I spent the last couple of days in my studio cutting songs for the brilliant Katie Herzig for her new record. Produced of course by Cason Cooley. The rhythm section was sick: Will Sayles on drums and Butterfly Boucher on bass. Can’t beat it.
Katie’s music relies heavily on programming and drum machines, so it was fun challenge to find sounds that blended well with what was already going on. I have a feeling it’s going to be a killer record.
Tech details: Will and I are loving his 20″ Slingerland kick for tighter sounds lately. A U67 placed in the kitchen of my studio (for drums) made an appearance on a few songs, and of course Master Room spring reverb…always.
I was in the studio for 3 days this week with Michigan-based and Rounder Records artist Vienna Teng, working on some ridiculously excellent songs. I got to work with frequent co-conspirators producer Cason Cooley, drummer Will Sayles and bass player Tony Lucido. The team was killer. Almost every song has crazy time signatures. Will got to be a one man drum line for one of the tunes. Lots of fun.
We worked at Sound Emporium A for this session, and made extensive use of both of the studio’s echo chambers as well as their stereo EMT plate. The MVP piece of gear on this session though was the wonderful AMS RMX16 reverb. Lots of that guy on this project. Nothing like it.
I’m REALLY excited about the way this record sounds. For a couple behind the scenes videos, check out Vienna’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ViennaTeng