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ABOUT US


About us

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ABOUT US


About us

 

John Seda and his Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa Florida, have proven experience gained over more than 30 years. John has worked for a long and unwavering career in music, including roles as a performer, songwriter, producer, audio engineer, sound engineer, and more. He has collaborated with Grammy, Gold, Platinum, and Hall of Fame recipients and generated soundtrack credits seen on Bright House, Cablevision, Cox, Time Warner and many more.

But more than just proven experience, John is joined with wife Sachiko,
a former international corporate executive and now director of marketing at
Rising Sun Music. Together they make their business and home a place of
warmth and creative magic. They live in and around their Company and your
studio experience, and thrive and invest in Your comfort, Your feeling at home,
Your ability to have a clean powerful environment that fosters creativity.
And they both respect and stay attune to the muse about You and
your projects. It is not simply a business with them…
it is not a strip mall storefront.

Of course, there is the studio itself – a state of the art digital capability
that is constantly upgraded. And John's special talent and knowledge for
recreating power or tube sounds of old in the formats of the digital age.
Plus there is an ability for commercial quality playback and assistance in
production of final products in any format.

Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa, Florida offers:
Audio Recording, Artist Development, Artist Rehabilitation, Audio Consulting / Tutoring / Instruction, Original Music Composition - Jingles - Scoring Soundtracks, Digital Mastering (fixing of others mangled works when able), Midi Sequencing, Producing, Multi Media Productions, Video Production and more.

Experience:
Over 30 years experience, Performer, Songwriter, Producer, Audio Engineer / Sound Engineer.

Proven:
Collaborated with Grammy, Gold, Platinum, & Hall of Fame recipients. Soundtrack Credits on Bright House, Cablevision, Cox, Time Warner, &more. ASCAP and BMI music publisher. Long Steady, unwavering career in music, with many distinguished colleagues available for consult or contact.

Magical:
John and Sachiko Seda live in and around their Company and your Studio experience. They thrive and invest in: Your comfort, A feeling of home and not a storefront or corporate environment, and a clean and powerful environment that fosters creativity to produce new music.

Respectful:
More than thinking of only sales or business - Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa Florida stays attune to: The muse about you and your projects and the process you are going through in making new music.

Capable:
A state of the art digital capability that is constantly upgraded, and the best methods for recreating power or tube sounds of old in the new digital age, and commercial quality playback - production of final products in any format.

"Where the atmosphere, quality and price playback in harmony"
For more info Contact Us at 813-340-6126.
We speak English, Spanish, and Japanese.

 
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FAQ'S


FAQ

FAQ'S


FAQ

What are your points as an engineer and recording studios?

We offer you the best prices along with a great atmosphere. John Seda has over 25 years of experience as a musician, producer and engineer. Our studio is designed to comfort the needs of today's demanding musician. We offer recording gear as well as instruments to perform on, in case of, that last minute inspiration when you wish you had that Fender Strat.

Why are your rates so low?

First of all, I want to clear up the myth about if the price is low, it must be no good. This myth does not apply to our studio. We love and feel extreme passion for music. Some people call that "Mad Love." We would not have it any other way. We offer you the atmosphere, the quality and the best price. Our mission is to provide the means at a affordable price to make you musical experience a pleasant one.

How long have you been in business?

Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa Florida close Clearwater has been a reality since 2000. I have had 2 other recording studios under my previous recording label Brown Sound Records established in 1995. When I got married in November 2000, I was inspired by my wife to rename the label to Rising Sun Music Inc. From 1999 to 2003, we were solely dedicated to producing music and as of the end of 2003, we went full time into the recording business.

Are you a record company? Do you sign artist?

No. We are not a label and we do not sign artists. We are a recording studio and music production facility. Today's market is designed for artists to go independent and with all the benefits artists have now with this new technology that offers artists the opportunity to sell their music online without having to share any of their revenues with anyone. We do consult and we do produce music but it is offered as a service. We also have a digital distribution company called http://BornAMusician.com that offers the lowest prices on the planet to distribute your music around the world via 150 digital stores worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, EMusic, Spotify, YouTube Monetization and many more at one low price. For those who get confused because I produce music with many of my friends for promotional purposes we are not a record label. We use Rising Sun Music as a label that represents my music which is no different that many people are doing in the industry today. I am Independent.

Who have you had the pleasure working with?

