It's been a good summer month
for us at The Cow. We've got some new goodies by SE microphones to use
for recording and have been testing them out on some good bands. The Tub
Ring album "Zoo Hypothesis" has been getting some great reviews.
Read them at NewCity,
Music and I
Ate Your Microphone, just to name a few.
Our latest behemoth is the SE Gemini microphone. This large diaphragm mic features two tubes inside to give it that warm, smooth sound. Great for micing just about anything, we've been using this big guy for a vocal or room mic and getting great results.
We've also been using our new SE Z5600A microphone. This mic has just a single tube inside but has a variable pickup pattern allowing us to use it for just about anything. It has a great clear tone making it superb for vocals.
Another SE item we now have is the TB101 Tube Pre-amp. The pre sounds great wired into our board and really warms up the recordings.
And last but not least, even more SE gear, a matched pair of the se2 small condenser mics. These little brutes make a great stereo pair for micing drums and any other stereo applications we have.
Metal band Angelfire came into the studio to record their first EP. Angelfire is a black metal band with big, tough sounding guitars and intricate rhythms. Coming from Elmhurst are members Nico Perrino (guitar), Chris Quaglia (bass), Dan Koehler (drums) and Matt Richter (guitar/vox). Be sure to check out their website at www.angelfireband.cjb.net.
Making the trip all the way from St. Paul, MN, HooHah spent a week or two just recording whatever came to mind. With a main love of blues and punk (like the Clash) HooHah's music becomes something of a mix between the best of both worlds with a little mix of Tom Waits. To hear his music check out his Acid Planet site.
Rob Kleiner is working on another solo project called Dr. Sleep. His songs pack that special punch of pop appeal with unique arrangements. Rob brought in Sara Sleeper (vocals), Dave Smith (bari sax), Matt Phelan (violin) and Tub Ring band mates James Cole (drums) and Kevin Gibson (back vox). Rob performed everything else himself including guitar, bass, keys, lead vocals and, yes, even a little bit of drums. Keep your ears open for some of his songs.
Solo artist Gary Landess came in for a bit to work on mixing for his song Get That as well as laying down some scratch tracks for new songs.
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