentalism, philosophy, politics... Cosmic, retro, futuristic, sometimes old timey. Solos featuring piano, trumpet, saxophone and guitar, accompanied by cello, violin, viola, horns and lush voice harmonies.
"I feel your body next to mine, warm and soft arms entwined, and the ticking of the time, are the first things I know today. I have no words to say, searching for a way, to make each moment last, soon this will be past."
This link will take you to the music of Doug Hewitt:
Includes producer, engineer, singer, bassist, guitarist and music coach Doug Hewitt.
Doug & Tao Seeger
OUR FAVORITE LOCAL SESSION MUSICIANS
Bass Guitar: Doug Hewitt, Jeff Nissenbaum, Mark Sims, Rudi Weeks Cello: Stephen Katz, David Tasgal Clarinet: Bill Shontz, David Beauvais Double Bass: John Oltman, Mark Dunlap, Rudi Weeks, Lynn Lovell Drums & Percussion: Alan Kurtz, Joe Fitzpatrick, John Crankshaw, Jon Fisher, Makaya McCraven, Peter Jones, Rich Mayer, Seth Hoffsommer, Billy Klock, Chet Pasek, Doug Raneri, Flute: Bill Shontz, Dia Silverstein, Geoff Vidal, Sarah Clay Flugelhorn: David Bilodeau, Geoff Cunningham Guitar: Doug Hewitt, John Michaels, Karl Rausch, Robby Roiter,Zack Danziger Melodica:Brian Bender
Piano: Mitch Pine, Stephen Page, Adam Bergeron, Dennis Crow, Glen Stegner, Jeff D'antona, Miro Sprague Saxophone: Alex Meisner, Frank Newton, Bill Shontz, David Beauvais,Lena Bloch Synthesizer Monster: Glen Stegner Trombone: Brian Bender, David Beauvais Trumpet: David Bilodeau, Geoff Cunningham Violin:Amy Bateman, Ariel Parkington, Dave Tasgal, Dani Lorenzo, Eve Boltax, Terry Rousso Voice: Barbara Ween, Dani Lorenzo, Doug Hewitt, Jill Connolly, Marta Mozelle, Paul Pierce, Sarah Clay