Refreshed and ready for session 5. Firmly in the realm of sonics now; tweaking pianos, cementing the rhythm section, sculpting each piece and pulling everything together. And creating bass dirt with whatever is to hand…
Session 4. Picking up where we left off, revised MIDI files in place, with the focus on tracking as much bass as possible – including first-time fretless on STROKES and TRYPTOPHAN. New Bass Friend Forever in the form of the UA 6176 interface. All bass now recorded.
Doghouse session 3, setting up two more tracks then straight into initial bass recording. We end with four tracks of bass in the can.
Session 2 in The Doghouse, revisiting STROKES and SERTRALINE… shaping the overall sound as a loose template for the next tracks.
Back from Glasgow with the first two tracks in great shape. A big shout to Rico at The Doghouse for his sonic crafting and treatments, and to Gerry Gregory for his engineering stamina.
First day in The Doghouse. Time to finally focus on how SEMITONAL will sound.
The Doghouse Studio is booked for early July. Meanwhile, drum recording continues in London…