“Who’s Glyn Johns?! And what’s his technique?”. Well, this is Niklas @tuggetlarsson and his technique is impeccable. About 7-8 months ago we, Niklas and I, made a date to record some drums. I’d never done all the engineering for a drum session by my lonesome before, so I turned to our modern day oracle for some input: – “drum recording with only two mics”, I entered.
– ”Glyn John’s technique”, Google answered.
Apparently Glyn Johns was a British music producer and engineer during the 60s and 70s with a big, fat, impressive resume, and among many other sonically groundbreaking things responsible for capturing the groove of early John “Bonzo” Bonham (Led Zeppelin). And that he did with only two microphones, each one pointed at separate angles but with the exact same distance to the snare drum.
Now, Niklas friend Johan Johansson at Press Rec Studio (Malmö) was kind enough to lend us some microphones for the occasion (a bunch of Sennheisers, 421s and a 441-U). So we ended up enhancing the GJ-tech with extra mics on kick, toms and snare. But, like with everything, the music is in the craft – the actual playing – and just like old Bonzo would have been a boogying hurricane even through the lousiest iPhone mic, Niklas is the one key ingredient in what ended up being a pretty successful session. So, I hereby dub this technique Glyn-Tugget’s technique.
The result of the session has been the base upon which I’ve been building, very sporadically, since April 2018. Four songs. Now you’re up to speed on what’s cooking here. #glynjohnstechnique#sennheiser441#sennheiser421#drumsession#johnbonham
Grabando los nuevos temas de Ferdi Ribes. El audio del teléfono no hace justicia a lo que sonaba, pero sirve para mostrar una forma de grabar guitarras con delay dividiendo la señal a dos amplis y mandando el delay (con 100% de efecto) a uno de ellos. Poner el ampli sin efecto en la sala seca y el que lleva el echoplex en la cocina del estudio (muy reverberante) exagera aún más el efecto. Hay micros de ambiente en el descansillo de la escalera.
Recording Ferdi Ribes' new songs. When recording guitar with delay fx, I've had good results splitting the signal and sending it to two amps, one with 100% effected signal, the other one dry. Lets you adjust fx level while mixing. You can also pan the dry signal to one side and the fx signal to the other. The crappy phone audio doesn't do justice to the sound we had but it gives you an idea of what the setup was.
One of the best sounding ‘house kits’ I’ve ever played is an old, dusty Yamaha that looks like it was left on the street for a year. BYO snare and cymbals and you’re set. Plus, running it through that Amek Angela doesn’t hurt either.
So excited to have two of these guys now. They make the toms *real nice*. @bigbigbiz heading into the studio in November for a brand new full length so we are in the lab making demos like crazy. So far so good... #sennheiser421