Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Lost Souls day 4 & input list/mic selection

Today we do acoustic guitar, tambourine and vocals. Probably a little editing of some other tracks and get mixes started. We're gonna need another day to finish up, but everything is sounding great so far and I can't wait to start the real mixing process. I'm really loving the way a C1000S sounds on a guitar cab. I usually pair an MXL V67 with a 57, but when I started pairing the 57 with a c1000S, I realized the C1000S provided the overall sound I needed on it's own. I used an Apex 435 on fiddle and loved it. I'm gonna stick with the Apex on acoustic guitar & vocals if the U-47 isn't available (Studio A gets first dibs). Here's my input list for this session, actually it's pretty much the same for most tracking sessions in Studio B at Sound of Music. All these go into my DigiDesign 96i I/O - 16 ins 2 outs. Pretty basic, that's how we roll in Studio B, go with what you got.

Kick - e602 - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor - dbx215 eq
Snare - SM57 - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor
Rack - e604 - Amek Angela board
Floor - e604 - Amek Angela board
OH L - V67 - Amek Angela board
OH R - V67 - Amek Angela board
Hi Hat - SM81 - Amek Angela board
Kit - Apex - Focusrite isa 428 - DBX 166 compressor
Bass - DI - Amek Angela board - DBX comp
Bass - Sans - Amek Angela board - Distressor
Elec gtr - C1000S - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor
Acs gtr - Apex - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor - dbx215 eq
Vocals - Apex - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor - dbx215 eq
Tambo - Apex - Focusrite isa428 - Distressor - dbx215 eq

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Website Up!

Ok so it's just a temporary solution to not having a website at all, but it's got the essentials: bio, song samples, gear list, client list, contact form etc... Eventually I will have a real badass website, someday.
www.pedroaida.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Voice-Over work & TLS at The National

Tomorrow I'll be back at Sound of Music Recording Studios to continue voice-over work for Personal Running Trainer. I've had the pleasure of translating their running workouts into Spanish, as well as reciting them. If you want more info check out the link. Right after that I'll be heading out to The National Theater to go see my friends The Lost Souls. I'm currently working on their next album over at SoM, which has involved lots of beer & fine Colombian rum thanks to my South American compadre and TLS guitarist Paulo Franco. I'll be shooting a little video of the session as we go along so check back here to see them. I'm out!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

D.C. United player appearance photos

Like I posted previously, D.C. United players Bryan Namoff & Carey Talley made an appearance at West Broad Volkswagen Audi. It was a beautiful day out and everyone had a good time. My friend Richard's daughter Ruby participated in a contest and even won an autographed ball. It was great to meet the players and other D.C. United fans from the area. Here are some photos, for the rest go to the flickr set.
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Namoff & Talley
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Friday, July 2, 2010

I can make Olsen giggle

D.C. United player appearances in RVA

Tomorrow at West Broad Volkswagen, D.C. United players Bryan Namoff & Carey Talley will be putting on a soccer clinic & signing autographs from 11am - 2pm. Since I am a huge D.C. United fan, my family and I will be attending along with some other supporters I know in the area. If that's not enticing enough for you, there will be free burgers & hot dogs! Everyone loves free food! Hope to see you there! - Pedro

First Post

So this is the first post. Here we go!