Today was a much busier day on the audio front. The morning was taken up with some work on a recent collaboration with my production partner Vacca of Vacc&Clover for an upcoming project for Deep Fix Recordings. Nearing completion for the track and is sounding sweet. We are more old school in our ground-up approach to production so each track takes many days of craft to complete. More news on that very soon!
Into the afternoon I was buzzing to crank up the booth and hear the improved sound on some records and I was richly rewarded whilst playing everything from Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin to 90s Hip Hop and deep house. Oh and the whole Kiwanuka from the Mercury Prize winner Michael Kiwanuka…what an album that is. So many influences in his music from prog rock to Motown to soul, an instant classic of an album, and his other work is equally stunning.
I also found a brief 40 mins to do a quite stream test of the SSL Six into the audio chain to see how that sounds. Massive thanks to all that listened in and in particular to Damir Hodzic who pushed me to really put the SSL into action driving the compressor a lot harder than I would have on my own. Listening back, the end result was really good and he was right to push me. The sound is incredible and I wish you guys could hear it in the studio. Maybe some of you can once we get back to normality.
As a side note but a very important side note for me, I had a surprise package from quite an excellent award-nominated Shall Not Fade. I thought all I ordered from them had already arrived by no the best was saved until last in the form of what I feel will be my deep house track of the year – LK with an EP entitled Beautiful Feelin’ (Light Drama) but the track in question is called Devotion to. I’m not going to go on about it here as I feel the ep needs its own post, but if you like deep progressive house music check it out.
Almost forgot another cheeky little delivery today in the form of a thunder maker and a rainstick…I kid you not. My audio life is nothing if not diverse. These two inexpensive instruments are great fun and could be a very effective addition to my DAWless synth performances upcoming. More on that soon.
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