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Gareeda – The Director’s Half-Cut

This week see’s the official release of the new Gareeda record “The Director’s Half-Cut”.

A selection of older songs the band wanted to re-record along with a few new tracks thrown into the mix. This was recorded here around October time in 2016 but the mixing didn’t get finished until March 2017…. It’s been quite a long road with this one but it turned out pretty good!

Check it out below

Cheers!

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Psychotic Depression – Thirty Hours Work Or Less

February 2017 saw Psychotic Depression coming into the studio to record their debut ep ‘Thirty Hours Work Or Less’.

The guys fairly rattled through the recording process and the mixing was completed fairly quickly aswell!

I’m really happy with how it all turned out  & you can check it out below… For fans of The Obsessed & Trouble

 

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Runemaster – By Thorn & Thunder

I had the Mighty Runemaster back in recording their 3rd EP at the tail end of last year… They have just released it via their bandcamp page & you can download it along with their previous 2 eps all for FREE!

Check them out!

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Somaesthesia – Path Of Least Resistance

Last May I recorded the debut EP for Edinburgh metal band, Somaesthesia. They are a really great band combining elements of post-rock, prog & just straight up heavy metal to great effect.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the band & hope to do so again in the future!

In the meantime though the EP was mastered by James Plotkin and is now scheduled for a March release through Infinite Hive Music.

The first song has been released and you can check out below or you can check out the video here

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NNGNN – Forceful Blasphemy


Had a cracking week this week tracking drums & guitars for the upcoming e.p. from Edinburgh Black Metal merchants, NNGNN

The e.p. is called Forceful Blasphemy & will be released towards the end of the year.

I’ll post up a track and the release details in due course.


UPDATE:

The band have now uploaded this release to their Bandcamp page… You can listen below!

 


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New Console

Presonus 16.4.2

So I decided to change things around a little bit and get a new mixing console. I find using an actual mixing console improves workflow dramatically but choosing the right console was difficult. There are so many to choose from, all with great features and great sound quality…

In the end I got a great deal on a Presonus 16.4.2 digital console. It provides a 18*16 interface for my pro tools rig with excellent AD/DA converters as well as 16 XMAX pre-amps but also allows me to mix much more intuitively whilst lifting some of the processing power off of the computer.

Very much looking forward to getting it set up and doing my first full session with it 🙂

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New Gear

Well… I’ve had a good few months of upgrading gear for the studio!

In the last 3 months I have upgraded to an Apple Imac 2.8ghz quad core which has loads more processing power than the old Macbook I was using.

I’ve upgraded my monitors to JBL LSR308 speakers. These have much better mid & low range as well as much better imaging than my old Alesis monitors. Very pleased with these 🙂

I’ve moved up to Pro-Tools 12, although I still have Logic X if anyone prefers that system.

I’ve got a load of Slate digital plugins, which are really, really nice! Some of the nicest digital EQ’s I have used, in fact 🙂

Lastly, I’ve picked up some nice deals on DI boxes & mics which round out the mic locker….

Live room is taking shape & I should hopefully get some photos up soon. Control room is still in flux but will hopefully get a more permanent solution in the game soon!

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