American Actor/Musician Michael Pitt Recorded at The Cooler

actor michael pitt playing drums in recording studio

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.

These Days by Beautiful Losers

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 of […]

Recording Guitars on “Mexico” by Club of Suns

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 […]

Cooler Produced Music Video for Robin Timm

Artist Robin Timm has been busy self-producing his new album, Perceptions, and Boogie on Down is the first single.  A couple of months ago, Robin approached me to produce a music video for the track and we hit it, guerilla style. Robin found a good place to shoot (needed that club lighting), my buddy Neil […]