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Studio Renovations!

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We’re renovating !  As Q Division starts its 30th year, we are getting ready for our first major overhaul in the 16 years we’ve been in Davis Square.  While we’re bidding a fond farewell to our Studio B and our current offices as part of our new landlord’s reconfiguration of the building, we’re also looking forward to renovating and […]

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The I Don’t Cares

The I Don’t Cares

The new record by the I Don’t Cares (Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield) is out today! The artwork was done by our pal Nicole Anguish over atDaykamp Creative. The record was mastered here at Q Division Studios by Pat DiCenso & Ed Valauskas.

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Q Division named Best Recording Studio in the World. Or something.

  The Improper Bostonian has named us as “Best Recording Studio” in their 2015 “Best of” edition. Apparently, they were very very impressed that David Duchovny recorded here… hey we’ll take it! Thanks! Full story here.

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Hey look… a Ruby Rose Fox string session in studio B

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Strings for Golden Boy! #desperatestrings #makinarecord A photo posted by Ruby Rose Fox (@rubyrosefoxband) on May 21, 2015 at 4:24pm PDT

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Oh, yes, then there’s David Duchovny’s record…

Oh, yes, then there’s David Duchovny’s record…

David Duchovny released these teasers today from the time he spent recording at Q Division in the Fall and Winter. His debut studio album, Hell or Highwater, featuring those tracks, will be coming out soon on ThinkSay Records.

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bruel and kjaer 4007

bruel and kjaer 4007

    Here is the studio’s newest mic, which was also quite possibly the very FIRST microphone ever to be found at Q Division. This Brüel and Kjaer model 4007 omni mic belonged to Mike Blackmer and was the very mic he used to test the design of the original Q Division control room back in 1986. I’m […]

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American Hustle

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Session Americana

Session Americana

The multifaceted Session Americana recorded this gem with Matt Beaudoin and it looks amazing! Oh, and it sounds great too.

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New Gramercy Arms video

New Gramercy Arms video

Congratulations to Gramercy Arms on this video for “Beautiful Disguise”, featuring Lloyd Cole and Joan Wasser. This song wasn’t recorded here, but some of the record was… and plus it’s cool.

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Dinner time at Q Division…

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AKA- Cleaning off the guitar pedal rack to install a new shelf.

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“Pre-union” party at Q!

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Some old Q pals got together in advance of their show at Cuisine en Locale- Lots of fun had by all.

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The Real Kids rule.

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Speaking of the Real Kids… Jonathan Perry has a nice piece here about their record (mixed at Q) and Producer Rick Harte.

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New Sleepyhead video

New Sleepyhead video

Some people can make rocking look fun. Check out the newest Sleepyhead video, recorded at the mighty Q. Nice write up in AVClub, too boot.

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This Friday- “Soundtasting” with Stompbox Sonic at Q Division-

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Guitarists, lovers of small boxes with knobs, and the merely curious- this is your chance! Come and listen to some people humorously try to describe sounds with words like “crunchy”,”chunky”, “squishy”, and “pixelated”. Actually, they don’t HAVE to describe the sound- you can hear it yourself! Event info is here, on the old Facebook.

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Q Division Alumni office: Frank Ciampi!

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It’s always nice to see “local boy makes good”, and no one makes better compositions than our former head composer, Frank Ciampi. Frank explains how we taught him everything he knows, and why he’s much more successful now. read it here  

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