More gear required and some small pieces on the way. While we’ve decided what desk we’d ideally like something for summing eight stems will soon make an appearance. Most mixes are sent to the two track and a recent session involved smashing a piano track to tape to see if it would explode. It didn’t but there’s nothing quite like tape distortion. A path to more gear is more cash and one may to get more cash is more sessions so lock them in kids.
We just completed the mixing and mastering of Circle’s first cover single from their Chicken or Egg project. Their last recording project Xmas Omas was the first time they ventured away from the home recording environment into a ‘proper’ recording studio. Being able to mix and record without having to look at the clock makes for a far more relaxed and creative approach. After two days of intense mixing it was sounding pretty good and balanced but something was missing. We added half a click of vari-speed off the tape machine and that’s when we knew we hit gold. Not a move for the fainthearted.
The Enmore Audio website is a blog site and it’s almost ready… This means what you see right here on the home page is going to change all the time. At least once a week. Right now, we’re uploading, formatting and just pretty much sorting our selves out so if you see gaps, it’s because we’re not finished. Nabbing gear shots from all over the place as well as organising shoots for ourselves and copy-writing (never fun). Resources like Air and Abbey Road come in quite handy but sadly there aren’t many Sydney or Australian studios with inspiring websites. Gear sluttery has set in and we need to book a whole heap of sessions so we can buy more gear.
Our balanced pair of Oktava mics arrived today and we can’t wait to break them in. Here’s what Michael Joly has to say about these great mics:
The very popular MK-012 small diaphragm condenser mic is one of the seven wonders of the audio world – with over 90,000 in use word wide it has been heard on countless indie and major label releases because it sounds way more expensive than it really is. Continue reading “Oktava meets Enmore Audio” »