Friday, June 19, 2009

Hammer Dulcimer In An 85-degree Studio

Ben is currently playing hammer dulcimer on "I Had To Tell You". The overhead ceiling fan is spinning, usually a no-no while recording with such sensitive microphones, but since it is a brisk 85 -degrees indoors, we had to act responsibly. Be merciful, oh air movement across cardioid patterns. We tried turning off the central air and fan for the first few takes of this summer afternoon session, but our misery and sweat got the best of us, and, henceforth, we've thrown recording caution to the wind by allowing these invisible cooling breaths to traipse across microphonic brow. So be it.

Earlier, Ben overlayed hammer dulcimer over an Andrew Osengan electric guitar part on "You Don't Have The Strength". Feels like a Crowded House tune. I definitely like this.

More journalistic endeavours next week. This is EP with the latest Chrome scoop, over and out.


Janna Barber said...

Wah! Try Disney World, with a two year old, over 100 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. Then talk to me about the heat! We're having fun though. Keep up the good work.

Eric Peters said...

Yes, but factor in the heat index and it FEELS like 100 indoors. C'mon everybody knows that, Janna.

Avoid the turkey legs they have for sale there.