Added to our ever growing mic collection, the new Heiserman H-47tube! This new mic takes its place beside our original Telefunken U-47 tube mic and offers much of its big bold sound. Certainly a worth successor! We are one of the first studios in the world to receive this amazing microphone.
Found a 122 Leslie in great shape, so it was added to our collection to compliment our recent Hammond B-3 addition. This will be hooked up along side the PR-40 tone cabinet with an ensemble switch.
What’s better than a Hammond B-3 and Leslie? TWO Hammond B-3s and Leslies! Added this showroom condition 1956 Hammond B-3 to the collection. It will be hooked up to a PR-40 and 142 Leslie.
We’ve finished adding MIDI to the bass pedals of our Hammond B-3! Now any sound from our expansive MIDI sound library and virtual instruments is available on the pedalboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJisBpvikyg
A company in Bulgaria claims its possilbe to add MIDI output to the bass pedals of a Hammond B-3. We shall see. Time to engineer a 25 note switch assembly.
Over 1.5 years in development, Nuendo 10 has arrived! This major update takes Nuendo from version 8 up to 10.
It was a fun day producing Left Handed Rollers recording a live performance in the studio. No overdubs, no studio tricks, just a great live performance at Fast Trax! Here’s a piece captured with my phone.
We were excited to record organist extrordinaire Bobby Rice on the Hammond B-3 for a new holiday recording of “Let It Snow”! It even has a dancing cat, so you know it’ll be good!
I was recently asked if I could restore an old analog 2 track live recording of the group “Powerhouse” that was recorded at the Shamrock Lounge on Bridge Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 27, 1972. While no pictures exist of the night that we know of, this recording preserves that night in all its glory. What a great band! It was billed as “Powerhouse featuring Nancy Westbrook” and included Nancy Westbrook on vocals, Jeff Beavans on bass and vocals, Gerald Williams on drums and vocals, Wilton “Mache” Machem on tenor sax, Tim Hackenberger on trumpet, Dave Diefendorf on trombone, and John “Johnny Mac” McDonald on guitar and vocals.
New DAC digital to analog converters feature the latest state of the art DUAL SABRE ESS9038 chips providing amazing audio detail like never before!
What a difference a tube makes! Our original Demeter Tube DI (1990) gets a new Mullard 12AX7 for the win!
Testing additional transformers for our legendary Hammond B-3 and 122 Leslie speaker to provide additional direct out options for special effects. Everytime I’m inside the Hammond B-3 organ, I marvel at the incredible electro-mechanical engineering that made all this possible!
Purchased three of the new Audio Technica ATM230 mics for tom use. They give our venerable Sennheiser 421’s a run for their money on toms. Big, punchy, warm, and able to isolate well, they are going to find a lot of use here.
Our editing suite gets a new 43 inch 4K monitor custom color profiled, and the control room gets a new 30 inch custom color profiled monitor. Lots more detail, accuracy, and information for mixing, mastering, and editing client photos and videos!
Had a blast recording Michael Morales performing the classic Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb” and our cameras were there to capture the entire process!
Performed surgery on a pair of Russian mics today. Upgrading some select components made this pair of small diaphram condensers go from really good to world class phenomenal that easily compete with our Neumanns!!!
Best Buy will stop selling CDs, and Target wants consignment only as streaming/downloads take over the distribution of music.
Tracking vocals today the old school way! Tube mic into a Neve 1081 into a Urei LA-3 and then over to our Sony MCI JH-24 24 track 2 inch analog tape recorder at 30 inches per second. SSSSMMMMOOOOOOOOTTTTTHHHHH!!!
Mixer within a mixer! Latest firmware provides touchscreen mixing for our zero latency monitoring AD/DA interfaces.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