Post AES L.A., gear, Bruce Swedien & vids
After a wonderful time in the Cali sun and the L.A. Convention centre strip lights, we're back in the Sonic Cuisine cooking up some killer music.
Both cuts have been getting quite a bit of national radio play too.
I came back to find a stunning Hammond B3 performance to be mixed into Gloria Nuti's "Quando non sei con me". The man responsible for this fine growling is none other than Paul Brown. I'll keep you posted on that track's progress.
Just before heading out to AES, I had the amazing honour to mix another track for Elliott Randall's Couch Vid sessions. This one features the man himself, with a brand new guitar, John Tropea and Blue Lou Marini. Apart from using my DAW as a "tape machine", this is an entirely analogue mix. No plug ins, just hardware and real faders.
Obviously, you can't go to a gear show and not come back with some new toys.
Quite a few cool projects on the boil in here at the moment: Mixing for Delta Unit, we've started work on Mo Michael's material and there's a few Elliott Randall irons in the fire too.
To top it all off, I found myself wedged between two of the industry greats, Bruce Swedien and Tony Maserati in the Tannoy newsletter. Honoured indeed. If you read to the end of the newsletter, there's some cool vids on the new Tannoy nearfields as well.
See you on the other side of the glass.