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Edendude

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We're headed into the studio to start our new commercial CD release project this weekend. Bed-tracks are first on the 'to do' list, of course.

 

It's gonna be a collection of 8 classic blues tunes, by guys like Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters, along with 3 originals.

 

May the goddess of groove walk with me!

 

Anyone know the best 'tanning butta' to get a good 'studio tan'?! (How I love to quote The Stranglers and Frank Zappa in the same sentence)

 

:D

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Good luck with the sessions, and if you have time, see if you could give us a bit of an inside scoop on how things progress?

 

Anyone know the best 'tanning butta' to get a good 'studio tan'?!
Even though I have to admit that I don't really get the reference, but in my experience THIS works like a charm in the studio, I'm sure you can find something similar there ;) ...
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MOJO ROCKS

 

I checked out your show last night at the Unnamed Jazz bar, nice place. I could only listen to the first set, but you guys sounded great, I really dug that original tune you guys played about three songs prior to the break. I thought you had great tone given the PA only setup, but dragging a rig up from Water St must be quite a chore. I spoke to Bruce Cooper at the break and wished you guys luck, I would have introduced myself, but you were chatting with some folk and I didnt want to be rude. Anyway, Good Luck in the studio and keep us posted. :thu:

"The Blues is the Roots, and the rest is the Fruits"

 

Willie Dixon

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Hey thanks man!

 

Epecially good to hear it sounded okay in the first set, because I didn't have my stage sound quite dialed-in in that first set.

 

There weren't many people around, unfortunately, but legendary R&B man 'Dutch Robinson' showed up and listened to our last set. Didn't even know he was in the house until we were tearing down. Kind of glad I didn't.

 

:freak:

 

And hey, Lowfreq...

 

Are you a local, or were you in the city as a visitor?

 

Thanks again for the compliments and feedback on the sound!

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Just taking a dinner break from our first afternoon of tracking for the new CD.

 

Four sets of bedtracks in the can in four hours!!!

 

Man oh man, I hope the rest of the sessions go this well.

 

I'm getting a great tone from my bass set up. I have a basic AT 3035 on my Eden 2x10 cab in isolation, plus the DI off the WT300 running direct.

 

More later. Just thought I'd update now as we have begun the sessions.

 

:D

 

I might even post a few snaps later, just for fun.

 

:freak:

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Update...

 

Beds are all in the can. 12 songs in total, and the raw tracks sound HUGE! The drummer and I are very pleased with a weekend in the studio which could not have been expected to go any better. We pretty much nailed twelve sets of bed tracks in twelve hours of studio time. Very painless. Half the songs were done in two takes.

 

Can't wait to hear some rough mixes with sax, guitars and vocals on there! I think we might go old-school with the vocals and use the RCA ribbon mic which we have at our disposal.

 

:thu:

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Update...

 

Another day of unheard of productivity in the studio. In just nine hours of studio time, we tracked all the horn section and horn solo parts.

 

These horn tracks have just brought this project to a whole new level of sophistication. I have always loved horns, but I am in awe of our horn player 'Craig (Mole) Noseworthy', who arranged and played all the section parts himself. The man is a freakin' monster!!!!

 

http://www.nova4x4.com/uploads/052504/mojohornsessions.jpg

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Geoff

 

Nice chatting with you guys at Graffenbergs, once again great sound, much better with the GK/SWR rig IMO.I must say that new guitarist (John Drover) seemed to blend seamlessly with you guys, and the dialog/interaction between him and Sean was excellent, what did you guys think?

Is John going to make any contributions to Studio effort or are the arrangments already set?

Anyway great show and I will check ya again soon :thu:

"The Blues is the Roots, and the rest is the Fruits"

 

Willie Dixon

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Randy...

 

Glad you dug it, man. Thanks for sticking around 'til the very end. Having a bassplayer in the house, especially one who posts here, keeps me on my toes.

 

:D

 

And yeah the GK1001RB with the 4x10 cab has lots of wallop! It's definitely the right tool for a loudish band like MOJO.

 

John Drover was remarkable, if you ask me. Many people were amazed to learn that was his very first gig with us. He's a great player, but he sure loves that wah pedal, doesn't he?! Did you notice? I think he must have made backing tracks for the porn industry in the past. Although it did sound perfect for the real funky blues tunes like 'Mastercharge', I think.

 

And hey Randy...

 

Think about maybe bringing your bass down one night and plugging into my rig and sitting in on a few shuffles, just for fun. I'm sure the guys wouldn't mind. You're a friend of both myself and our drummer, afterall.

 

:thu:

 

P.S...

 

Shawn says he would definitely like to have John play some tracks on the album.

 

Did Bruce tell you that East Coast blues great 'Roger Howse' is going to play on the CD? We're gonna send him up the tracks and he's going to lay his tracks in his own studio. I think he's even going to play the entire acoustic guitar part on 'Ain't Nobody's Business'.

 

:eek:

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Geoff

 

Originally posted by Edendude:

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And hey Randy...

 

Think about maybe bringing your bass down one night and plugging into my rig and sitting in on a few shuffles, just for fun. I'm sure the guys wouldn't mind. You're a friend of both myself and our drummer, afterall.

:thu:

 

I'd LOVE to sit in for a couple of tunes, that would be cool, I'll chat with you about that for sure. I really appreciate the offer :thu:

It was no problem hanging out with you guys, I quite enjoyed the evening. Roger Howse is a great musician,they sounded great when Sean and Craig jammed with him at Graffenbergs. He will definately be a plus,and add some texture, Im sure it will work well.

Good luck with the rest of the recording. :thu:

 

Cheers

Randy

"The Blues is the Roots, and the rest is the Fruits"

 

Willie Dixon

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  • 2 weeks later...
Originally posted by Edendude:

Any advice and/or gems of wisdom for our vocalist?

Don't think, just do it! If the vocals don't sound genuine you might as well forget the lot. Do whatever it takes to get the vocalist in the zone, even if it means cranking up the mains and recording through an SM58.
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Will do Raven...

 

It went well again today. We spent ten hours tracking, and managed to get all the lead vocal tracks in the can.

 

http://www.nova4x4.com/uploads/060504/shawnstudio.jpg

 

Next is the Hammond organ tracking sessions. Should really start to fatten up after that.

 

:thu:

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First minor setback...

 

After listening to our rough mixes from the vocal sessions with fresh ears the next day, we have decided that 80% of the tracks will have to be re-done. They don't suck or anything, but our singer wasn't feeling 100% healthy, and it showed in the final analysis.

 

The tracks sound forced in many places, as if our singer can't quite get enough breath, and as a result, there is some flattening of the notes in places.

 

We all realize that no matter what the genre, any recording that is a collection of 'songs', is carried 75% by the vocals. So it's back into the studio next week to take another crack at it.

 

And the moral of the story is...

 

If your singer is feeling under the weather, even just a little, don't even bother to try tracking the vocals. Re-schedule the session!

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