Extra Sauce On Side

2014

Reviving this for the tail end of 2013 and into 2014. Too many shitty sounding records being made. Gotta keep the Fi in Low-Fi. Got a few bangers on deck to be mixed, two young singer-songwriters that are needing a bit of moulding. Can’t wait to get cracking on them.

A very minimal drum mic layout from Don Was for John Mayer’s new album.

A very minimal drum mic layout from Don Was for John Mayer’s new album.

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All photos by Keegan J Quart

Recording Session at The Sound Distillery, Kitchener, ON.

Here’s some photos that were taken during one of Richards sessions a couple months back. His album is nearing completion for a September release date!

Here is a photo from the first recording session I was ever a part of on the technical side of things. Mark Ramos-Nishita was called in to play keys. Adam Yauch gave him his name and
Immortalized him on the beastie boys’ check your head with the line “keyboard money mark ya know he ain’t having it just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet”. Spent many hours listening to that and A Tribe Called Quest with Aaron Wry in grade 11 English media class.

Here is a photo from the first recording session I was ever a part of on the technical side of things. Mark Ramos-Nishita was called in to play keys. Adam Yauch gave him his name and
Immortalized him on the beastie boys’ check your head with the line “keyboard money mark ya know he ain’t having it just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet”. Spent many hours listening to that and A Tribe Called Quest with Aaron Wry in grade 11 English media class.

Richard’s session #2

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!

This is how I run the studio business in KW/Cambridge. Kick ass-take names-raise the bar. Ruthless, fair, and better than anyone else.