Hey there band people / recording enthusiasts
Welcome to the third edition of this thing, arrival is a few weeks late and hopefully that doesn’t become the norm.
There have been a tonne of records made here in the last month but most notably:
Brisbane doom band Indica have been in tracking a rather lengthy double LP which was a fairly fast session considering the chunk of music being tracked. We hired a 70’s ludwig drum set that was a solid beast. A 24×20 bass drum, a 16×16 rack tom and an 18×18 floor! Slow enough music that the room mics were able to be dug into quite critically. Their guitarist Jayesh had a Green amplifier and speaker cabinet and Jesse on second guitar utilised a Sunn Model T with an older Marshall cabinet. For bass we were running an Acoustic 220 into the 8×10 here. Quite a large sound in the end but remarkably dynamic, depth was the central focus rather than volume.
Redland Bay 3 piece Tracks have just wrapped up a full length, this session required the use of 20-30 guitar pedals so that was a great deal of fun.
Local band Cold Fish also tracked a 7″ which should be out soon. It marked the first time an EV tl606 with an original speaker had made its way into underground. The guitarist also used an earlier EGC back when Kevin Burkett was making the first generation of pickups, there is a notable difference. This band features members of Sewers and Hexmere.
Lying Down have also just wrapped up an LP here. It was an interesting session that was all done live in a day and mixed purely on the board. All hands on faders, no compression and very little EQ.
Future sessions are looking exciting, the end of the year is near (and busy!)