NYC mastering engineers take Gigadream to next level

Drawing from influences like Kirk Whalum, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones and drawing favorable comparisons to Gerald Albright, 3AM- Texas State University students have channeled their signature sound into their debut recording, Gigadream.

Mastered by Jay Franco (Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Ciara) and Randy Merrill (Adele, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber) at Sterling Sound in New York City, the record features the group’s scintillating blend of smooth jazz flavors across tracks like “Basic Ideas,” “Joyful,” “Silver Lining,” and “Reality Check.” And if those titles strike a nerve, seeming as though they might possess a double meaning, you’re absolutely right as 3AM seeks to craft not only great music, but music with a message.