Wednesday, July 1, 2015

6MU017 "Career Prep" - Site work Day 10

Tuesday 30/6/2015
Site: Studio 21:05
Supervisor: JD Wong
Working hours: 4pm - 2am (10 hours)

Foreword: Recording drums on a long haul

4pm - Reported to work, went on to continue mixes from previous assignment

8pm - Observed demo tracking for corporate contract
9pm - Set-up drums and mics for drum recordings, artist was Bunkface!
11pm - Recording commenced
2am - Dismissed
Today was a pleasure in that I managed to observe local band Bunkface! conduct their drum recording for their new material. I was able to learn a few tips and tricks from observing the band, listening to the kind of feedbacks and effective communication of ideas being thrown between the members from the control room to the recording booth, from engineer to band leader and vice versa. The creative energy this evening was very inspiring, and the drummer was spot on.

I also managed to observe how the band nitpicks on the recordings, being fairly conservative with their punch-ins and retakes, preferring to nail takes in one go. Also learnt how to weed out bad takes by observing what the band mates scrutinise on between take reviews.

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