Neil was in laying guitar, organ, bass and reamped some stuff. He’s got a couple projects going on simultaneously. He was working the 1960 Les Paul Jr over with some sweet 70′s wah and even cooler 60′s FUZZZZZZZ.
There was so much going on at the end of the year that I totally dropped the ball on updating this. Here are some pictures of stuff going on. Random projects, Bonne’s show, Brandon working with bands and other things.
We had a smattering of people come to the drum clinic. Everyone that was there walked away with something…either knowledge or free sticks. We are going to start doing these once a month maybe. Ian talked about specific things to do to prepare your drums for recording.
We finally had our big session with Ian. He played on a bunch of tunes. Some for us, some for James and really whoever we could find that needed drums on a song. He also re headed the kit and got it sounding great.
Both interns, Mitch and Jonathan, were on hand to help mic up the drums and learn stuff along the way.
Feb 1st :: 12 pm – 2 pm
Ian Shepherd will be talking about getting drums ready to record. Matt Sepanic, of The Sonic Factory, will also be on hand to give brief descriptions of what we have setup. This will mostly focus on things like tuning, kick drum prepping for recording, snare sounds, and whatever else anyone has a question about. This won’t cover every kick drum mic and why or why not you should or shouldn’t use a particular something with a something. This is more about the actual, physical drums…then with quick little blurbs about production. Any question will be welcome though.
This will be about making the drums sound good and then you use whatever mics you have at your place, or you’ll be ready for your next recording session. Drums that sound great will record great, no matter how expensive your mics are.
Ian has played and toured professionally for the last 20 years in every musical setting imaginable. Rock, blues, jazz, country, R&B, Cajon, big band, dixie land, buckets…you name it, he’s played it. He has performed on hundreds of recordings including dozens of full-length albums, commercials, movie and video game soundtracks.
Ian has worked with many talented and acclaimed musicians over the years including Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell), Merle Saunders (Jerry Garcia, Miles Davis), and Grammy award-nominated blues artist Lucky Peterson. He toured and recorded with The Nadas from 2007-2008. Ian is an Evans Drumheads and Promark drumsticks artist. He is currently living in Indianapolis and is working with Jason Sturgeon, Corey Cox, Troye Kinnett(John Mellencamp) Jai Baker, Randy Melson and rising country artist Jessie Brown.
The whole gang was in again working on their record. They’re trying to get done before the Nation Blues Challenge in Memphis. They are competing in it again and realized last year, that if you don’t have anything to sell, you’re wasting a trip down there.
Matt had both guys in setting up drums. Mitch and Shuka! Shuka even got to play on one of the video game songs. Tried out a couple different mics too. This all gets to double for another session later in the day. Love two sessions, one setup. Mitch got to setup the Pro Tools session and both guys did all the patching. They grow up so fast don’t they?
Peace Love and Stuff was back in widdling away at their record. Some of the coolest songs around. Rock-A-Billy meets punk meets the 50′s meets something.