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Just got back from the recording...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Blackbird, May 19, 2001.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    If anyone's curious, here's an update on that whole studio thingy:

    It was a strange circumstance, as there had been ZERO rehearsals and I was playing with people whom I never met before. The composer/contractor/co-worker and I arrived at the studio sorta early and met the other players there: The composer's brother, who's 40, has been playing piano since age 13 and works in LA, and the drummer, a 50-something guy whose mother must have swallowed some drums around the time he was conceivied, becasue I swear he must have been born playing those things. Stop me if the imagery gets too surreal. In the middle of these two musical giants was I, the electric bass player who started playing upright last year. physically taller, but feeling like a dwarf.

    After spending the better part of an hour getting a good drum sound (the legends were true!) the move on to me to get a bass sound. They plug a cord in my pickup and the cable (theirs) picks up RF interference. They then put this huge, expensive looking mic in front of my bass and we get a good sound. Later, we find out that the sound of the piano on my mic is very loud, as we're next to each other. So I get moved into another room. Now we're all isolated and I can't see the other players, only the control booth. Fine. We play the tunes and is sounds good, but I made plenty of clams. Fortunately, with all the takes we made, they have enough decent stuff to splice a decent version of the songs we played. It was a thrill. I hope I'll do it again soon although now I know why I have to do all this woodshedding...

    Will C.:cool:
     
  2. cool! :)

    so, can we expect to hear these recordings? ;)
     
  3. Condrads BW, bet you had some fun through the hastle, at least you didn't have a guitar player with an effects board, that takes way longer than a drummer.:D
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Hopefully, yes, Although it might take a little work. Since I played on original compositions, I don't feel at liberty to just give these tunes away. I guess I have to wait for the final product before anything can be done.

    Will C.:cool: