Recording at East West Studios in Los Angeles (formerly Western Recorders, then Oceanway, then Cello). Going back to the 50’s with Sinatra and Elvis, the history here is long and storied. Pet Sounds was recorded in this room (Studio 3). Today, Skrillex was recording samples with Ozomatli in Studio 2. Got great piano sounds! 

Patch bay today? I just may. Just stay out of my way, or you’ll pay, listen to what I say!

Flavor knobs. 

One serious machine room… 

Not messin around with the camera’s today apparently.

Todays flavor - Funken! 

The battle against mediocracy. 

The recording studio monster!

Moments.

The new office!

Check out my new digs!

SSL = What? Balls. 

It’s been some time since I’ve had a moment to visit my Tumblr with something worth while, and until then, please enjoy a photo of the newest addition to our equipment family, Mr. Retro 176. So incredibly functional it even made the photo of it retro…  Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier

I know, the web needs more “how-to” videos like I need another hole in my head, but in 2008/2009 my pals at Signature Sound ask me to do a series of instructional web movies for their site. The concept being to create something much more professional, informative and valuable than your everyday YouTube fare.

All in all, I think they turned out pretty good, and are really informative. The info isn’t all-inclusive or extremely advanced,  but I cover some of the basic “guidelines” I like to be mindful of when making a record.

NOTE: Care was paid to sound quality during production, so I suggest you view in HD and listen on either some good headphones or monitors.

MULTI MIC DRUM RECORDING PART 1

MULTI MIC DRUM RECORDING PART 2 (Sound Examples)

DRUM RECORDING WITH 4 MICS

Recording Techniques and Guidelines continued. These clips address guitar and bass.

NOTE: Care was paid to sound quality during production, so I suggest you view in HD and listen on either some good headphones or monitors.

GUITAR RECORDING PART 1

GUITAR RECORDING PART 2

BASS RECORDING