Updates from the Studio(s)

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct0zy4WOAFI%5DWe just finished up our last recording session at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX. Check out our latest video update from the studio by clicking here. You can also view past updates from our January Sonic Ranch sessions by clicking here. More updates to follow as we continue recording at Ted’s home studio in Savannah, GA. Below, you can see some of the toys I got to play with & use on the album.

Hammond B3, Farfisa Professional

Yamaha CS10, Minimoog, Minimoog Voyager, Dave Smith PolyEvolver

Elka Synthex, Moog Prodigy, Pocket Piano, ARP Quadra

A look inside the Neve tracking room & control room.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNeS-gj2Cp0%5DTed & I jammed quite a bit during our downtime at the ranch.

Sonic Ranch Sessions – Update 2

Today, we’ll be leaving the Sonic Ranch. Overall, it was a great experience being able to record at such a state of the art residential studio. A big thanks goes out to all that were involved with recording the album these past couple weeks! Our videographer will continue to release exclusive studio footage as we approach the official release this Fall. Stay tuned!

Next stop, Savannah… then were off to play a show at The Boathouse in Myrtle Beach, SC this Sunday. Time to add some serious mileage to the van this weekend!

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.