We’re just wrapping up our fall “Tape Camp” here at Welcome To 1979. ?? Today is our heavy-duty tape machine alignment day (totally geeking out); across the weekend we had 8 recording enthusiasts from all over the world (sweden, east coast, west coast, memphis, atlanta) come to Welcome To 1979 to dive into all things analog. ??Saturday we spent the day setting up and listening to all of our analog reverbs, such as our echo chamber, plate, spring and tape delays. ??We also edited some 2″ tape and listened to a bunch of different compressors.
She’s great huh?
Sunday we had a band called Kink Ador come in for some full tilt tracking, joined by producer Billy Livsey. ??These guys rock, and the Tape Campers really had a ball getting sounds and punching in on tape! ??Each Tape Camper will get a copy of the analog files (transferred to digital) to play with at their own home studio. Many will end up mixing the songs and exchanging them with other Tape Campers. ??Sweet huh?
We do these Tape Camps every few months, often in other cities such as New York, Minneapolis and Cleveland. ??We’re planning some in 2013 for the west coast as well as Europe! ?? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ??if you’d like to learn more about our Tape Camps!
We spent the morning recording two of our pianos with Billy Livsey today. ??We recorded onto our 2″ 16 track MCI deck and got some really interesting sounds!
First we used our 1927 Steinway Grand with a U47 and KM84, then our 1915 Upright with a Sm57 and a trashy vocal mic.
Tracking with Billy Livsey today on a song for Kill It Kid out of the U.K. Stuart Mathis (The Wall Flowers) on guitar, and 2″ 16 track at 15ips..yummy.
Welcome to 1979 is mixing for Billy Livsey today…some of the songs have a real string section that we recorded at ’79 a couple weeks ago.