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Old 7th October 2015
Originally Posted by uncle duncan View Post
The Dap Kings recorded with Amy Winehouse in an old-timey 8-track studio in Brooklyn. I wonder if that studio is still around? Here's an article about it from 2008.

Perhaps hooking up with a vinyl pressing plant would help rope in the clients. I can't see it being attractive as a destination studio unless you're near an interstate highway so that touring bands could schedule a stop between shows.

Another approach would be computer backup so you could offer both options at the same time - retro analog sound on tape with digital multitrack masters the band could take with them to work elsewhere.
To be fair, the Amy Winehouse singles were then mixed by Tom Elmhirst, who added samples and so on to make them competitive in the modern pop world.

Whilst it's well known the bed tracks were done with Daptones, I'm not sure how much tinkering happened in post.