Taj Majal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wendy Melvoin, John Blackwell, Harold Acevedo, Millie Puente, Robert Lockwood Jr., Tony Bennett, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera, Robben Ford, War, Victor Mendoza, Rick Latham, Dave Samuels, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Greg Errico, Vernon "Ice" Black, Gali Sanchez, Raphet, Juan "Pericles" Covas, Tito Puente, Little Richard, Gran Combo, Edgardo Rodriquez, Karl Perrazo, Raul Rekow, Greg Bissonete, Zoro, Luis Aquino (Lead Trumpet for Yanni), Frank Ferrer, Adalberto Santiago, Quintin Berry, Pablito Rosario, Anthony Carrilo, Victor Payano, Cachete Maldonado, The artist formerly known as "Prince" Walfredo Reyes Jr., Ritchie Gajate, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Alex Acuna King, Charles Glenn (Ozone and DeBarge), John Ravenhall, Dan Hougesen, Apostle J. Dancy, Marcia Higgs, Fernando Diaz, Noah Bellamy, John Ried, Michael Cordone and many more.

This is my first recording experience, and I want to know what should I do to prepare myself before entering a recording session?

Practice! Take time to prepare your musical arrangements and chops before entering the studio. Practice until your fingers bleed. I only say this to save you money. It consumes a lot of recording time trying to arrange the song in the studio. Of course, the best things are spontaneous, but that always happens anyway.

Do you charge for setting up the drums?

No, we don't. We start charging once we start the EQ process which is part of the art.

What kind of music do you record?

All genres - no exceptions! Country music, Rock, Latin, Reggae, Hip Hop, Classical you name we will record it at Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa, Florida.

How many instruments can you record at the same time?

My studio is designed to handle 2 guitars, 1 bass guitar, drums, and keyboards simultaneously with no problem.
How do I get to your studio?

Use our Map Quest Generator located on our "Contact Us Page".
Typing in your address or the starting point, it will generate the direction from your point to our studio!

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

If you want to, you can bring your own equipment. However, we offer instruments ranging from guitars, bass, drums, full percussion, keyboards, cymbals, etc, at no extra charge! Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

Can I bring food to the studio?

Yes, you can. We have a beautiful Zen Garden where you can sit down to enjoy your meal. We offer water, coffee, and tea at no extra charge. We also have a barbecue grill which you can use if you wish. All types of restaurants are available in the area.

Do you have a parking space?

Yes we have a large parking space.

Do you produce music and bands?

Yes, we do, No exceptions! Country music, Rock, Latin, Reggae, Hip Hop, Classical you name we will record it; however,  there is additional charge for producing.

Do you teach audio classes?

Yes, we do. These classes are designed to help you with your home studio set-up. In most cases, people purchase equipment without realizing the learning curve involved. Our classes are the shortcut to help you on your way to recording your demo, so you can concentrate on your music and not on the years of knowledge you would have to acquire to achieve a successful recording.

What kind of payments do you accept?

We accept Cash, Check, Credit Card, and Paypal.

What is your business hours?

24/7. We are available at any time you need to record as long as our schedule is available. Most musically inclined people are night owls, so we here to serve!

"Where the atmosphere, quality and price playback in harmony"
For more info Contact Us at 813-340-6126.
We speak English, Spanish, and Japanese.
A Tampa Bay Recording Studio

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Credits


CREDITS

Credits


CREDITS

Taj Majal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wendy Melvoin, John Blackwell, Harold Acevedo, Millie Puente, Robert Lockwood Jr., Tony Bennett, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Eddie “Gua Gua” Rivera, Batacumbele, Robben Ford, War, Victor Mendoza, Rick Latham, Dave Samuels, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Greg Errico, Vernon “Ice” Black, Gali Sanchez, Raphet, Juan “Pericles” Covas, Tito Puente, Little Richard, Gran Combo, Los Kentons,  Edgardo Rodriquez, Karl Perrazo, Raul Rekow, Greg Bissonete, Zoro, Luis Aquino (Lead Trumpet for Yanni), Frank Ferrer, Adalberto Santiago, Quintin Berry, Pablito Rosario, Anthony Carrilo, Victor Payano, Cachete Maldonado, The artist formerly known as “Prince”, Marty Balin, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Ritchie Gajate, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Alex Acuna King, Charles Glenn (Little Richard, Ozone and DeBarge), Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, John Ravenhall, Dan Hougesen, Apostle J. Dancy, Marcia Higgs, Fernando Diaz, Noah Bellamy, John Ried, Michael Cordone, Bradley Livingston, Bradley Falk, Franco De Vita, Marcus Terrell Smith and John Pinto Jr. from the cast of The Book of Mormon, Aja Lorraine, Layne Harper, Carl Harris, Such A Voice ( Bud Light, Gillette, T-Moblie, Five Guys Dodge) Such A Voice producer Angela Castonguay, John Seda is a Mentor for the Recording Connection Audio Institute and many more.

"Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa, Florida takes you on a journey of creativity... that lasts a lifetime."
- Cruz Baca Sembello Los Angeles Publishing Administrator, Composed Gravity for Motion Picture "Cocoon"

"I always had a great creative, musical time with the RSM group. An eclectic, energetic group of musicians."
- Walfredo Reyes Jr. Drummer for Steve Winwood

"Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa Bay "Great place to work at. The Best!'"
- Juan "Pericles" Covas Grammy Award Winning engineer

The song "Out To The Ball Game" produced by John Seda perfectly expresses the mood of Spring Training. It takes my emotions to the next energy level!"
- Sho Ishida TV Director, Nihon TV (Tokyo, Japan)

"To John Seda -The best in sounds for us"
- Tito Puente Legendary Grammy Award Winning percussionist

"Music and sports can provide a relationship beyond any language barrier.... We international sports fans are very happy with the song "Out to the Ball Game" produced by John Seda. Through it, we can feel the warmth of our American friends. When you welcomed Hideki Matsui through this song, it cheered him very much and made him more comfortable about living in America."
- Takahiro Nomura, Mainichi Newspaper editor Tokyo, Japan

John Seda and Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa, Florida found our project quite early. John's recording studio is a sanctuary and gymnasium for raw creativity. His gift is gently cracking you open so good stuff can flow out. His expansive resume cannot reveal the depth of his versatility. I've never seen a tool he needed hat he couldn't pull out hoof his toolkit. His creative hand has left fingerprints all over Guided Passage
- Bradley Falk's, Become who you are.

"Rising Sun Music has the best quality, sound, engineer, and vibe in the Tampa Bay area."
"King Charles Glenn" Platinum Record Recipient, Bassist for Legendary "Little Richard" and "Ozone"

Rising Sun Music is a place where music really happens. She can be born here, or simply visit for fun, but either way music is alive + happy here.
- Ed Verner

After recording in so many studio's around the world-"RISING SUN MUSIC IS WHERE POSITIVE CREATIVITY ABOUNDS"
- Donny Vosburgh

Official Award for Action On Film Festival

Rising Sun Music is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 813-340-6126

"Where the atmosphere, quality and price playback in harmony"
For more info Contact Us at 813-340-6126.
We speak English, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Our Vision


OUR VISION

Our Vision


OUR VISION

 Hi my name is John Seda, and I am the President of Rising Sun Music.  For years, I have been working on developing a new way in music.  Our music is a fusion of traditional and contemporary rhythms.  I decided years ago to develop music that has meaning and that would touch and heal the listener's soul.  I believe in making music, sounds and rhythms that can bring out different emotions within people. Within my travels I became more interested in different styles of music. My vision was to create world music that would implement various rhythms from different countries taking the listener on a world journey. During the years many great artist have recorded with the Rising Sun Music team.  Our concept is that of Unity through music.  Our goal is to develop music that the world can enjoy and embrace.  God created music as the universal language so we can all understand each other without any boundaries. Rising Sun Music is here to assist you in making you musical dream come true.
Sincerely,                             
 
John Seda
President / Rising Sun Music
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John Seda


JOHN SEDA

John Seda


JOHN SEDA

Born in Long Island, New York on July 9, 1958, and raised in Puerto Rico, John Seda, President of Rising Sun Music and BornAMusician.com has always had a natural knack for creating music. He learned his first chords at age 11 from his mother, Gloria Seda Lopez. The passion this instilled in him kept him focused on music, and soon after, he began leading most of the bands in which he participated. As leader of these groups, he developed producing skills as he learned sound and experimented with different sound and production techniques. He stood out as a youth because of this difference, and he began playing guitar solos for bigger and better known groups. By the age of 15, he was playing among the best Latin Jazz players of his time.

In working with national and local artists, John has found every project to be a learning experience, both for himself and for the artist. He looks forward to this growing process with every new project. “Sometimes people come in and they have a unique talent, and sometimes they don’t even know they have it,” John says. The opportunity to help harvest that talent is what he loves the most about his job. It gives him the opportunity to help local artists open doors for themselves with their music.

 

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