Welcome back to the facts about Crackle & Pop recording and mixing! Studio in Ballard, Washington. This episode stars multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer Steve Dawson. Steve is an accomplished musician (seven Juno Awards!) and producer known for his work in Zubat & Dawson, Birds of Chicago and numerous other bands. He is also the producer and host of the major podcast Music Makers & Soul Shakers. This talk tells his story from his rise on the Vancouver music scene in the ’90s to his current home in Nashville. We also go over some of his techniques for capturing a band in a room.
0:00 – Welcome back
01:55 – Listener feedback on the overall level of the podcast
03:05 – Listener question on microphones for recording singers, traditional and non-traditional
07:29 – Welcome Steve Dawson
12:00 – Steve’s formative years in Vancouver BC
17:20 – Zubat & Dawson, great uncles of the revolution
21:30 – Bruce Fairbairn
25:25 – The factory years roll in
35:25 – The Henhouse Studio
44:35 – Tour life with Birds of Chicago & Matt Anderson
49:00 – Pandemic times & remote setups
56:00 – The Henhouse Express – one fully remote recorded song in one week.
60:00 – Steve’s upcoming releases – touring in these late pandemic times.
68:36 – The Henhouse Hang, a recording seminar at Steve’s in Nashville.
72:00 – Steve’s approach to a full band session. Microphone techniques for double bass, drums, a singer with guitar, mandolin and violin.
79:00 – double bass!
86:00 – A quick note on the Spectra 610 compressor
90:00 – Recording of a singer with guitar
95:00 – Mandolins (and violins)
100:08 – Steve’s podcast Music Makers & Soul Shakers
Ear Trumpet Labor Edwina
Demeter Mic Pre / Compressors
Rolls summation box
Spectra Sonics V610
SpectraSonic’s 712 amplifier
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