Big news, we sold a console. Greg Wells is our first buyer and we are custom building a board from scratch for him with new features that Barefoot doesn't even have yet. We are all excited and Greg started a thread on Gearslutz to announce it http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/666135-undertone-audio-console.html. I plan on documenting the build and posting as we go. The first step is ordering parts, particularly the stuff that is custom made for us that takes awhile, then some waiting begins. We are shooting for three months from start to finish, but I think we can beat that.
Undertone is my first priority, but here is more big news... I'm on the crew at Capitol, installing a Neve 88R in Studio A for a month to six weeks. That begins next week with powering down the room and tearing the Neve VR out of there. I have to wrap up some 251 production at Bock Audio next week and finish some stuff for Jon Brion and Greg Koller, then I'll be at Capitol almost constantly, while keeping on top of Greg Wells' console, the building of two UTA 12 channel "side cars" and doing everything I can to keep Barefoot Recording and the rackmount EQs on track. I'm going to be extremely busy doing stuff and things, but I'm not married, no kids and I don't know what to do with a day off anyway. Fortunately, Barefoot and Capitol are neighbors and I live nearby.
The Roger Fearing booblehead arrived. It spent a few days in Studio A at Barefoot and now it's on top of the Neve 8068 at Capitol (Studio B).
|He looks so enlightened|
Slash's new live CD and DVD, "Made in Stoke" came out. Eric and Cian mixed that earlier this year in stereo for the CD and 5.1 for the DVD. It was interesting to see/hear the Studio A console being used for a 5.1 mix and it was that project that Jeff Turzo had customized six of his Overstayer compressors to be linked for the final output busses. You can buy it online, also, Rolling Stone has it streaming on their website http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/full-album-stream-slash-made-in-stoke-24-7-11-20111110.
The little 24 channel console is still across town in another studio where it is being used along side an SSL for the mixing of a record that is going to sound great... more info later.
As we are going to be juggling heavy schedules (In addition to everything going on with me, Eric is tracking a record), I'm so grateful that we have such an amazing crew at Barefoot/UTA -Daniel Balbas just joined us last week, Tim O'Sullivan came on board earlier this year and the people at Capitol are fantastic. I'm so looking forward to working with John Musgrave in Studio A, he is a great guy, we are going to have some good times. It's all a lot of work, but it's a labor of love and I'm the luckiest guy to be a part of all of this.