Friday, November 17, 2017

Micing The Baby Grand Piano

Artist Anthony Maragni comes in today for tracking with pianist/producer Mark Mancini, who will play the 1929 Hazelton Brothers (NYC) piano. Small & large diaphragm condenser pairs, a pair of PZM's under the lid, and a 57 "in the hole".  They won't all wind up in the mix, but I like the coverage for different flavors that each song may want.

Monday, October 9, 2017

New Buddy Woodward offering "Little Blue Sky" Mixed at LSRR

"Little Blue Sky" by Buddy Woodward (Nashville TN) was mixed by Mick Hargreaves at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig. Buddy co-wrote this one with Tim Stafford (of the powerhouse bluegrass outfit Blue Highway).

(Buddy Woodward, Tim Stafford)
© 2015 Spatua Ranch Music (SESAC), Daniel House Music (BMI)
Buddy Woodward: Lead vocal, guitar, mandolin
Matt Daniels: Harmony vocal
Pete Green: Drums
Mick Hargreaves: Harmony vocal
Mike Levine: Dobro
Aaron Malone: Fiddle
Zachary Mongan: Banjo
Sav Sankaran: Upright bass
Recorded at Lantern Sound Recording Rig, Manorville, NY;
Spatula Ranch, Nashville, TN; Arrow Sound Studios, Fletcher, NC
Engineered by Mick Hargreaves, Buddy Woodward, Matt Daniels
Mixed by Mick Hargreaves
Produced by Buddy Woodward & Mick Hargreaves

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Live On The Farm" Acoustic-Based 
House Concert Series - Fall 2017

8PM SAT OCT 14 Rob Europe w/Julia King

8PM SAT NOV 11 Astronauto w/ Claire Raby
8PM SAT DEC 09 Free Grass Union  w/ special guests

Mick Hargreaves opening set at all shows

$15 Suggested Donation. Some snacks, beverages provided; guests are welcome to BYOB and/or dish to pass.

RSVP a must to receive location & directions: / studio 631-909-3424
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SAT 10/14
SAT 11/11
SAT 12/09

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Colin The Intern Records the 1966 Fender Precision Bass

It was Colin The Intern's first day today at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig today. One of the things we ran through was recording the electric bass, using a mic'd amplifier and a DI channel simultaneously. Colin played the bass, too. This is a snippet of his performance of "Suffer" by the Smashing Pumpkins.

1966 Fender P-Bass (flatwound strings)
Ampeg 1964 B-15N Portaflex bass amplifier
Heavy-gauge plectrum

Left channel - passive Radial JDI
Right channel - Shure SM7B microphone on Ampeg amp.
Preamp - ART MPA Gold, dual channel, Tung-Sol 12AX7 tubes.
I/O - Echo Audiofire12 Interface
DAW - Logic / Mac OS

We'd rarely mix bass with the DI panned to one side, and the mic channel panned to the other. It's usually a blend of both up the middle. But by panning these two tracks hard left and right, it's easy to hear the difference between the DI and the microphone. Stay tuned for more from Colin the Intern!

Mick Hargreaves