Also, we’ve been working hard on a new record and the first single “Sunday Dress” is now available on all the usual web thingies.
A finer, more hospitable bunch of beautiful freaks you’ll never find.
Last night’s show was a hoot in a holler and this afternoon’s should prove to be more of the same.
New bands, new friends, and the best fried softshell crab sandwich I’ve had in a long while.
Well, the cabling I ordered arrived a few days ago so I spent today un-cabling all the temporary stuff and re-cabling in the final configuration.
My body aches, the studio is a damned mess, but it’s (electronically) fully functional!
My old friend and bandmate Perry Serpa stopped by tonight. I helped him polish off a bottle of red and we discussed a new batch of songs for a project he’s looking to finish up. Good to catch up… Good things to come.
Not in my own in shop today. I’m at Ray Ketchem’s Magic Door working on mixing the new Lenny Zenith/tenterhooks record!!!
Here’s Ray at the helm… I’m just shouting “more bass” at him all day.
A while back I recorded and mixed “Live From Long Island City” for D.B. Rielly, an amazing songwriter who I am and honored to play bass for and proud to call my friend. I’m happy to say it’s getting some good press around the globe, and now you can buy it on CDBaby.com.
While I’m waiting for the cabling to arrive, The Ditty Committee convened and practiced a bit for an upcoming show. No complaints from neighbors so… we’ll call that a cautiously optimistic win.
I finally ordered a patchbay and a bunch of cabling, which marks the end of my budget so, for now, I’m done.
The last bit of acoustic treatment (to deal with the 60Hz null at the mix position) should arrive this week, then we can start recording in earnest.
Well, the place still needs to be straightened a bit (and vacuumed) but we broke it in last night!!!
Long time friend, bandmate, and tenant Lenny Zenith came down to work on a demo for a new song and it went pretty easy. On first flush the room sounds good. Super impressed with the mic pres in the SSL Nucleus!
Well, I had a few minor setbacks.
We had to do some electrical for the kitchen that required cutting into the ceiling of the studio, so I had to dismantle part of it temporarily.
There is also a serious null centered around 60Hz at the mix position (and another around 85Hz). Not uncommon for rooms this small. Still they need to be dealt with.
After much testing and room mode calculations I have 3 locations that will get tuned membrane bass traps centered around 70Hz that cover both nulls. We’ll see how that goes.
I received the replacement scatter plates from GIK so those are up. And I started work on the vocal booth/Amp room.