MANLEY REFERENCE CARDIOID
3 day session with a bunch of overdubs. Our vocal chain was something to remark on; 421 (1/3 toward speech on its equaliser) patched into a mult. One signal went to a 902, distressor on fast, 1176 slow to tape. The other signal went to a pinned E1010 with all the bass rolled off, all modulation down, max delay with shortest feedback. A blend of both signals (70% dry, 30% wet) was then sent to a Ceriatone Friedman clone via a hotcake and an eventide time factor, which was reamped into two weber blue dogs with front and back PR30’s. The back microphone was phase flipped and the signal was patched into the line section of our Daking EQ cutting some 700Hz. This particular unit is insanely hot and despite having reliable pads sometimes its better to run something into its line.
The drums in the photo below were so great. Insane massive Sakae drum set. RIP to that short lived company, they belted out some incredible pieces of wood.
Bad Sext have been in the building laying down 4 songs for a digital release. We needed this particular mid 70’s ludwig for the sounds they were characterising prior to the session. Its probably the least resonant drum sound we have put to tape this year, curious too as they were older, thinner shelled drums. It was an objective to do the ol’ double head setup to reduce the pistonic effect of the drums, but soon found out they were dampened already to a satisfactory level. The C&C snare we had for this session was ridiculous, super fat and crisp whilst still being incredibly even to track.