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D8 Skills #17 & D9 | Unit E | Recording Band, Loft | Session #5

D8 Skills #17 & D9 | Unit E | Recording Band, Loft | Session #5

Today, we began at 09:00 in the morning and had almost the whole day to be recording. Only the bass player had turned up, so we set up to record the bass over the drum track we have. As soon as we started recording, the bass player realised that he couldn't record the bass unless there was rhythm guitar to play along with. Since no other band members had turned up, there was not much that could be done. We had a long discussion about what we could do in this session to progress. We decided to set up the drum kit and experiment with a new recording technique that uses the Glyn John's method along with a 'room' mic in front of, and behind the kit. We would then highly compress these two channels to create an amazing spacious effect. We can use this technique on the next song we record for the band.

Eventually, the rhythm guitar player arrived at around 13:30, and we decided to record the bass along with the rhythm guitar together. We put the bass amp and guitar amp in different closed-off sections of the recording room to minimise bleed. We got one good take, however, the bass player wasn't happy with some parts so they went again. We recorded over and over, however, they were not able to get a take without mistakes until our time ran out at 15:00.

We will continue with this process tomorrow morning, and hopefully, we'll get a perfect take.

Equipment List:

  • Audix D6
  • DI Box
  • Shure SM57
  • Headphone Extension Cables
  • XLR Cables
  • Boom Stands