My band CITRA just finished up 90% of the recording for a 5 song EP we're going to release in October. The sessions went fantastic. Our past recorded songs were done on a pretty tight budget (basements studios) but the first half of 2017 has been really good to us so we were able to swing a bit more this time a round. The plan was to record the drum tracks in a studio and then rent a mountain house to live and record in for 3 days and finish the rest. Day 1 (Drum Day) We spent a day at Evergroove Recording Studio up in Evergreen, CO. Really great spot! Brad is the owner/engineer and is a absolute great guy to work with. Drum tracks turned out excellent, so stoked about how good they sounded. Our drummer had pink eye the day of, but due to how hard we demo'd the tracks he was able to knock out 5 absolutely killer drum tracks in 7 and a half hours (including set up and tear down time). He's a beast. Gear included a Soundcraft 6000 console and a slew of high end mics and outboard gear. All recorded into ProTools 12. Days 2-4 The following weekend after recording drums we packed up all our gear and went to a mountain house outside Morrison, CO to do bass, guitar, vocals and any auxiliary tracks (percussion, hand claps, etc.). It was such a treat to be able to spend 3 straight days doing nothing other than focusing on music and making it as good as possible. The setting was absolutely beautiful with the house being on 40 acres in the mountains, including a pond and more wildlife than you could count. I was able to score a deal on renting some gear for us to use, including a Neumann TLM 103, a Universal Audio 4-710D and a MoFET76 (a 1176 compressor clone). We tracked everything into my Audient ID22 into my 2012 Mac Mini running Pro Tools 11 which is maxed out on specs and a great recording computer. As far as band gear goes... My guitar rig: Gibson Midtown Custom -> pedal board -> Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII Other guitarists rig: Gretsch -> pedal board -> Fender Twin Reverb Bass: American P Bass -> signal split 2 ways, one into Sansamp Programable Bass Driver into preamp/compressor into ProTools and the other signal out to Ashdown Rootmaster 420W 2x10 Bass Combo Anyways, just wanted to share! I am so incredibly stoked with how everything is already sounding and it's not even mixed yet. These songs will be the ones that I am most proud of. Both from a sonic standpoint and a songwriting standpoint.