Monday, November 22, 2010

Kaiser/Skaller Recording Session

Thermos of Pu-erh tea, ready to go...
Thermos of Pu-erh tea, ready to go...
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Phil Skaller and I had a great two days recording in Studio A at UCSD (Nov. 21-22). It all went quite smoothly after our production meeting with studio head engineer Joe Kucera and our engineer Martin Hiendl. The idea was as follows: I play trumpet, flugelhorn and process it electronically with my laptop (my own software authored in Max/MSP) and Phil Skaller plays prepared piano and I process him as well. What a blast, but what a workout. The sound turned out quite nice! We have a CD release concert in San Diego in January, but there is no way I'll have this mixed....so we will consider it a preview concert...

My area
My area




Royer 121 and Neumann SM69 for the trumpet
Royer 121 and Neumann SM69 for the trumpet

Martin Hiendl, our engineer (RA to Joe Kucera)
Martin Hiendl, our engineer (RA to Joe Kucera)

Phil Skaller
Phil Skaller













Phil assured me that there was an algorithm to the method of placement....
Phil assured me that there was an algorithm to the method of placement....




through my screen
through my screen

debris...
Debris escaped the piano and was all over the studio......

1 comment:

artpredator said...

this seems like the kind of recording session that needed videotape, a stripper plus pole, and plenty of whiskey...thanks for the photos!