March 15, 2009

In the Studio...

The Recording Studio!!

As most of you know, another big part of my life is Fife and Drum. Between getting sick last week, and practicing, I haven't had much time to stamp - so I figured I'd share with you what I've been doing.

Our Fife and Drum corps has been wanting to make a recording for a while now - so we've started laying down some things in the studio. It was a pretty neat experience yesterday. But it was a LONG day.

We got up at 6:15 to get ready. We had to meet the bus at 7:15 to get on the road. Headed out to Trod Nossel recording studio - Chris the engineer that worked with us yesterday told us that Trod Nossel means 'Tree of Many Branches' in some Scandinavian language (though he's not sure which one - ha ha).

We were greeted with a VERY interesting sign on our way in the door...

I guess some pretty famous bands have recorded there throughout the years...Motley Crue, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and some lesser known groups, like The Whiffenpoofs (yes, really) The Ancient Mariners, and of course now, The Regulators *wink*.

We got in and got settled...and started recording. It took a little while, but after a bit, we found our groove, and got some really good takes. I thought it was pretty neat to be in the booth with Chris when I wasn't playing - and look at the board. That thing is NUTS - I asked him if he knew what all those buttons, sliders and switches are...and he said - "yep, if you know one channel, you pretty much know them all"...easy for him to say...but I guess that's why he's the engineer, and I'm just the fifer...which by the way - I left at HOME...yep - got ALL the way to the studio...opened my case...and NO FIFE...here's a photo of me after I realized that I left it at home...I call it - self portrait of jacka$$ ;)

Luckily, my sister-in-law brought an extra - she's so smart... I'm looking forward to the finished product -it'll be a while - still more to record, and then editing and such.

Thanks for touring the studio with me today :) Hope you have a super day - and I've got some stamping I'm behind schedule on - so there should be some projects a little later in the week! Thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

okiechic said...

So exciting! That will make a lovely headshot. Can't wait to hear the CD.

Barb said...

Such a neat thing to do!!!

And I love the "duh" look that you had on when you realized the you forgot your fife!!!

Jenn Fontaine said...

Great post! Thanks so much for sharing it with us- so cool! Can't wait to hear the final product!!

peggysue said...

How cool is that! What a neat project.

sharonw05 said...

OMGosh--I got such a kick out of this post! Between laughing at the "no drugs" sign (can't bring your xanax or zoloft inside, LOL), the Whiffenpoofs (hahaha--I'd never be able to say that with a straight face!), and your awesome self portrait when you realized there was NO FIFE in your case (hooray for your SIL!)!
How exciting for you guys!

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.