It’s here! Jordan’s new trio CD release party packed the legendary Stone Church in Newmarket. I got there for the last few songs after a grueling run of St. Pat’s gigs and was knocked out by their larger-than-life sound. I immediately started to wonder-did the CD manage to capture that energy in the recording process? A quick reference to a sound clip on Jordan’s website reassured me that it’s all there (except for their dynamic stage presence).
Full disclosure: Jordan and I are frequent musical partners with our regular gigs on Thursdays at the Stone Church and Wednesdays with Great Bay Sailor at Portsmouth’s Rira Irish Pub. He keeps me on my toes!
In any case, I was delighted to be entrusted with this exciting project, the mastering of which was also left in my hands. My new audiophile-quality Millennia Tube Stereo mastering EQ and Summit tube mono EQ came through with flying colors, and I’m now much less hesitant to offer mastering services to clients who can’t afford, say, Gateway.
Lots going on this winter at MPM Studio, so much that I’m having trouble keeping the website up to date. Snow is falling- a moment to catch up. Here are just a few recent projects:
Mill Pond Music Studio was thrilled to host the recording of this new Irish flute duet project by two of the finest practitioners of that art on either side of ‘the pond’. This inspired collection of tunes was recorded essentially live, the two players facing each other in the ‘Live Room’, no baffles, a couple of Telefunken tube mics, feet tapping on the maple floor, no digital editing or ‘punching-in’. Pretty amazing!
Most of the tracks feature the flutes or whistles unaccompanied, although I was very excited to have John Blake from Dublin show up to play guitar and piano on some. John has long been my favorite DADGAD guitarist- delicate, subtle, nimble, interesting and a real studio pro. This project is a major contribution to the body of traditional Irish music.