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Recent sessions

March 23, 2014

So I’ve been pretty quiet on here for a while. In all honesty, I don’t really use this anymore, but I thought I’d write about some recent sessions which I’ve taken on. A few weeks back I recorded drums and bass for an upcoming local band, Summer Drive Home. We tracked drums in the village hall again, but this time I experimented with Blumlein room mics with my Cascade Fathead IIs. The standard array of mics was used on the kit; modded 57 on kick, subkick, 57 top and bottom snare, 57 on hi-tom, 421 on floor tom and KSM32s on overheads.

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After comping and quantizing, we tracked bass at the studio where I work. We used Chris Aiken signature p-bass > Sansamp > TC Electronic BH250 > Ashdown MAG210T > MD421 > KSM32 > Warm Audio WA12s. The 421 gave me a more rounded bass tone that wasn’t as hyped like the D112, the KSM32 was quite smooth in character and not at all hyped.

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I’ve also been working with local Metallers, Fissure of Riddles. We tracked drums a couple of weeks ago in the studio where I work. I didn’t use any room mics in this session due to input limitations, but the mic list was; modded 57 on kick, subkick, 57 top and bottom snare, 57s on hi and mid toms, 421 on floor tom 1, Audix F6 on floor tom 2 and KSM32s on overheads. The drum sound is a bit more close than that of Summer Drive Home’s, mainly due to the character of the room and that I didn’t use any room mics. We start tracking bass on the 3rd before progressively doing the rest on a weekly basis.

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Hopefully got some more sessions coming up this year with old pals Light Fire Down recording a new single and some mixing sessions for the unnamed band I recorded back in January. 2014 has been my best year yet for recording new artists!

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