Services

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL !

Crystal Blue Sound Studios is a project facility specializing in total productions and offering an array of services ranging from Production and Recording to Video Services, Podcasting, Education, Pro Sound Reinforcement, Consultation and Pro Audio Designs, "Digital Memories," and even Live Entertainment.

Our website contains details on all services (see links below).

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Hear samples of our work via the clips in this demo catalog:

 

Artist Development Program

The CBSS Artist Development Program (ADP) is for individuals seeking to enhance their artistic selves.

Focusing on vocal and instrumental development, performing, songwriting, arrangement, recording and production, image and marketing/promotion, Artist Development is offered for musicians who are passionate about their music and interested in exploring career possibilities in the new music industry.

Each program is tailored to the needs of the individual artist and/or group.  This customized program enhances the artist's skills and talents, identifies weaknesses, and opens up new artistic possibilities for vocalists, instrumentalists, and professionals seeking to elevate their careers.  Musicians in the Whole Music Artist Development Program usually focus on live performance and/or the release of commercially available work.

Dominick Pages directs the Artist Development program, working with musicians of all ages.  Some of the emerging artists he has worked with include:
• Melissa Brethauer
• Faith Angelica
• Robbie Carr
• Matt Bilor
• Daniel Sprouse
• Bishop Wayne
• Dan Wood
• Many others

Dominick’s authentic passion for music has propelled many artists to identify and achieve personal milestones and commercial success.  This program offers a unique opportunity for the artist to be developed without being signed to a major label.  Our network of associates will focus on marketing and distribution of select recordings by artists in our Artist Development program that are produced by Crystal Blue Sound Studios.

Consultation and Pro Audio Designs

Pro studio, project studio, and house of worship consultation and custom audio designs for all budgets.  Crystal Blue Sound Studios can evaluate your current setup.  We will also recommend improvements.  Plus, we can help you research, purchase, and even install new gear.

See a related testimonial on this page (quote from Jeff Brant).

Digital Memories

 

Remember when you were a kid, and you loved hearing stories about your family?  "Please, Mom - tell us again about the time Uncle Charlie set the house on fire..." Audio/Video Autobiographies will ensure that your family's history - those wonderful stories - are preserved for a lifetime.  Full service audio and video recording, editing and mastering are available along with simpler packages for a gift that will fit any budget.  Take a look around our service link- see what we have to offer - then use the Contact Us page to schedule your free initial consultation today!

 

Audio Autobiographies

Quality audio is the foundation of all of our products.  Hearing Dad laugh while he's telling a story or hearing the emotion in Mom's voice when she's describing the time you fell out of the tree in the backyard and broke your arm helps makes your family's Audio Autobiography a treasure. All of our recording is done digitally, with crystal-clear sound.

 

 

 

Video Autobiographies

 

Quality video is the cornerstone of all of our Video Autobiographies.  Imagine being able to share your family with young children - maybe that family reunion will be a little less intimidating for a little one, since he will have been watching Grandma and Grandpa tell stories the week before!

 

 

How it Works

 

Our free initial consultation will help determine which package will most suit your needs.  We will then set up an appointment at our studios to record the audio or video interview.  Once the editing is finished, your CD or DVD will be customized with graphics and photos, and you will have in your hands a precious family heirloom to be treasured forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questionare

 

The following are helpful questions to keep in mind when preparing for your Digital Memories interview so that you can formulate ideas of what you might want to talk about during the recording session:

 

 

