Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moving out and moving on.

Hello blog-followers.

The past five days have been very eventful. It started on Thursday when I began a three day session with Last Builders of Empire. This band from eastern mass plays a very dynamic brand of post rock. The tracks were recorded by Elio Deluca at Medford, MA's Soul Shop. I loaded up and dialed in on Thursday and we spend Friday and Saturday combing through the songs and fine-tuning them.

I decided that mixing these songs OTB (out of the box) was the best plan so I fired up the racks and started patching. I kept all of the faders at unity and used Pro Tools to set levels. All of the automation was done in Pro Tools so recall isn't entirely impossible. It was really nice to keep this record analog-minded through the mixing process. We definitely had some fun with compression, fuzz, and of course, the Memory Man!

The record sounds fantastic and the band is going to get it out there as soon as possible (mastering session is booked). As soon as the last mix was printed, the CDs were burned, and the band was safely on their was back east, I began the moving process. I am officially moved out of my space at Eastworks, where I set up to mix, track, and overdub for the past 8 months. I brought my console, tape machine, and patchbay to the new space where it will be stored till it's time to move in. All of the rest of my gear is at home for cleaning, repairing, and prepping for the big move.

In the meantime I'm setup for mixing at my house. If anyone out there needs any mixing services, please reach out. I'm available here and for hire in the studio of your choosing.

Mark Miller met me at the new space while moving in on Sunday. We took a coupla pics of us and the new space..

Standing in the live room, which is really starting to take shape! Iso rooms and drum room on the right.

Mark and I on the lift!
A shot from inside my new control room. Two more walls are to be added and buttoned up. Very exciting!
Standing inside my iso room. Very excited about this glass brick!

Every time I've come to the new space in the past two weeks, it's changed drastically. Things are taking shape and I can't tell you how excited I am to get in and start cutting basics. If anyone wants a tour during construction, I'm happy to meet you down there and show you around the studios and practice spaces.


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