Some Memorable quotes from Pete’s Gear Patrol interview, focusing on analog recording & production. In the best analog recordings, the texture and dynamics connect with listeners on a visceral level. The discrete signal path in an all-analog studio has a distinct sound, but what listeners hear is just as much about the engineer as […]
In this article originally published in Musician’s Friend , MetroSonic Recording Studio Chief Engineer, Pete Mignola, answers some basic questions on what should go into your preparations heading into a recording session: Q: How can bands/musicians prepare ahead of time to make sure they get the most out of their studio time? A […]
Our Ampex ATR 102 1/2″ 2 track analog tape recorder.
Analog recording and mixing to tape and pressing vinyl can be intimidating. Analog is not easy like an MP3 or a CD. For some, the whole process seems complex, confusing, fraught with decisions about how to get this done right, not to mention expensive. But you want it. You want analog because it’s real. Because your […]
After about three months, we’ve just wrapped up tracking and mixing sessions with singer- songwriter Andrew Bird. A Chicago native, Bird is known for his warm vocal style, characteristic whistling techniques, and unique approach to combining modern treatments to otherwise traditional acoustic instruments. Along with violin, he plays guitar and glockenspiel on this album. Backing up […]