Recording Journal: Day 7 – Guitars, Synthesizers

Hey all!

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:

Here is what we’ve accomplished today:

“American Buffalo”
Mixing, editing
Organ, (Casio CT 638), Completed

“Modern Hermes”
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201), Completed

“Hearts of Cloth”
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201), Added

“Washington Irving”
Clean Guitar, (Fender Toronado, Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 201) Completed

Organ, (Casio CT 638), Completed – Chelsey

Thanks dudes!


2 responses to “Recording Journal: Day 7 – Guitars, Synthesizers

  1. I had a dream last night that we were at a birthday party and Chad asked me how to achieve the bass tone from live’s “lakini’s juice”, as you’d need it for the record. Chels asked me to stay an extra five minutes because there would be cake. Much to my chagrin, it was coconut.

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