Sonic Ranch Sessions – Update 1

It’s been about a week since arriving at The Sonic Ranch. This place provides the perfect environment for recording musicians along with superior hospitality from their staff. The Sonic Ranch is legit! Click here to view my photos of the complex.

The first day was spent setting up Nick’s drums. He then proceeded to track ALL of the drums the next day. Well done, Nick!

Will has been laying down his bass tracks while Ted has been laying down guitar & vocal tracks. Usually, the keyboards are the last item to track. However, we have limited access to the ‘A Studio,’ which has the Hammond B3 organ that I plan on using for 9 songs. I managed to track organ for 5 songs last Sunday and will be back at it again later this evening. Nothing compares to the real sound of a B3 running through a Leslie rotary speaker.

As mentioned in a previous post, we brought along a professional photographer to document our studio sessions. You may click here to see the photos Joel has taken thus far. He also has been filming us every day and posting video updates to his Vimeo page. Click here to watch past video updates from the last week. Please note that the video files are filmed in HD, so they may take a while to load.

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