Overdubbing and mixing

Hi happy campers!

Just thought I’d give you an update on what’s happening with our latest album. We had some very successful days in The Aviary studio laying down the bed tracks. If you’ve never heard of this before, it’s putting down the foundations of the song with drums, bass, keys, guitar and guide vocals. You can then use this to lay down the finishing touches, including the main vocal, backing vocals, other percussion etc etc.

IMG_7893We’ve also being laying down some of these overdubs in The Kitchen, Oscar’s home studio. So far we’ve got all the main vocals done except for one, and we’ve got the congas done on two out of four tracks. Here’s a little snap of percussionist Salvador Persico doing his thing.

Next step is to head back into The Aviary to do the rest of the overdubs. We’ll be doing this on this coming Sunday and Tuesday, and this will hopefully include getting our mate Mark Grunden to help us with the Brazilian percussion, and my partner Anita Quayle on cello and mbira (an African thumb-piano). Also of course our keys player Andrew will be doing BVs along with me.

After that mixing, and we’re going to be getting our recording engineer Tristan Ludowyk to help us out with some of that, as well as our guitarist Oscar.

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more news as it happens!

Cheers,
Simon

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