Artist, Life Coach & Instructor Kim Sharell envisioned creating a vintage Christmas EP fused with some modern Gospel and R&B. Samuel Hill produced the project in VIVID TEMPO Studio with a team of musicians and engineers to bring the music to life.
The EP starts with a new touch on a classic made popular by Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song. East West Symphonic Orchestra was used to arrange the virtual strings on the project. The Jazz drums for The Christmas Song and Silent Night were programmed with East West ProDrummer. The Bechstein and Bösendorfer pianos are also from the East-West Pianos Collection.
The Christmas Song and Silent Night used a combination of live electric guitars by Robert White and a sampled guitar by Ample Sound – Ample Guitar Semi Hollow modeled on a Gibson ES 335. Justin Gray provided live electric guitars on Mary Did You Know.
Chris Snowden added bass guitar to Mary Did You Know, which also featured vocalists Shakira Oswald and live drums by Jason Meekins.
All of the songs were recorded and edited in VIVID TEMPO studio. Vocals were edited with Melodyne Studio to achieve subtle vocal retuning and tight timing.
A Vintage Christmas was mixed and mastered by engineer Paul Lapinski of My Platinum Sound Studio.