Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Long time, no update..

Hi there faithful blog-readers.

I'm sorry that I haven't made an update in a long time- What can I say? I've been busy.

Since the last post things at the studio have REALLY started to take shape. Mark and I took a trip down to Ikea to buy some lighting, furniture, rugs, etc. All of our lighting has been purchased and ready for installation. The next two weeks will look like mudding, taping, priming, cleaning, doors/windows, electrical work, and then we start to move gear in.

It's looking like 12/1/11 is a solid move-in date for the practice spaces and the studio. I can't really describe the level of excitement I have. This project is something Mark and I have worked toward for the better part of a year now and it's finally coming to fruition. Anyone that I've brought through the space in the past weeks has been impressed. I'm very proud of that. We're building an amazing studio and many incredible recordings will be made there in the coming years.

Another very exciting thing to add is that I've already started booking sessions for December/January! I can't tell you how amazing this feels..

Here are a couple recent picture of the space.

A View of length of the live room. My control room on the left.

A peak at our wall situation. Lots of Quiet-Rock, insulation, soundboard, greenblue, air gap, and another insulated wall.

Standing in the widest part of our live room. Hard to tell in the picture but it's VERY wide.

This studio is so big that it's capable of recording an entire rock band plus horn section or chamber orchestra with total isolation OR all live in one room. Wowee!!

In other news, I've been pretty busy in the studio working on some great projects.

Trevor Healy, local luthier is in a band called Meridians. Years ago in San Francisco, Meridians committed their recording to tape with Tim Green at Louder Studios. Recently they asked me to mix this recording. We're currently in the middle of fine-tuning this beautiful batch of songs.

Big Nils, a Northampton 4-piece recently called me to track their upcoming single. I packed up my mobile rig and brought it down to their basement practice space, set up, and captured some sweet jams!

I spent 4 days at J Mascis's Bisquiteen to mix some tunes for a movie soundtrack J is working on and to record the score for a documentary about renown chanter Krishna Das. In this session, I was able to record a lot of cool things including tabla, harmonium, dotar, Mellotron, and tons of echoed-out guitar. It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to mixing this next week.

Here are some pics from that..