With the sounds dialed in for all of the players, it's time to start laying down some takes for the first song.
In this episode, you'll watch as Matt and the band:
Work out the song structure for the first song, creating interesting suprises throughout the track.
Compare a few different RCA 77 microphones on Eli "Paperboy" Reed, showing how microphones this special can sound different, even though they are the same model.
Work to get the perfect blend on the Masqueraders with just one microphone
Adjust the snare microphone for the perfect tone, instead of resorting to eq
Discusses microphone placement on Eli's vocal mic
Dials in a Fairchild 670 on the lead vocal and background vocal mics
Explain the importance of always being in record
Work out the tempo and feel of the song
Tune the snare to get the perfect amount of thump
Blend in the gorgeous sounding reverb chambers at Sam Phillips Recording
Listen back to the takes in the control and create a plan for overdubs
Join Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, Ken Coomer, and The Masqueraders inside the legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN for an incredible recording event, from Start To Finish.
AKG D 25
1969 Spectra Sonics Console
Fairchild 670 MKII
Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Eli "Paperboy" Reed (born 1983 as Eli Husock) is an American singer and songwriter. After graduating from Brookline High School in 2002, he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi. After spending a year in Clarksdale, he enrolled at The University of Chicago to study sociology. While in Chicago, he hosted a radio show called "We Got More Soul" on WHPK and played organ and piano in the South Side Chicago church of Mitty Collier. After one year of study in Chicago, he returned home to Boston to focus on music, recording his first album Sings "Walkin' and Talkin' for My Baby" and Other Smash Hits!
Camundongo •Friday, August 18, 2023
Three Chord Alibi •Friday, July 8, 2022
Outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thank you Matt for giving us a window into your process. Interesting blend of analog and digital, old and new. You are clearly a master of the tools and craft. I learned a bunch. Thank you Eli for sharing your artistic journey with these songs. You have Killer vocals! I will be checking out your other material.
thestudentproducer •Monday, April 26, 2021
This was great and very heart warming to watch. All that hard work paid off! Masqueraders, bless you guys, you rock!
robe1972 •Saturday, April 10, 2021
Amazing video...I loved it so much..!!!
bigsky •Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I love the 'keep it simple' philosophy. I learned so much watching this process start to finish.
more_drums •Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Someone get Ken a coffee
Brand.Audio •Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Great Tutorial. And i love the "Chunk"-T-Shirt. Goonies Rules!!!
jens.s •Sunday, January 10, 2021
Amount of compression?
Castor X •Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Great Feeling here.
callmemrnichols •Sunday, November 29, 2020
@jsdehlers the 2 mix is the mix bus. 2 mix is the term that a lot of old school mixers use. I'm assuming it has something to do with the way it's routed on the console, but don't hold me to that.
gemini8sound •Thursday, November 19, 2020
He's putting a gel that absorbs and deadens the vibrations... think of moongel, or a bandana, or tape or anything that steals some of the snare heads immediate vibrations which will deaden the sound.... sound is just vibration... absorb some, you kill some of the sound, just like putting up baffles or anything else that you want to stop a sound from doing something undesirable
jsdehlers •Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Quick question: what is the 2 mix?
wfrank •Monday, October 26, 2020
This whole series was just awesome. The artists are absolutely amazing and authentic and Matt manages to create and capture that 60-ties flair perfectly. Watching his way to listen to stuff an approach things was very helpful and inspiring. Really appreciate the time he took to explain his thinking and usage of tools to the puremix audience.