  • What is your full name? Why did your parents select this name for you? Did you have a nickname?
  • What do you know about your family surname? 
  • Is there a naming tradition in your family? 
  • When and where were you born? 
  • How did your family come to live there? 
  • How many members are in your immediate family?  What are their names? 
  • Describe their personalities. 
  • What was the house (apartment, farm, etc.) like? How many rooms? Bathrooms? 
  • Did it have electricity? Indoor plumbing? Telephones? 
  • Were there any special items in the house that you remember? 
  • What is your earliest childhood memory? 
  • What kind of games did you play growing up? 
  • What was your favorite toy and why? 
  • What was your favorite thing to do for fun (movies, beach, etc.)? 
  • Did you have family chores? What were they? Which was your least favorite? 
  • Did you receive an allowance? How much? Did you save your money or spend it? 
  • What was school like for you as a child? What were your best and worst subjects? 
  • Where did you attend grade school? High school? College?
  • What school activities and sports did you participate in? 
  • Do you remember any fads from your youth? Popular hairstyles? Clothes? 
  • Who were your childhood heroes? 
  • What were your favorite songs and music?  Are they still your favorites today? 
  • Did you have any pets? If so, what kind and what were their names? 
  • What was your religion growing up? 
  • Were you or any member of your family ever mentioned in a newspaper? 
  • Who were your friends when you were growing up?  Do you still talk with any of them? 
  • What world events had the most impact on you while you were growing up? 
  • Did any of them personally affect your family? 
  • Describe a typical family dinner. Did you all eat together as a family? Who did the cooking? 
  • What were your favorite foods? 
  • How were holidays celebrated in your family? Did your family have special traditions? 
  • How is the world today different from what it was like when you were a child? 
  • Who was the oldest relative you remember as a child? What do you remember about them? 
  • What stories have come down to you about your parents? Grandparents? More distant ancestors? 
  • Are there any stories about famous or infamous relatives in your family? 
  • Have any recipes been passed down to you from family members? 
  • Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family? 
  • Are there any special heirlooms, photos, bibles or other memorabilia that have been passed down in your family?
  • What is/was the full name of your spouse or significant other? 
  • When and how did you meet your spouse? What did you do on dates? 
  • What was it like when you proposed (or were proposed to)? 
  • Where and when did it happen? How did you feel? 
  • Where and when did you get married? 
  • What memory stands out the most from your wedding day? 
  • How would you describe your spouse? What do (did) you admire most about them? 
  • If not your first marriage, describe any subsequent weddings/marriages 
  • What do you believe is the key to a successful marriage? 
  • How did you find out your were going to be a parent for the first time?
  • Why did you choose your children's names? 
  • What was your proudest moment as a parent? 
  • What did your family enjoy doing together? 
  • What is/was your profession and how did you choose it? 
  • If your profession is/was not your "dream job", describe what that would look like. 
  • Of all the things you learned from your parents, which do you feel was the most valuable? 
  • What accomplishments are you the most proud of? 
  • What is the one thing you most want people to remember about you?

 

Education

For those getting started in the music industry or individuals who want to grow their existing knowledge, we provide career development.  Whether you're just beginning in some aspect of music or already have a knowledge that you want to enhance, Crystal Blue Sound Studios can help.

Contact us today to inquire about learning the basics or advanced methods of:

  • Recording
  • Production
  • Songwriting
  • Starting and running a band
  • Engineering
  • More!

 

Live Entertainment

Our two house bands Crystal Blue and Champagne Jam,  are available for hire to satisfy all of your live entertainments needs. Live entertainment has been one of our established services since 1992. Our professional, talented musicians have great attitudes snd truly love what they do. Check out the promo on the dedicated pages of this site.

Champagne Jam

Champagne Jam is a veteran, versatile dance band that features 4 lead vocalists, all with distinctive styles. The band has specialized in CORPORATE EVENTS, upscale RESTAURANTS and NIGHT CLUBS. The set list has been carefully selected to entertain audiences of all ages. With 80 years of combined experience the band has a knack for playing what people want to hear. 
The band prides itself in performance and showmanship and is equipped with the latest state of the art sound reinforcement and lighting. Professionalism and quality are what Champagne Jam is all about. 
The band's superb lead vocals, tight harmonies and fabulous instrumentals make them an easy choice for all occasions.  Here is a demo reel of Champagne Jam:

