Below are four tracks, rough
mixes of our efforts during the last two weeks of July'06. From the
first day we have made listening job one, by being in the studio with the
musicians so that everyone would know what the performance really sounded
We also focused on the room
itself, each day tweaking the acoustic treatment to allow the room to contribute
positively to the sonic equation. (CENTERPIECE represents the most
radical "treatment," the wood slats across the back two walls of the booth
were removed, packing blankets were added to the front and rear sides of
the sliding glass doors - which remained open - the drummers seat was just
forward of the doorway.
The drums mics were a nearly
original pair of AKG-414s (they looked like C-12As) in X-Y about two feet
behind the drummer's head.
The musicians were assembled
by Sir Walter
Chancellor, who also played Alto, Tenor and Soprano sax...
ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS (to
More details to come.
PIANO: Tanner, Brian