Last night was session 2/3 of a great folk album Dave and I are recording. Was challenging in that it was almost exclusively acoustic instruments, no headphones, and no overdubs.
It was sounding great without getting too deep into mixing. I managed to get a great upright bass sound using a large diaphragm Neumann TLM102 on the low near the F holes, and an NT5 at the frets through two Neve 1073 clones. The rest of the band was mic’d with classic Neumann mics, a Royer ribbon and a few dynamics for good measure all through Neve, API, and Avalon mic pres. As per usual our golden unit distressor was in full effect.
I wanted to achieve a T Bone Burnett feel in that it needed to sound modern, but authentic to the genre. Was a great night with the session going into the late hours of the day but everyone had a blast in creating a cool vibe, and relaxed session. Im already excited to see how the final group of songs will turn out!