Post by JAI
Award winning composer, vocalist, and superheroine
We recently built a new vocal recording booth under our basement steps, where the band rehearsal room is located. With all the padding, it’s about the size of a casket when you close the door, so I’m glad I like the coziness of enclosed spaces…NOT. John had large bass traps from his studio he brought over and we cut them to fit into the corners of the bottom of the stairs. They are made out of insulation and gauze. Wait…that’s what a mummy is made out of right? Hmmm I’m sure I won’t be in there for more than an hour at a time, so I’ll just have to think about it as being ‘headspace’ and it will be a lot easier to not feel clausterphobic.
Speaking of ‘headspace’ that lil box could also be used for sensory deprivation sessions. Well whatdya know, that closet will serve two functions!
We recorded some sample backing tracks last week and I think the space is going to work out perfectly for us. This will save us a lot of time traveling to other cities in order to just record Vox. Although we love spending time with our recording and producing friends Dan Clark and Wade Alin, time is a rare commodity and most of us understand how valuable it is. We will however still need to record grinding guitars, so I’m sure we’ll make some visits from time to time.
We’re pretty new at all this live recording stuff, so we’re going to need some pointers to make sure we’re doing it correctly. If you have any suggestions, please let us know and we’ll try to implement them if possible. Until our next release, we’ll keep plugging away at recording stuff to see what we can come up with!