March 4th, 2017
A few of us were able to schedule sessions this past Saturday with our department head, Mr. David Kennedy, who agreed to come in for a couple Saturdays. This helped a lot because weekdays haven’t been convenient for a couple of my musicians. I could have found another musician to replace them but because of the Saturday session I didn’t have to.
I was able to record lead vocals for “Diary” with Arryana and guitar for both songs with Austin. My session with Arryana ran a little late so Austin had to sit with me for a little while before we could start on his parts but other than that I am happy with what we completed that day.
For Arryana’s vocals I decided to shootout the Neumann U87 and the Aston Spirit to see which one I preferred on her voice. I actually thought the Aston Spirit had a little more bass and sounded a little bit smoother than the U87 but I was able to get more clean gain out of the U87 than the Spirit.
The TL console is set up to only have phantom power on channel strips 21-24. So I had to patch both vocal mics from the mic lines 1 & 2 into mic inputs 21 & 22.
Austin brought in his ’73 Fender Telecaster and a Hot Rod Blues Jr. Fender amp. I mic’ed his amp with an SM 57 and also recorded a DI signal from his guitar.