how to mic a sax?
took on the overly ambitious task of recording a stabby sax section (well basically me playing a load of sax lines) anyone know how best to mic it and what to do with eq and reverb to make it sound like a proper sax section? . Have Rode condenser or
Urgh time to re-write lyrics, too lazy…
I have to tweak some lyrics- another pet hate of mine, never been good at going back. I have to finish a couple of lines in Alone on A Beautiful Day, complete The Way That You Make Me Feel (not a Michael Jackson cover) and have been told that Suddenly
The attack of body attack
Decide need to move away from studio… I take myself off to gym and book into a class called Body Attack (the warning was in the title) Attack!- my body’s being attacked… Michelle the super fit instructer has to ask me if I’m ok when she catches me staring vacantly
Tango time, bring on the accordian
Start comping vocals- I like this bit- it is actually something I can do – hoorah…. Ballad of Doreen hunter is sounding great and I add a (pause to go and save butterlfly from certain death in conservatory.. not very adept at catching with a fishing net… success!) yes- I
I Am Kloot & the skinny jeans will never fit
Ooh just been listening to the new album by “I Am Kloot” very retro, love the sounds and produced by the boys from Elbow, great summer album (tho summer seems to have disappeared), great space in the recording. So… I bought a pair of diesel jeans a while ago- in
Ringo Scooby Doo and a pair of nail scissors….
I have decided I don’t suit new haircut, am looking decidedly like a cross between ringo star (in the Beatles wig days) and daphne from Scooby doo. So in a peak of insanity, I grab the nail scissors (Al confiscated my hairdressing scissors for this very reason..) I want to
The dog wants his bone, the singer cops out.
My dog woke me at 4am….he was obsessing over a bone in the garden and he had his nose pressed determinedly against the window- then he continues to pace until 7am… I love him dearly but as Gob would say “come on!!” Another scorcher and persuade Al to do engineer
A diva strop, U87 mic to the rescue and a kids percussion kit…
I’m in my kitchen with The U87 and it sounds fab- I’m shocked by the clarity, the compressor means I don’t have to think too much about mic technique when getting to the louder parts.
Sore throat threatens to sabotage, bring on the Berocca..
In between all of this I have a job and am starting to notice the lack of days off, but it’s only for a few more weeks and I only have a couple of weeks left with the mic’s on hire. So stop whinging and get on with it!
There’s an amp in the kitchen what am a gonna do…
Day 2 guitar marathon, We set Eds Orange amp (the brand- and colour) in the kitchen- I forget to tell my neighbour and have to do much grovelling later… Mic it up with a good old Shure beta 57, plug in the Strat and off we go