And we start with the drums. All microphones are dynamic but the ones for the overhead. That section will be done in M/S and thanks to the Apollo interface I can get it decoded on the fly. We start creating our pre production project in Logic with the layout of the track and it’s tempo and key changes. A little piano will be used as reference while the singer and the drummer will perform live.
We are about officially start the production of the first album for This Boy. I worked on one of their track before and I found their evolution in the past few months quite interesting. The dynamics are growing and the attention to details is pretty high!
I will keep this project updated on the web with mostly technical point of views about their full production. I leave to Rory the task to explain their artistic conception.
After a good saturday at ACM I am still thinking about the boiling frog issue Clive was talking about. I have my personal idea about the digital vs. analog dilemma : it doesn’t exist!
I have spent quite a long time on IK Multimedia, Native Instruments and Line6 software products. Being a guitarist I always get in the fight of software against real gear and mics, which I do not think should be a fight but rather a taste choice. Talking just about software which one to go for, reading the huge list of gears being modelled inside each package you all can agree that the intersection is pretty big, so .. which one to get, which one is the best?
My answer is to get them all, they have a different flavour and a different goal.