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Post by the brill bedroom » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:36 pm

huff a huff a huff.

Yeah, it was really freaky, but at the same time it felt completely natural. Like I said, I totally knew the layout of the place already and felt very much at home. The main thing is that every fader we pushed up sounded fabulous, so it was really easy to just keep getting things done. There was no pressure at all, just a really warm vibe. Martin and I were saying that, even though it's expensive as sin, if you had a well- rehearsed band that knew their stuff, you could track an amazing sounding album there in about 4 days. Just go in and lay it down without too much ornamentation and it would sound incredible.
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Post by skythemusic » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:32 am

incredible! I want that birthday present.....you'll be cherishing that forever...congrats.

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Post by Greg Nagy » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:34 pm

Great thread.

Man, the tracks at your myspace sound amazing. Can't wait to hear what you did at Abbey Roads.

But, still, listening here with my Audio Technica headphones...these myspace recordings are incredible.

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Post by the brill bedroom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:41 am

Thank you very much, I appreciate that. Those were tracked with Roger Lavally (Roegr who appears on thsi board with a fuzz face in his avatar) in his barn studio onto my Otari 8 track and mixed by Ducky Carlisle. I just sang and played the instruments, those two are the reason it sounds so good. The whole album is on iTunes and CD Baby. I give you a no suck guarantee. If you don't like it, I'll give your money back. The last track on the album is a Harry Nilsson cover done on ukulele and I'm certain it's the best thing I've ever done.
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Post by Grahambo! » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:15 am

what were those grey headphones you had on in those first few pics?

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Post by the brill bedroom » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:29 am

Geez, I don't even know, they had racks of them. I noticed that they had a few with just one ear, which apparently is the way Lennon preferred to do vocals. Man, I should have taken note of what they were, so many details to notice there.

Here's something i noticed; the room next to the control room where "Yer Blues" was recorded is smaller than I ever imagined. It's about 5 feet wide and 10 feet long, a walk- in closet, basically. I cannot believe they squeezed in there.
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Post by Greg Nagy » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:34 pm

the brill bedroom wrote:Thank you very much, I appreciate that. Those were tracked with Roger Lavally (Roegr who appears on thsi board with a fuzz face in his avatar) in his barn studio onto my Otari 8 track and mixed by Ducky Carlisle. I just sang and played the instruments, those two are the reason it sounds so good. The whole album is on iTunes and CD Baby. I give you a no suck guarantee. If you don't like it, I'll give your money back. The last track on the album is a Harry Nilsson cover done on ukulele and I'm certain it's the best thing I've ever done.
No suck guarantee...lol, I love it. Might just take you up on that one. Was sincere in my appraisal. You might also be interested in checking our stuff out as well. It was recorded through the old Muscle Shoals Neve 8068 console to two inch tape. We don't have much left here in Michigan, but we do have that bit of transplanted history. :)

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