I’ve been waiting a year and a half for The Last Days of American Crime to come out on Netflix. Why? Because it was shot here in South Africa and stars American actor/musician Michael Pitt. And while Michael was in Johannesburg, but not on set, he was likely in The Cooler, recording a song.
This straight-ahead, hard rock song was a lot of fun to play and record, but I don’t have a heck of a lot to say about it’s production. The one production idea that sticks out in my mind is my decision to mute all the instruments on the third beat of the last bar […]
I’ve always been pretty cautious when it comes to recording. I reckoned that it’s the smart way to work when re-recording parts is rarely an option. So, I’ve pretty much always chosen to avoid adding too much tone, too soon, by recording vocals dry and guitars DI (I could always put a mic on it […]
I’ve written a bit about recording Isadora in a previous post. I wrote about how it took me a minute to find the core of this song because I thought I had it, but I didn’t, and I wasn’t looking for it cuz I though I had it . . .
I programmed a rough drum track to keep time when recording vocals, keys and bass live together as a guide track. We would later replace all of those parts and add new stuff, but