Lots of pics from the last couple weeks of recording

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  1. rxbandit

    rxbandit Senior Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    As far as band gear goes...
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    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.
     
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    Looks like a great time! Love studio porn.
    I'd love to hear something when you're ready!
     
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    Will definitely be posting it once it's ready to go in October! We have a lot to do before then, it seems far off but it's gonna fly by... Gotta make a music video, book a EP release show, get physical copies made, online distribution, get the EP distributed to press for writeups/reviews, plus a bunch I'm sure I'm forgetting. The endless cycle of releasing music :laugh2:
     
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    Fun stuff. Thanks for posting the pics.
     
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    Cool photos. But if all you recorded in that studio were drums - what was the drummer playing to? Don't drummers usually need to play along with musicians? :band: Although I see there be lava lamps... :rofl:
     
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    Drummer played to a click and me playing scratch guitar. We did tons of preproduction so we were extreme well practiced going in which saves both time and money.
     
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    And hey, and if you haven't decided on a mastering place yet.... I sorta know somebody... ;)
     
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    We have a guy in mind but we'll chat!
     
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    100%....seriously awesome....:yesway::applause:
     
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    RX, I just saw this thread. This is great stuff, congrats! Always love studio pics.

    I thought the mix of the song you have a video for is super slick. Great clear and crunchy drums, guitar tones, and nice low end.

    I posted pics from last year's album recorded at Q-Divison in Massachusetts (where I've been recording since 2010):
    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobi...tHRlpBQmhRc2JHMXZjX2ZBZDdrTnZ6Zms?usp=sharing
     
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    The drums for 'Air' (and everything else) were recorded in a basement, so all things considered it turned out pretty good. Real excited for these songs to come out as the tracking was done in great rooms with great equipment.

    Great pics! I definitely remember you posting them a while back. Looks like a seriously nice room and some epic gear.
     
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    It's always all about preproduction. The first time I recorded with a really good producer and he asked to come to a couple of rehearsals, I thought "Shit! this is going to end up costing a load of money in producer fees". I was totally wrong, he saved us a load of money by explaining the virtues of knowing what you really want, and being able to really play it, before anyone even considers plugging a mic into a desk. By the time we were mixing it, I realised just how valuable the lesson had been.

    Great photos - I am very jealous of the experience and the surroundings!

    Liam
     
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    Living the dream!

    Hey we need to hear something.....anything!
     
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    Haha well release got pushed back to January so it's gonna be a bit.. We're in the mix revision process right now. Will definitely post stuff up when it's ready though.
     
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    Great pics.. thanks for sharing!
     
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    Makes my focusrite 2i2 seem somewhat insignificant! :laugh2:

    That's all seriously cool!
     
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    The songs we recorded:





     
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    Those songs sound GREAT!!! Not just the recordings, but the arrangements as well. Good work!
     
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    Thank you, appreciate that man
     

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