Recording Journal: Day 1 – Guitars

Hey everyone.

So as we’ve mentioned a few times here, we are starting work on a new album, that we are calling American Buffalo. So far we have 18 songs written, most of which will make in onto the album, some of which we will use for other things. For the last month or so we have been working on drum programming to prepare for the tougher live instrumentation. This is the first time that Chelsey, Trevor and I have made a record ourselves, so there is a lot of learning, a lot of flying by the seat of our pants, but the songs we’ve come up with are the best thing Lion Cub has ever produced, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Today I worked on guitars. I’m still getting the hang of balancing EQs, and getting the give and take of Gain and Volume. A lot of the tracks today were more experimental and will probably be re-done, but there are also a bunch that I think are keepers.

Right now I am using my Fender ’72 Telecaster Thinline Reissue into a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410 Tube Amplifier. For a mic I am simply using a Shure SM57 into an M Box Mini and Pro Tools 8, all into a MacBook Pro.

Here is what I was able to accomplish today:

“American Buffalo”
Rhythm guitars (Distorted, 1 & 2)

Rhythm guitars (Distorted, 1&2)
Rhythm guitar (Clean, 1)

Rhythm guitar (Clean)
Lead Guitars (Distorted, 1-3)

I will be doing  a bit more guitar tracking tomorrow, then for the rest of the week I will probably be focusing on bass and keys before beginning work on Trevor’s lead parts.

Thanks dudes!

Lion Cub


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