This episode covers using a hotel bed and hoses for getting bed tracks, a new band, more locations in the works for adventure recording, recent session with busking kit in the concrete foundation, Groanbox, and the Pilon groove from cuba.
A recap of taking the Airstream out to adventure record a session with the Whitney Drums in the trees. Playing at a funeral, video editing and a scout for an unusual location for the next session. Busking drum kit and discussion about tuning, head and mic choices.
Discussion about the Yeti 400 lithium/ solar upgrade for the Airstream, location scouts for youtube channel; abandoned farms and a forest over looking the Beaver Valley, calf skin heads with wood hoops on Whitney Penguin nesting drumkit for up coming forest session....
coyotes, and their lure for dogs, contact mics working on the cell phone, Tape-op podcast, and how a camping trip with my son has inspired to find new drum sounds.
Recorded from the Airstream, Paul discusses his first mastering job ever, for Greg Smith new album using HOFA software from Berlin. Also dicussed is the technical and musical setting-up/ rehearsal for the soon to be released; The Jawshop Youtube channel, obscure recording locations, Bata drumming in Cuba, and practicing the drums.
Discussion about the process of creating a Youtube channel. Getting ready, steps involved and the social contract needed for commitment.The idea of adventure recording. Mixing the music from a friend that just passed away.
We take the Airstream to the trusty graveyard near Walter's Falls to chat over the phone with west coast jazz drummer Buff Allen. Disussing everything from loosing his old friend the Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert, tuning his drums, guitarist Pat Coleman, navigating the new music economy, the skeleton breakdown of basic rhythm, his days at Ayotte Drums and how the dead live on in his playing.
This episode covers the possible upgrade to the UAD Apollo X8P, Recording drums using only 4 mics, drum tuning, new business models for musicians to make a living, the soon to be launched federal political party: The Record Party Of Canada, Dave Clarke and the Rheostatics, writing in the Airstream and the addded joy of putting a band together.
Greg Smith a Walters Falls resident songwriter and performer drops by the woodstove in the Airstream for a mid-winter chat. Topics range from this years Folk Alliance, living and playing in Hungary, his rural Ontario heritage and how it relates to his music, and some interesting tales from the road.
Tonights episode involves discussion on sleep deprivation, proper woodstove technique, Macbook Pro problems and introducing the new Mac Mini, bass drum holes, SSL channel strip plug-in by Waves, Chris Lord Alge, and an original song played off Paul's solo album Rootballs, featuring an 88 year old fiddler Halton Hodges.
In this episode via phone from Bowen Island BC, we have guest Buff Allen again. Buff is a Canadian veteran jazz drummer who has worked with the likes of Lenny Breau, Mose Allison and winning a Juno award with Hugh Frazer, just to name a few. The conversation weaves all things drums, to the state of the music industry, Jimi Hendrix and fatherhood. Very pleased to have him back on the show for a nice relaxed chat. www.buffallen.com
Converting the woodshed into a 10x24ft tracking room for AEA R88 mic, Abby Road Chambers plugin review, dusting off the old 4track, abandoned houses and instagram, Greg Smith finishes tracking album, NY Times article by Cal Newport ''Deep work'', and more lessons learned about the sensitivity of the ribbon mic.
Paul discusses the transition and navigation into a potential film scoring career, The Screen Composers Guild of Canada, re-connecting with juno nominated reggae artist Lyndon John X, room mics, Michael Ward-Bergeman a New Orleans musicians' take on navigating the music industry and taking a 6 yr old to his first concert.
Live from the Airstream, Veteran jazz and session drummer Buff Allen guests via phone from Bowen Island BC. From Mose Alison to Lenny Breau to Mr Dressup, Buff shares tales from his 5 decade -long career as a first call player in the Toronto and Vancouver musical communities.
A croaky update about finding the sweet-spots in the curves of the Airstream, John Cuniberti consulting on the AEA R88 OneMic concept, a new guitar [Recording King Dirty 30’s], writing in a dingy Halifax Motel, A facinating studio story about 10cc recording the 1975 song ‘‘I’m Not in Love’’, 2 new Plugins [Waves API 2500 and the F6 EQ]. Possible new bassist that comes from the old school of touring Canada from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Discussion about scoring for the documentary series ''Avoidinice''. Two men have recently left in a 39 ft sailboat from St Catherines Ontario loaded with food and supplies to navigate the Northwest Passage of Canada and head south to Hawaii and beyond. The Jawshop is scoring for this series, and the writing/ recording process[s] are discussed. Also updates about the Airstream mobile studio, a recount of a visit by London sound-engineer Oscar Cainer, a Conn Organ fix, a suitcase speaker build, re-purposing dormant studio gear, Waves J37, AeA R88 ribbon mic, Danelectro Fab Echo and more thoughts about what to mix for.
Part two of the visitation from Ava Wild and Brodie Mohninger. On their tour through out Ontario they visit the Airstream for a hang-out and play some songs..
Part 1 of a two-part podcast with Saskatchewan musicians and songwriters; Ava Wild and Brodie Mohninger. Stopping by the Airstream on their Ontario tour. They play as collection of songs, and hangout with us on a beautiful spring day, with dogs and V8 engines in the foreground.
A review of the AEA R88 ribbon stereo mic, plug-ins, and underwater hydrophones to be employed in Canada's arctic North West Passage, all things drums.
This podcast closed the long gap between podcasts from the early fall till late winter 2018. Discussed is the new addition of the dual-stereo ribbon mic that is in transit to the studio. The pending recording technique of using one mic to record a band, and the inspiration behind it. Also airstream updates, speaker switchers and live video production.
Paul picks up a hitch hiker on Cape Breton Island, drives him south, buys him a sixpack, a field recording of songs and stories from a park bench are the result. Featuing highly ranked hoboligist Mitch Mathews