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Mumford & Sons and Salvaging Distortion

Well the album is out, so I’m finally free to publish this. What an awesome session; these guys can really play. Video of “Whispers in the Dark” first, tech stuff after. Cool song. There was, however, a serious technical challenge with the original recording: some nasty hard distortion on the lead vocal at a critical … Continue reading

Stars, Diamond Rings at Webster Hall

Awesome performances and 2 bucks off two beers. The sound is pretty good, wondering if there’s a sub-freq generator.

Divine Fits…

… was awesome. Definitely check them out. More to follow.

Bombay Bicycle Club, Metric

This summer has been busy. Here are some recent sessions I really enjoyed: Metric, “Breathing Underwater” (acoustic) For guitar, Sennheiser 441 on the 12th fret and a Shure KSM-109 to complement. Light buss compression at 2:1, probably around 20ms attack. Piano, AKG 414’s in a spaced pair on the sound board. Maybe 6-8dB max gain … Continue reading

Sessions Recorded – July to September 2012

Roster for July to September, 2012: Brandi Carlile – Exitmusic – Thieving Irons – Field Report – Here We Go Magic – Bombay Bicycle Club – Mumford and Sons – Yeasayer – Diamond Rings – Bob Mould