Notes from the studio (II)

Comes from Notes from the studio (I)

Here we go! Nerds time!

DRUMS:

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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

BASS

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.

GUITAR

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!)

VOCALS

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.

OUTBOARD

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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