It’s been a while now since I’ve been truly excited about a project, and the freedom that technology gives us these days has me crazy inspired. The past year has taught me so much about production through working with Cephalopods and Captain the Sky, and new techniques have given us the freedom to record any instrument at any time. [nerd] A simple setup with 3 microphones (Recorder man overheads measured at 3 drumsticks and a Kick mic), a small mixing board and Reaper allows us to now track all 3 instruments at once. My amp is close mic’d and Brandon goes direct. [/nerd]
The results are night and day from previous recordings because the vibe of the songs is maintained, the natural movement in tempos isn’t changed and it finally sounds like… us. I promise that the updates won’t always be this heady; most of them will be the stories, the tips and tricks and the sketchy work-arounds that make a record what it is.
Also, I guess I should mention, we’re working on a full length record.
https://captainthesky.bandcamp.com/ (Also on Spotify/Apple Music etc.)
Here's what we're doing!