Tuesday, 20 March 2012
The Mill Sessions begin again on Thursday. On sale will be a CD of some of the best performances from last year's Sessions. The mastering is nearing it's conclusion and eight tracks made the cut. MW Sound made all the recordings using a simple mid/side microphone combination in The Faed Gallery at The Mill On The Fleet, straight into ProTools. The results are fun, spontaneous and imperfect, but capture very well the naturally bright and lively acoustic of The Gallery. All the performers who took part were happy to perform unamplified and this has helped to create recordings that hop straight into the ears with no hesitation!
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The first session of a new project with Alan McClure of The Razorbills took place last night at MW Sound studio. The early signs are very interesting. Alan's wry lyrics and confident characterisations with MW's phatt beats and rugged guitars already proving to be an entertaining proposition. Watch this space...
Thursday, 1 March 2012
The Razorbills LP in its final stage of production. Wavelab 7 is the software of choice. After a last polish in Pro Tools with the excellent Abbey Road/EMI plug ins, the masters were rendered through the Sony Oxford Limiter to bring the peaks of each track up to 0dB.
The results are plainly visible in the waveforms for each track and, due to the care we have taken at each stage of production, the music's dynamics have been properly preserved. No clipped peaks or max'ed out levels here ;)