Friday, April 28, 2006

Anne Loo Tracking

Eric Jarvis, Anne Loo and I ensconced ourselves in SugarHill's Studio A with Steve Christensen at the helm. We laid down drums and bass and scratch vocals and guitar.

Anne hung out like a pro, and kept us all on task. Eric found the time to keep us laughing while churning out some solid drums and bass. The whole day went super smooth and has reinforced my decision to work with Eric. Here's what our day looked like:

Anne created the vibe by staying busy writing and keeping her head in a difficult game: Staying focused on what the song would sound like while we tracked the songs piecemeal.

Steve and Robbie Parrish got us a really incredible drum sound. We needed something that was based on a 70's drum sound without being too dead. We got a lot more ambience than I thought we could while still tracking a fairly 'up front' sound. (thanks to John Griffin for the loan of the Vintech mic pre for the snare----snarling goodness!)

Steve kept his head in the game. Not only did he make good sonic choices for the project, but he helped me out a lot in getting the drum edits right. For some reason it was tough for me to hear through the excitement of the great sounds to find the details that weren't serving the song, but Steve kept me on point, way above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks Steve! At the end of the day, we were all quite happy with our progress. The skeletons of the songs sounded great, and I'm going to vet the tracks this morning.

We are going to be tracking Anne's third song next Tuesday with an all star jazz ensemble. I'll post pictures and comments on that for sure.


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