Not to cold but warm in the sun..afternoon shadows and me making pasta for the family !
IN THE STUDIO
In April I had Duke and The Attorney and the other guys from Cadillac doing a 3 track demo. The band played *live* in the main house and I tracked them to the 16 track tape machine...yes folks ...real analog !
I am still in the edit and near mix stage , but the tracks have come up great...a couple of good A songs sounding like a cross between Jet and The Rolling Stones !
Great songwriting with lots of vocal attitude...these gen y'ers should do well.
Check them at www.myspace.com/cadillacofficial
This month also sees folkster balladeer Pat Craigie who brings a wealth of original material and covers in the classic Woody Guthrie / Pete Seeger vain recording with us.
Tracking live in the control room, his sonorous voice and rhythmic guitar playing is a joy to behold !
Still editing and mixing Rapture in the Reins and doing the last of the backing vocal overdubs...ready for mix stage soon...this track has taken a while but is a beauty with a beautiful solo from guitarist Paul Martin.
Where would we be @ Redberry without a dearth of new gear ?
This month has seen some beauties...in the FX department a Roland R880 reverb mainframe and controller and a classic Lexicon PCM 41 digital delay.
Crowning piece would have to be a Urei 1178 stereo compressor from the late 70's
....great for the drum bus and vocal duties...used extensively on the Cadillac trax.
Also a classic AWA (Australian) limiter from the late 70's which has just been recapped and rejuvenated by Rob Squire from Pro Harmonic in Adelaide.
I am now mastering directly to a Korg DSD 1 bit recorder...sound fantastic.
And last, but not least, the Synthesizers.com exact equivalent of a Moog 960 analog sequencer as made famous by Tangerine Dream. Bring on the Berlin school !
Well thats about it as we head into winter...as usual were always doing deals @ Redberry and taking your music to the next level.
Until next time...
John NYMO Nyman