Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's Not Political, Just Genetics

Every once in a while, we get a nice little surprise. Like flipping through the pages of Q Magazine and finding this (thanks for the heads-up, John)...

Thank you for the kind words, Mr. Niven.

We now return to our self-imposed exile in the studio. We are slowly inching our way towards the finish line...


Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Love The Smell of Amplifiers In The Morning

Getting setup over hear at SilverBEAT (a.k.a. my house...I borrowed the name from The Bats record) to track some guitars. It's an interesting setup with no microphones - the guitar amps are patched directly into the board, along with a clean signal direct from the guitar (no pedals, no amp). This allows us to mic a guitar amp up after we capture the performance. It also means Mark and I can sit in the room with the monitors blaring and crank the amps, without having to worry about microphones picking up our conversation - making it feel much more like a live recording with the band then overdubbing parts.

My new neighbors are moving in today. Welcome to the neighborhood.


UPDATE: We did alright today - finished Mark's guitar parts on "Canvas Shoes", "Signal To Noise" and "Carmelita", which was a bit tricky. Not a bad day's work.