Here’s a short documentary that Lauren Reber and I created for Judi Lee who came into my recording studio, Reber Recording, to record a 5-song EP comprised of songs written by bands from Indiana’s past. This is my first attempt at documenting a recording session in this way. I work with audio so this video stuff is still pretty new to me. That being said, I look forward to making more of these. Feel free to like the studio FB page!
My beautiful fiance, Lauren, and I drove up to Fort Wayne today to see just what GearFest 2012 at SweetWater was all about. I don’t think they could have picked a more appropriate name. This place was gear crazy. A small town of tents were erected so that companies from all over could show off the latest and greatest of modern audio gadgets. Oh, and don’t let me forget to mention the deals. There were all sorts of crazy sales going on! They were selling SM57’s for $57!!! That’s just ridiculous. I have to mention that Sweetwater is an exceptionally good host. They provided air-conditioned tents, free water, and they didn’t even mark up the food prices at the cafeteria. There are a lot of companies out there that would not think twice about trying to make an butt-load of money just by capitalizing on the basic needs of their customers. Hats off to Sweetwater for putting their customers needs first.
While I was there I managed to procure a few much-needed items for my mobile recording studio at incredibly low prices. I purchased a new 16-track digital mixer along with a sweet and sturdy road case that will protect the mixer while also providing me with plenty of storage space and functionality. I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchases. Oh, and I think I made a good impression with the head of global marketing for Rode Microphones! An excellent contact to have… especially going into this new mobile production that I am putting together.
Quality Noise Indiana Episode #004: Air Date 06/18/2012
Special Guest: Brittany Chatwin (AKA Bruisey Ricardo)
In this episode I am joined by roller derby sensation, Bruisey Ricardo of the Cornfed Derby Dames from Muncie, Indiana. She shares a few albums that she has pulled from her collection. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes and silly dialog. If you want to learn a little bit about sexy sandwich time, I suggest you give a listen!
Thunders – Sexual Evangelist
War Paint – Elephant
Phantogram – Let Me Go
Three Amigos Soundtrack – Blue Shadows on the Road
Quality Noise Indiana Episode #003 featuring local tattoo artist, Joshua Chatwin tonight @ 11PM on 93.5 and 96.7 MAX on the good ol’ FM spectrum. Dust off your radios and tune in if you live anywhere near Central Indiana.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out QNi on facebook!
I now have my own weekly radio show called Quality Noise Indiana. It airs on 93.5 and 96.7 MAX every monday night from 11PM until Midnight. The listening area covers most of Central Indiana so if you exist within this geographic location you should dust off your radio and put it to work!
This week I am bringing you a live performance by The Bonesetters. They originally formed the band in Muncie, Indiana but have since moved to the fountain square area of Indianapolis and have been making a name for themselves ever since. You can read a review of one of their performances at NUVO to get an idea as to how well they are being received by the Indianapolis music community.
These guys bring a blend of rock, pop, and folk elements to the metaphorical table. While their older material consisted of larger and more rockin’ material, I feel that they are starting to head into an area that is slightly more tame and tasteful while still maintaining their rock roots. The Bonesetters performed three new songs for MFT#009 and although they are still rock songs, they are also a bit more stripped down than their cadre of musicians all performing seemingly simple parts that all came together to form a complex arrangement. Now it seems as if they are doing more with less. Although there are only four musicians, each part is becoming more complex and tasteful. They are maturing together as a band and it is showing in their music. I am looking forward to hearing new musical creations by this band in the future. Currently, the band is looking to put together a tour for July and are looking to begin recording a new full-length in the near future.
Last but not least, we are bringing video back. Lauren and I have purchased a new camera (Canon 5D Mark 2) so that we can try to capture these sessions with proper video quality. The Bonesetters were our first guinea pigs in terms of testing things out for the first time. Now that we’re able to handle video properly, it will become a much larger aspect of sessions to come! However, in the meantime, enjoy this scatter-brained video that we threw together with the test clips we had taken.
Oh, and last but not least… Don’t forget to check out The Bonesetters on the internet.