We solved the guitar sound issues that had arisen the night before and set about recording the guitar. We made good time and even had time to put down the vocals. There are two tracks which Phil hasn't finished the vocals for, but he plans on going back in a couple of weeks, once they're finalized. It's sounding great and we look forward to hearing the first mix. Umair Chaudhary [sound engineer] is rad.
Saturday 29 December 2012
We finished the live recordings and the bass parts, and attempted to put down some guitar. We had a bit of trouble getting the desired guitar sound so we finished a tad early, with a plan of action and solution in place for the following day. It might be pushing it to get vocals down too, but you never know!
Friday 28 December 2012
I had hoped to have put down most of the bass by the end of the day but we spent most of it finishing the drum tracks. They sound great, and with two days left, it's not an issue. We also managed to do a few takes of a track that we want recorded live. It's sounding mint.
Thursday 27 December 2012
We set off on Thursday morning at 9am, bound for Reading. Reading is home of Silver Street Studios where Umair Chaudry works. Umair Chaudry recorded our last record [the split with Clean Kitchen] and we wanted to work with him again.
We arrived just after 10am and spent most of the day setting up the drums and making them sound mint. At around 3pm we were ready to lay down some tracks and nailed three of them. Two others were also recorded but we wanted to listen to them with fresh ears in the morning. We finished at 6pm, safe in the knowledge that we're making good time.