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Riley Mulherkar, Allan Chase, Ryan Keberle, and Scott Robinson
on four ribbon mics in a straight row
Newvelle Recording Schedule Airtable
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to some fantastic New York jazz musicians, who humbly came
to pay their respects to Frank. It was beautiful to see people
reconvene in a space, shake hands, hug, talk and cry as they
remembered their friend.
It was impossible to have 70 people there to record all at
once, so Elan devised a plan to stagger the musicians over
the three days-repertoire, personnel, and tracking order were
all worked out in advance. From solo piano pieces to octets
featuring drums, piano, bass, four horns, and either guitar or
vocals, Elan did a masterful job at scheduling the artists so
there would be minimal overlap. Like at parties where everyone
congregates in the kitchen, on this occasion everyone was
gathering in the hallways, lounge, and kitchenette of EastSide
Sound. Elan called in the players like patients at a clinic. The
plan worked without a hitch, and everything went according
to his master schedule. [see pic 1] Once in the live room, the
musicians went over the chosen tune and recorded a take or
two, rarely three. Most of the tracks on the album are actually
first takes, highlighting how important it was for me to be ready
for anything with a fixed but versatile setup; preparation is
everything, and this time was no different.
With zero downtime between the different ensembles, I had
to make sure everything was set up and ready for people to
walk up to an instrument or mic and play, without having to
re-adjust anything beyond perhaps changing mic stand heights,
and it also meant minimal preamp tweaking.
Line of sight
Communication and sightlines were crucial, as many of these
people had never played together or rehearsed the songs as a
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Craig Taborn on the blanketed piano
(with mirror to see horn players)
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group. I had the piano turned towards the drums and the bass,
and I used a mirror placed on top of the piano, between the
music stand and the lid [see pic 2] to help the horn players see
the piano player and vice versa; this worked great for cues.
This trick also comes in handy when there are people in different
iso booths and different corners of a room, so I always keep
a large mirror around.
Isolation and transitions
I placed the drums, upright bass, guitars and vocals in iso
booths. The easiest way to achieve smooth and seamless
transitions from one ensemble to the next was to set up four
ribbon mics in a straight row in the live room for the horns
[see pic 3] and then drape heavy shipping blankets over the
piano as it was also in the live room. The blankets on the piano
drastically reduced the amount of horn bleed into the piano's
condenser mics (two Ehrlund EHR-M condensers through

Recording January 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recording January 2022

Fade In
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Soundware Showcase: Toontrack Fields of Rock SDX
A Family of Microphones Compared: The AKG P Series
Austrian Audio CC8
Stewart Copeland: Don’t kill the talent with the technology…
Akai MPC Studio Controller and MPC 2 Software
Soundware Showcase: Boz Digital Labs Claps, Stomps and Snaps Bundle
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Drum Plugins and Processing
Avantone Pro: Gauss 7 Two-way Powered Reference Monitor
Plugin Outlet: PSP Audioware Saturator
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: The Memphis Drum Sound
Soundware Showcase: Spitfire Audio Hammers
API Select T12 Tube Mic Preamp
Session Log: Frank Kimbrough tribute recording session
Audio-Technica AT2040
Plugin Outlet: IK Multimedia T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection
Readers' Tracks
sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Microphone Package
Plugin Outlet: BABY Audio TAIP
Fade Out: Both Sides of the Glass Things
Recording January 2022 - Intro
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Recording January 2022 - Fade In
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Recording January 2022 - Fast Forward
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Recording January 2022 - Soundware Showcase: Toontrack Fields of Rock SDX
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Recording January 2022 - A Family of Microphones Compared: The AKG P Series
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Recording January 2022 - Austrian Audio CC8
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Recording January 2022 - Stewart Copeland: Don’t kill the talent with the technology…
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Recording January 2022 - Akai MPC Studio Controller and MPC 2 Software
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Recording January 2022 - Soundware Showcase: Boz Digital Labs Claps, Stomps and Snaps Bundle
Recording January 2022 - 37
Recording January 2022 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Drum Plugins and Processing
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Recording January 2022 - Avantone Pro: Gauss 7 Two-way Powered Reference Monitor
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Recording January 2022 - Plugin Outlet: PSP Audioware Saturator
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Recording January 2022 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: The Memphis Drum Sound
Recording January 2022 - 47
Recording January 2022 - Soundware Showcase: Spitfire Audio Hammers
Recording January 2022 - 49
Recording January 2022 - API Select T12 Tube Mic Preamp
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Recording January 2022 - Session Log: Frank Kimbrough tribute recording session
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Recording January 2022 - Audio-Technica AT2040
Recording January 2022 - 57
Recording January 2022 - Plugin Outlet: IK Multimedia T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection
Recording January 2022 - 59
Recording January 2022 - Readers' Tracks
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Recording January 2022 - sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Microphone Package
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Recording January 2022 - Plugin Outlet: BABY Audio TAIP
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Recording January 2022 - Fade Out: Both Sides of the Glass Things
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