Today was a great day in la studio del Lion Cub. As most of New England is trapped under roughly 20 feet of snow Chels and I just stayed in and worked on guitars and keys. I started out doing a few clean guitar parts, using Trevor’s Marshall JCM 2000 – DSL 201 Tube Amp and my Fender Toronado. Up till now we’ve been using the Fender DeVille and the ’72 Telecaster Thinline, but the Marshall/Toronado was a nice change. It’s a bit lower wattage so we were able to get it up to a nice warm energy without too much loudness. We close-miked it again with a Shure SM57 microphone and it sounded awesome. The Toronado is a pretty bass-y guitar so we cut the bass and mid down to about 1.5 and 2.5 respectively, with pretty sweet results.
Chelsey also tracked a second organ for “Goldenrod”, using the Casio CT 638 Synthesizer and close miking it with the Audio-technica AT 2020 mic. The live sound of the Casio offset the more compressed Alesis Micron for a sweet three-dimensional sound on the choruses. I’ve always been a big fan of a lot of organs on big choruses. I also added another organ, using the same set up on the CT 638 for “American Buffalo”.
Chels and I also took some pictures of our humble little set up:
Organ, (Casio CT 638), Completed
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201), Completed
“Hearts of Cloth”
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201), Added
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201) Completed
Organ, (Casio CT 638), Completed – Chelsey