Notes from the studio (II)

Comes from Notes from the studio (I)

Here we go! Nerds time!


we used the studio’s 1964 Ludwig Super Classic kit. Andy brought his cymbals and snare, that we used along with a 1970 Ludwig Acrolite.

Mics/channels (we tested a few options before, this is why you may see other mics in the pics):

  • Kick: Beyerdynamic Opus 65 in, Aston Spirit out.


  • Snare: Beyerdynamic M201 top/ I think Telefunken M80 bottom.
  • Stereo OH: vintage Beyerdynamic M 260’s, pointing as in the picture


  • Toms: Audio Technica M23.
  • “Drum Wurst”: Beyerdynamic M88. you can see here what this drum wurst is:


  • Room: we started with a Coles/STC 4021C that we soon changed for a RCA 74-B Junior Velocity. We used it in different positions, and even mounted it as mono OH in some tracks.


  • Pedal bus: as it sounds: passing drum mic send through Adam’s pedalboard (ask him for details :-D)


  • Plate reverb bus, using a 1960 EMT 140 plate (nice…)


Just Joe’s Japanese Fender Jaguar into a UAD 2-610 tube preamp. We’ll see later what we’ll do with this clean DI signal.


We used 5 different guitars:

  • 2013 Gibson Les Paul 1959 RI
  • 2012 Gibson ES 330 1959 RI
  • 2009 Fender Strat CS ’63 “Total Tone”
  • Custom made 1963 Gibson SG replica by Igor Jáuregui
  • Custom made “La Cabronita” telecaster, assembled and painted by RH guitars.

We took a DI track with an Avalon U5 only after a wah wah pedal, and after the Avalon we would go to a RI Princeton Reverb or a Dr Z Remedy. We used an ISO cab miked with a SM 57 (I think!)


We took 2 simultaneous tracks using a vintage U87 (respect when you’re singing on one of these!) and a Beyerdynamic M88.

Adam also passed the vocals through the pedals, plus an additional track on the plate reverb or a vintage Roland Chorus Echo RE501 tape delay.

4 tracks in total: U87, M88, pedals and either reverb or tape delay.


I’m not sure what exactly was used for, but Adam used vintage dbx160A I think on bass drum, a nice old UREI 1176 LN and a 8 ins Focusrite ISA 828.


more to come

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