The band got going again with a new drummer. We’re preparing to play at a party in July. This is a recording of a rehearsal from a couple weeks ago, into my old laptop using Cubase 4.5; subsequently mixed on Cubase 8 on my deskside machine. The laptop and Steinberg MR816MRX go in one backpack; the mics and cables in another. A portable studio!
The room is small. There are four mics on the drums - two overheads, one on snare, one on kick. The guitar amp has one mic on it. The congas have one mic. The bass and keyboards are direct in, from amplifier line-outs. Altogether, that uses up all 8 of the inputs on the MR816MRX. There is no isolation in the room, so there is plenty of bleed in the overheads. I was able to do some limited editing since we recorded it twice, but basically it’s a live take. I’m playing on a Les Paul Studio Deluxe. The song is a take of one of the numbers I wrote for the album linked in my signature.
Hope you enjoy, and feel free to comment on the recording methodology and mix here.
Find it here, at the top of the list.