(Photo left to right) Austin Maas, Joel Neilsen, Marty Cheyka, Dan Cable, Charlie Strong.
Local producer, Joel Neilsen, was in the studio recently cutting drums and bass for an ongoing project that he’s working on. All I can say is “Wow”!!! These songs are great! Very well written with amazing hooks. I know when Joel gets finished with them, they are going to be wonderful. I get the 2nd copy!
It was an interesting project in that we had some unique technological challenges to overcome – the guide tracks that we were cutting to were a single vocal and guitar….from YouTube…and they weren’t recorded to a click! Actually everything worked out great though. After we finished each drum track, we’d move to the bass track. While the bass track was being cut, the drummer (Dan Cable) was busy re-aligning the next song’s guide track to a new timeline/click. It was extremely efficient and we ended up finishing six songs in only two-and-a-half days!
Producer: Joel Neilsen
Engineer: Marty Cheyka
Assistant Engineer: Austin Maas
Drums: Dan Cable
Bass: Charlie Strong
Drum Kit – Yamaha Oak Custom
Snare(s) – Yamaha, Allegra, Pork Pie
Cymbals – Meinl Byzance Vintage
Microphones – Oceanus, C414 XLIIs, KM184s, M201s, KSM44s, SM81s, MD421s, Beta 52, Sub Kick
Mic Pres – API 3124 8 Channels, UA610MKII, VT737sp
Compressors – Distressors, Warm Audio WA76s
Performer – Charlie Strong
Bass – Lull Custom 5 String
Amp / DI – Avalon U5
Compressor – Warm Audio WA76