Videos & Images Of Recording Day – 1st Session

I finally managed to get bass and drums in the studio (80 Hertz in Manchester) to record six tracks.  Here is a video snippet of what happened on the day!



The Process

Before the recording day I had to ensure that all the music was written out in legible music score for myself on vibraphone and Gavin on bass.  The drum parts were also decided upon before the day to make sure that they had the right feel to them.  During this time I was also making sure all the audio files were ready for the studio so George at 80 hertz could organise all the parts that they were going to play along to when we were recording!

During this time my brain was going into overdrive with full on anxiety dreams that on the day I would turn up and I would be stood in the studio by myself with nobody to record.  They say no pain no gain, and this was definitely the case for me.  I’ve recorded with bands for years however when it is only me powering what is in my head, there is no passing the buck for things going wrong.  Thankfully, I was not stood by myself that day!

We got in bright and early for a Sunday (!) to setup and we worked from 11am to 10.30pm recording drums and bass together, and then vibraphone on its own in the evening.

Overall I was really pleased how the day went – there was such a lovely positive vibe in the studio and we recorded some great playing.  I cannot wait to show you a drum solo that Gaz played…….!

Watch The Recording Of The Strings

Check it out here.

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