To keep the rackmount EQs, the compressors and now a bunch of other stuff on track in addition to all of this, Eric is taking the rest of the year off from recording to focus all of his attention on UTA. Tim O'Sullivan, who has been working with us part time since last year, is leaving his job at Capitol to join Undertone Audio full time (the humiliating hazing process is due to begin soon). Ken Miller is getting more involved and he is able to do much of his UTA work at home in Mammoth and Roger is preparing for the workload ahead. As I've done a lot of work on the side (The work I've done with Bock Audio, Capitol, Jon Brion and others has been independent of UTA and Barefoot), I have to scale it back. I haven't worked with Bock Audio since November or December -those guys are great, but I've had to juggle so much, so Anthony Houser has taken over my post with David. I want to keep Jon and Greg happy and Anthony is helping me out with that as well. I hope to work with those guys for a long time, but outside of that I'm too booked to take on much more and that's a good thing.
We had an Undertone Audio BBQ at Roger's house last weekend. Eric, Larry, Roger, Ken, Tim and I sat down and discussed what we have ahead of us for the rest of this year, including the AES show in San Francisco this October, and how we are going to handle it all.
|Eric triumphant after grilling burgers|
|I was just making myself at home in someone else's studio|
Greg's new room is only temporary -we are going to tear it all down when the movie is finished and reinstall everything in a more permanent manner later... with or without the Euphonix, it depends on if he likes it or not. Here are a few shots:
|Euphonix in place before the temporary floor|
|Anthony Houser prepping Elcos|
|Racks of Greg's gear and engineer who didn't want to be named|
|Secret undercover engineer who's face must not be revealed|
We spent time discussing wiring for mastering... always interesting with Alan.
|They didn't just break the mold after they made Yoshida... they sold the pieces to tourists just to make a quick buck|
Slash's album, "Apocalyptic Love" will be released this Tuesday (May 22nd), so go out and buy it on CD and mark your calendars for AES (October 26-29), we will be there with lot's of special goodies and we may have some tricks up our sleeves.