Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tyrannosaurus Mouse in the Studio

Lou Clark at the drums.

Arie Uyterlinde at the Hammond
We had a great day today at Trax East Studios. Neither Ethan nor I had seen Eric in many many years and it was fantastic to come back "home". I'd love to say that getting the sound we got was effortless but no, it took a few hours(!) but once we got everything into place we found ourselves playing so easily. It was odd. I know I certainly didn't practice enough to get bumped up a whole level of musician but man we just locked together.
We played (almost) all the music we knew. We played things we didn't know.
And, of course, we played lots of stuff completely differently than any way we'd ever played it before.
Although I had in the back of my mind that we would somehow only record 16 tracks (including vocals and overdubs) we actually recorded the maximum on Eric's ProTools rig - 24 tracks. So Ha!

I have a lot to say about this session. And it's all good. But right now I'm at home with my vodka and lemonade and so instead I'll give you this example of our Arabesque (which is very different every time we play it.) This is the quick scratch mix right from the board, there's probably some Alan Smart compression over the 2-buss but that's about it.

<a href="http://tyrannosaurusmouse.bandcamp.com/track/arabesque-studio-recording">Arabesque - studio recording by Tyrannosaurus Mouse</a>

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