The day I picked everything up was typical Vancouver – pouring rain. Public transiting across Vancouver, in the rain, awkwardly carrying an eight-channel audio interface, a backpack full of gear, and 3 mic stands (haphazardly taped together in a “She-ain’t-gotta-be-pretty!” kind of way), all caused me to seriously consider the fact that I should probably get a license :P ESPECIALLY because I’m a drummer. Some days I wish I picked a more practical instrument… like a jaw harp…. or a bag filled with cats….
In any case, the important thing is that I did eventually get all the gear back to my basement, and then set about the task of “audio engineering” it to not sound like a basement. This consisted mostly of me taking my bed apart, balancing the mattresses against a wall, stepping back, and being like “Yeah.” (soft things = mellower room sound = good for recording). All said and done, I’m happy with how the drums worked out, and it’s a relief to have them finished. Come to think of it, my roommates upstairs are probably relieved too…
Tomorrow morning Gina and I will tackle some guitar and vocal action Stay tuned for more news!