Monthly Archives: December 2007

Oozing Musical Genius @ Pus Cavern Studios

Hello my friends! Well, it’s been a few weeks since my last blog post, but after returning from the last mega-tour, well, there just wasn’t a great deal of stuff to report (save for a lot of catch-up email, etc. on my part).
However, this week I was in California (specifically San Jose & Sacramento) for some very cool, Adobe-related business. In this case, it’s the ‘business’ of recording and filming Johnny Encore & the Acrobats.
So, who *are* Johnny Encore & the Acrobats, you ask? Well, you’re going to have to wait a little while to find out that. But, I’ll be periodically posting blogs about Johnny and the gang, and keep you up-to-date- on the progress of the ‘sessions’ that we’re doing.
And that brings us to yesterday. Camped out at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, we set about to record a series of songs, and do some interviews and additional video footage. The session went incredibly well, and we tracked 5 songs and did an enormous amount of ‘B-roll’ (some of which you’ll see later on). House Engineer Joe over @ Pus was super-cool; so an extra shout out to him for his fine hospitality, great-sounding console, and supa-fine analog preamps! (oh yeah, it SO makes a difference).
Naturally, we wanted all of this captured in Adobe software, so we fed all of the inputs from the console and external preamps into my MOTU Traveler box, and all of the tracks we captured live (and overdubbed) in Audition 3. Yep..the first, on-the-road, live multitrack session in Aud 3 — and the software performed like a champ. In fact, all monitoring (for all parties) was also conducted thru Audition (with the studio console basically acting as ‘our’ listening monitor…but the actual monitoring was done thru Aud and the MOTU). Once again, things went brilliantly, and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Capturing Live in Audition 3 – with Johnny & Joe @ the desk

And now that I’ve said that, I’ll have to continue later on as I’ve got some editing, mixing, de-noising, and other things to do! I’ll keep you posted on the Johnny Encore sessions, and all the usual ‘evangelical’ things that are going on. 😉
Until next time,
Blog on.