Champagne Jam Samples

Champagne Jam Song List

The Songs 

Title 

Artist 

AINT TO PROUD TO BEG 

THE TEMPTATIONS

ALL I WANNA DO

SHERYL CROW

BELIEVE

CHER

BIRTHDAY

THE BEATLES

BREATHE

FAITH HILL

BRICKHOUSE

COMMODORES

BROWN-EYED GIRL

VAN MORRISON

CHAIN OF FOOLS

ARETHA FRANKLIN

CONGA

GLORIA ESTEFAN

DANCING IN THE STREETS

MARTHA & THE VANDELAS

DOCK OF THE BAY

OTIS REDDING

DON’T STOP

MICHAEL JACKSON

FEELING ALL RIGHT

JOE COCKER

GIVE IT TO ME

RICK JAMES

GIVE ME ONE REASON

TRACY CHAPMAN

GOODTIME

CRYSTAL BLUE

GOT TO BE REAL

CHERYL LYNN

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

JERRY LEE LEWIS

HAVE I TOLD YOU

ROD STEWART

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

GLADY’S KNIGHT & THE PIPS

HEART OF THE MATTER

DON HENLEY

HEY NINETEEN

STEELY DAN

HOT HOT HOT

BUSTER POINDEXTER

HOT STUFF

DONNA SUMMER

I SAW HER STANDING THERE

BEATLES

I WANNA DANCE

CRYSTAL BLUE

I WILL SURVIVE

GLORIA GAYNOR

IF YOU WANT ME

CRYSTAL BLUE

IT’S ALL GOOD

CRYSTAL BLUE

JAMMIN

BOB MARLEY

JUMP JIVE AND WAIL

BRIAN SETZER

KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF

GEORGIA SATELLITES

KNOCK ON WOOD

WILSON PICKET

LA BAMBA

RICHIE VALENS

LADY MARMALADE

PATTI LABELLE

LE FREAK

CHIC

LET HER CRY

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH

LETS GET IT ON

MARVIN GAYE

LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA

RICKY MARTIN

LONG TRAIN RUNNING

DOOBIE BROTHERS

LOVE SHACK

B-52’S

LOW RIDER

WAR

MAMBO #5

LOU BEGA

MARGARITAVILLE

JIMMY BUFFETT

MARIA MARIA

SANTANA

MIDNIGHT HOUR

WILSON PICKET

MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA

GLADY’S KNIGHT & THE PIPS

MUSIC

MADONNA

MUSTANG SALLY

WILSON PICKET

MY GIRL

TEMPTATIONS

NEED YOU TONIGHT

INXS

OYE COMO VA

SANTANA

PINK CADILLAC

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC

WILD CHERRY

PRETTY WOMAN

ROY ORBISON

RED RED WINE

UB40

RESPECT

ARETHA FRANKLIN

SHE BANGS

RICKY MARTIN

SHINING STAR

EARTH WIND AND FIRE

SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED

STEVIE WONDER

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

ROBERT PALMER

SMOOTH

SANTANA

SOME KINDA WONDERFUL

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

BONNIE RAITT

SOUL MAN

BLUES BROTHERS

START ME UP

ROLLING STONES

STILL GOT THE BLUES

GARY MOORE

STILL THE ONE

SHANIA TWAIN

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

STEELERS WHEEL

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE

TAKING YOU HOME

DON HENLEY

WAITING FOR TONIGHT

JENIFER LOPEZ

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

KATRINA & THE WAVES

WALKING ON THE SUN

SMASHMOUTH

WE ARE FAMILY

SISTER SLEDGE

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

THE ROMANTICS

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

MICHAEL BOLTON

WILD NIGHTS

JOHN MELLENCAMP

WONDERFUL TONIGHT

ERIC CLAPTON

YOU’RE THE BEST THING

GLADY’S KNIGHT & THE PIPS

 

 

Crystal Blue (The Band)

Central Florida's premier classic rock band, Crystal Blue, has been entertaining audiences for two decades. Superb vocals, tight rhythms, fan favorites, and fun, soulful performances are what the band is all about. Originating in Tampa, Florida, the band features four lead vocalists, each with distinctive styles. Guitar, drums, bass, and keyboards make up this passionate, entertaining quartet. Catering to all age groups and events, Crystal Blue is the right choice for live entertainment excellence! The band is always professional, never too loud, and easy to work with. Crystal Blue has played countless clubs, restaurants, weddings, and corporate events. Testimonials upon request!

