Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Matthew came and recorded the pedal steel for Great Norths album. Although pictured is my Vox AC15 we used the speaker from its cabinet with the Princeton as the amp (out of shot) sounded beautiful. I'm leaning more towards the Arabella for the pedal steel sounds, has a bit more high end clarity that the pedal steel requires.
Some more Late Night Poets recording the other week. We recorded another 3 songs. One of the songs I previously recorded with them was voted number 1 on theaudience.co.nz unreleased chart, winning them $10,000 to make a video for it.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Over the past few weeks quite a bit has been happening on Great Norths album, Acoustic guitars have been recorded, Piano, Bass and we've started Vocals and Electric guitar. Lots of recording, very little blogging. I've been enjoying my latest purchase; the Royer R121's. They're used as Overheads, Acoustic Mic's, Piano mics (behind the piano) and as a Guitar amp mic so far and I'm sure plenty of other things to come.
Pedal Steel to record on Friday and more Vocals before Christmas.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I recently tracked some drums and a few guitars and then mixed and mastered some B-Sides for Clap Clap Riot. Their new stuff is really great, you should check them out.
Also new and great are a couple of Calves that were born out here the other week, there has been a mandatory visit for almost everyone recording to go and pet them at the moment. They're so cute!
Monday, November 25, 2013
A few weeks ago I went on tour around New Zealand with Avalanchd City and Luke Thompson for their solo acoustic tour, we were joined on the road by van der Wel, Joseph & Maia, Holly Arrowsmith and Shannelee Ray. Most of the tour we had a camper van from Might Campers, it was an amazing touring vehicle and I slept in it a few nights. Heres a few photos from the tour, I've been busy since I've been back recording, some other blog posts to follow in the next few days!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We're starting work on the third Great North album, slightly different process this time. In the past we've done most of the tracks live. Last time recording Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Bass and Drums live for almost all of the songs. This time we're tracking to a click and have just finished the main part of the drums to a pre recorded acoustic and vocal guide. Next up either Acoustic guitar or bass... or anything really!
With the addition of 3 mics and a couple of new preamps my drum tracking setup has become a lot more flexible. For Great Norths drums I went with Royer R121's as overheads. RE20 in the kick and the Nady ribbon mic as a kick out mic. I also put the KM184's back in the room as ORTIF room mics.
Monday, August 26, 2013
New band Late Night Poets spent the past 5 days recording 3 songs, perfect timing to get to try out my new Royer R121 and BeesNeez Arabella.
Friday, July 12, 2013
I forgot to write this post! A couple of weekends back French For Rabbits were up in Auckland to finish of their next single and add the last parts on their album before heading overseas.
Since then I've been busy editing and starting mixing the record, plus finishing and mixing the Hula Hope songs I recorded and then mastering her album, some great songs on there!