i would like to share my experience of recording the upcoming release of a band called LEHNEN from vienna, austria.
for the last 10 days we recorded the upcoming LEHNEN album @ S.T.R.E.S.S. studio in Graz! we have chosen a different studio than mine because we wanted to live there for the time of the process so that we can totally focus on the work without any extraneous influence!
it was a little challenging in the beginning because i brought my own recording equipment and while i setup my workstation it seemed that someone (me) unwittingly switched the setting on the lynx front panel.i spent hours to find out what was wrong but it was classic, i checked everything except that one button on the lynx. 5 minutes before we decided that we have to find an alternative the last thing i tried was switching that one button and yeah,...problem solved!
that was really frustrating but after that we got started!
it was the first time i recorded with a big (ca. 70-80 m2 with about 4m ceilings) and it was really a "aha experience". the recording room in my studio is about 22 m2 with 2.70 ceilings. the drums sounded sooooo good from the beginning and the room sounded really good!
it was also my first time using hardware compressors.
one was the 6176 Universal Audio channelstrip. i used it with a neumann TLM170 as a mono mic behind the drum!
that was the my first "wow" because it sounded so much more organic than any software comp.
during vocal recording we used an old ADL1000 comp together with the neumann and a api512c preamp.
that comp totally kicked ass!
to me personal it was completely new kind of "sound", not to say that it was exactly that kind of organic, authentic, smooth sound that i was always looking for!
here are some pics LEHNEN Album recording | Facebook
and the video studio diaries
LEHNEN studio diary#1 Lehnen Studio Update 2012 - Arrival - YouTube
LEHNEN studio diary#2 Lehnen Studio Update 2012 - Hit Things - YouTube
LEHNEN studio diary#3 Lehnen Studio Update 2012 - All things Bass - YouTube
LEHNEN studio diary#4 Lehnen Studio Sessions 2012 - Guitar Madness - YouTube