Monday, March 30, 2009

Recording Drums Complete!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls:
For those of you who have been waiting for new cuts from the Hibernauts, your waiting days are numbered.  This past weekend, we entered the second part of our recording process.  Our first (and now complete) task was setting up the rest of our studio (dubbed "4050 Studios").  This tedious job, championed by our friends/engineers/producers/cohorts Dan Ruder and Dustin Schaeffer involved setting up and testing equipment. In the meantime, we had the opportunity to finish up some of the creative details of the record.

This past weekend we began phase two: actually tracking instruments.  One of the greatest side effects of recording in a studio set up in our buddy's house is that we were able to make ourselves very comfortable.  This past weekend was fun, and we all got to pretend like we were in day camp again, enjoying basketball, bar-b-que, jokes, and beverages.  We recorded drums this weekend, and thanks to Dan and Dustin's legwork, they sound great.   Now the primary drum parts are finished, which means that this blogger has the bulk of his work complete!

Continuing on with our phase two, we will begin to record bass and guitar parts.  Watch for pictures of the band watching basketball as a guitar player becomes increasingly frustrated that he is getting ZERO support.

One further note about this new record:  For those of you who come out to shows often (probably the only people who are reading this anyway), we hope that you'll be happy to hear that most of the material on this record is brand new -- more specifically, 75% of the content of this record has never been played live or been heard outside of a rehearsal or recording session.  Hopefully you are as excited about that as we are.

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