Hey! I am a singer in this band and I've been on this website for the last two days reading about microphones, pre amps etc as we start gathering recording gear together to again record at home for the next one. We've rented a fairly creaky old timberframe house for a few months to get to work in... I'm a big novice when it comes to recording gear (hence my days of study here) but I think we are getting a good mic selection together.... to be fed through a small BCM 10 as the front end of a pro tools thing w/ mytek converters (gear gear gear gear). Maybe using a fostex B16 for drums. But yes aside from the disconcerting name this site has been an invaluable reference for me lately in terms of finding good mics and getting good opinions on them... But, I'm thinking about using these two ELAM 251's I got for drum sticks, I can't figure out how to plug them in to my USB port.
On the topic of recording the LP, the reverb (all over the place) was an EMT 140 that Casey owns and has since left at Avast studios in Seattle (sorry Stuart). We did some drums at London Bridge in seattle, but a lot of that stuff didn't make the cut for the record and I think 7 of the songs were recorded fully at home, with two days of drums at Avast. When I was doing the home recording it was a stereo Neve mastering pre amp and a couple U87s and that was the only gear, which we'd rented from, again, Avast. Mixed at avast.
Honestly nothing interesting "home recording" wise as I had no idea what I was doing. Hopefully with this big open space we have and some good old mics, I'll have more stories from the next one. Blumlein'in the coles 4038s is fun.
Thanks for the kind words but all credit for an appealing sonic character goes to Phil Ek on this one, the home-recorded tracks sounded godawful!