Here is a short Crystal Blue demo reel:

Crystal Blue Live Demo

Podcasting

CBSS offers podcast recording services from an audio or video approach.

The studio had once started its own video podcast series, which was followed by a client coming in for the same, utilizing the green-screen facilities available at CBSS. (See our Video Podcast Demo Reel below.)

NHTE podcast logoEarly in 2014, the "Now Hear This Entertainment" podcast began recording at CBSS and has gone on to a large volume of weekly episodes now being heard around the world via the likes of iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and SoundCloud.  Some of the guests are interviewed in-studio while others are brought in using conferencing technology that CBSS later EQs in post-production.  CBSS is mentioned in (and pictures were taken here for) this February 26, 2016, newspaper article that ran about NHTE's 100th episode and worldwide listenership.

With podcasting strengthening its grasp on the on-demand audio platform, the medium is certainly here to stay.  Contact us today to inquire about starting your podcast at Crystal Blue Sound Studios.

 

Pro Sound Reinforcement

Need a professional sound engineer?  Look no further then CBSS!  With many years of experience servicing all types of events throughout Florida, we will provide pristine audio and lighting at your next event.  Under the direction of CBSS's Dominick Pages, who is also the audio director and front of house engineer at New Hope United Methodist Church in Brandon, Florida, (see photo below) we have provided the pro audio sound solution "Novemberfest" at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, Florida, for 19 years, as well as many other events such as, but not limited to, the Hyde Park Christmas Event and "Moffitt MakesMusic."  We have worked countless events with premier planners and venues such as the Shops at Wiregrass, for example.  CBSS is the right choice offering much more in regards to public relations and artist comfort.  Give us a call for more info.  References upon request!

 Sound reinforcement at church
Sound reinforcement at New Hope United Methodist Church

On Site Sound Reinforcement
Dominick Pages from CBSS on location doing sound reinforcement

 

Production

If you choose, at CBSS you can come in and focus on being the artist and we will serve as the producer. As an added service for its clients, Crystal Blue Sound Studios can oversee and direct the recording and ensure that the final product is both professional sounding and the best possible performance that can be drawn out of the music, you, and our studio.

We do it all. Great for a solo artist or bands looking for new and fresh concepts and perspectives of their sound.  Top notch pro production provided in three tiers, once again catering to all budgets.

Inquire via email or in-studio. FREE CONSULTATION!

 

Total Production

CBSS specializes in total production! Our production staff can fully produce your demo or product. What does this mean? If you are a singer, songwriter, and/or a musician and do not have a band CBSS can produce a full band sound for your songs in any musical style that you would like. We offer three tiers of production to suit your budget needs. Inquire about our rates and see how affordable this service can be.

Recording

Our facilities contain digital recording equipment (see the Equipment page of this site) capable of handling projects of any size.  Our digital equipment is state-of-the-art and, combined with our professional staff, will give you the sound you're looking for.  Using Class A microphones, amps, and preamps into Logic Pro 10 and cutting edge technologies, we offer 2400K, 4800K, or 9600K 24 bit audio quality.  UNLIMITED TRACKING! and Midi Recording with a huge library of samples and third party virtual tools.  With our expertise, experience, and knowledge CBSS is the right choice. You can have it all at CBSS!

We also offer Remote Recording at your gigs, schools, events, etc.

 

 

Studio Musicians

CBSS offers professional studio musicians! Whatever your needs, be it singers or players, we have an array of talented professsionals in our network ready to contribute to your recording.  Ask us about the various individuals who we can match up to the needs of your project.

 

Video Services

1080p High Def Video Services integrated with pro audio for in-studio or on-location shoots.  Bands, recitals, music videos, video podcasts and more.  Inquire via email or phone to book a FREE CONSULTATION!

Here is a sample of our video work: