July 10-28: The Fog of Mixing

Kevin Barry's guitar parts marked the end of the scheduled recording sessions.  A few decades back that would have meant the process was near its end, since "mixing" an album was mostly about making sure all the parts could be…

June 26 (afternoon session): Emma Kromm is in the house!

On June 26, my oldest daughter (and first family musical collaborator), Emma, joined me in the studio.  Emma was only home for a few days between returning from a semester abroad and heading south to Durham, NC for a summer…

June 1 (full day): Time to sing 

With all the guitar parts and most of the bass parts done, I devoted my third full studio day to recording vocals.  I'm sure I'm not alone in finding vocal recording the most nerve-wracking part of the process.  Capturing a…

May 24 (full day): All About the Bass (and Vocals)

I made it back into the studio on May 24 and the focus this time was on getting my bass parts down, although we did a little guitar and also several vocal tracks.  Eric's bass collection is just as impressive…

May 11, 2017 (Full Day): Raining Guitars

After an emergency root canal for Eric sabotaged our intended start date, I finally got into the studio for a full-day session on May 11, 2017.  The day was devoted to recording reference guitar/vocal tracks for all 12 songs, which…