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Old 28th January 2009 | Show parent
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RADAR

So radar's converters really are as good as they're advertised? I'm interested to know more about the system if anyone wants to enlighten me.
Old 7th April 2009 | Show parent
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I guess this helps us remember that it's the songs/music that are the magic and we're "helping" the processes with a good tracking/mix session.
Old 7th April 2009 | Show parent
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Great thread. It's awesome how much the atmosphere of a space contributes to the vibe of a recording. I know it's not a house, but the studio where "Don't Give up on Me" By Solomon Burke was recorded sounds fantastic.
Old 8th April 2009 | Show parent
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Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album was recorded at his house on a 4-track portastudio cassette recorder. They spent a mint mastering it though.
Old 8th April 2009 | Show parent
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The questions that occur to me re this thread are, how much room treatment was used, and, what kinds? Nothing? Gobos, packing blankets, portable traps? Or were legendary engineers simply throwing up microphones in front of legendary musicians with legendary results - despite the non-legendary locations?
Old 8th April 2009 | Show parent
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Stone Temple Pilot's Purple was also in a house I think - not 100% sure though.

Incubus - Make Yourself
Old 8th April 2009 | Show parent
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A British guy named Joe Meek made a bunch of records at his home in England in the early 1960's. "Telstar" by the Tornados was probably the most famous. Meek is a facinating and tragic story.

Les Paul (with then wife Mary Ford) made tons of records at his home and even had a custom Ampex 8 track machine delivered to his house in 1955! It was the first 8 track ever made that was 13 years before EMI Abbey Road started to record in 8 track.

Its not exactly a house, but the legendary blues musician Robert Johnson ("Crossroads" etc.) recorded most of his records in a small hotel room in the Gunter Hotel (now called the Sheraton Gunter Hotel - its still there) in San Antonio, Texas in the 1930's.

There is actually a long tradition of making records in houses. Its just easier to do now with modern technology.

J. Mike Perkins
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
  #38
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A lot of Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" was recorded in Mike Campbell's garage.
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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The Alchemy Index by Thrice was recorded all in a house by the band. I think it's pretty bitchin'
Old 12th April 2009
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Tori Amos Little Earthquakes was recorded in a house.
Old 12th April 2009
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I think tom sholtz used to record boston's albums in his basement!
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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yeah - they had to come up with some elaborate scheme to keep the rekkid company guys away from him whilst he recorded/edited everything (except vox).

The rest of the band were "recording" in a studio in Cali somewhere whilst he was in his basement with his Scully 12 track heh

Dunno where the drums were recorded - they are very dry so possibly in his home studio
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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I remember an interview with Les Claypool sometime back when they Did "Pork Soda.."

He told someone in an interview that he took the advance from the record company (something like 75,000) to record that album in a big studio, then pocketed the money and recorded it on Adats in his studio for a couple grand..
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guruceta ➑️
I think tom sholtz used to record boston's albums in his basement!
He did using an engineer who had a decade of major label experience.
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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Most of the great Motown records technically were recorded in a house.
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guruceta
I think tom sholtz used to record boston's albums in his basement!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Olhsson ➑️
He did using an engineer who had a decade of major label experience.
thanks Bob - I didn't know that
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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Abbey Road is a converted mansion.
Old 12th April 2009 | Show parent
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Deep Purple: Machine Head.

Recorded in the Corridor of a Hotel In Switzerland.
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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I recorded a lot of the first two India Arie records in my house.
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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^ thumbsup
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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While it may be true that the Red Hot Chili Peppers tracked in an unconventional setting for that record, it should be noted that they did, in fact, make use of a traditional recording studio for overdubs.

Jim Champagne, who I know personally, has credit on the B.S.S.M. record, and he recorded many electric and acoustic guitar overdubs for that record at Oceanway Hollywood.

He also has credit on the System of a Down record, but I believe it's only for editing.

Nonetheless, it's cool that bands can track in houses and other nontraditional places. But it's not like they get it all done there. Great studios will always be needed to make quality music.

All these bands that track in houses usually end up re-amping and redoing many of the essential tracks in the studio to complete (or fix) the tracking 'phase.'
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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Not quite a house (actually a castle) U2s 'Unforgettable Fire' was recorded at Slane Castle. (not sure of spelling)

Kylie Minogue did the vocals for "Can't Get You Out of My Head" in a little granny flat at the back of Rob Davis' house. Song was written by Davis and Cathy Dennis.

Pretty sure Cher did the vocals to 'Believe' in a garage or something - before they autotuned the crap out of it.
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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I believe that Anita Baker's "Body and Soul" album was recorded in her home.
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Olhsson ➑️
Abbey Road is a converted mansion.
Reception is, the studios are most definitely not...
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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Music from Big Pink (The Band)

Wilco- Sky Blue Sky (the Loft, which I guess could count as a house?)

The Cure- Wild Mood Swings- Jane Seymour's Mansion

Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions recorded in a church with a soundfield direct to dat.

Centro-Matic - Redo The Stacks (home)

Springsteen-Nebraska- at a hotel room on a cheap 8 track. (one of my favorite albums ever)
Old 13th April 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Teddy Ray ➑️
Springsteen-Nebraska- at a hotel room on a cheap 8 track. (one of my favorite albums ever)
If you look at Wikipedia it gives you the run down about the album.

He recorded it in his bedroom at home on a 4track cassette portastudio.

I love that record too. The Bon Iver record of it's time.
Old 14th April 2009 | Show parent
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I think I've heard Joan Osbourne's "Relish" was recorded in a house. Used the porch as a vocal booth apparently!

Russell
Old 14th April 2009 | Show parent
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I think Buddy Miller recorded most of his stuff in his house. He has recorded some of the coolest drum sounds I've ever heard.
Old 14th April 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by nobtwiddler ➑️
I believe the John Cougar record with "Little Pink houses was recorded in his sisters cabin.
I worked with Kenny Aronoff a while back and he told me they did that one in John Cougar's house in between the house being renovated.
Old 14th April 2009 | Show parent
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Anything ever recorded at the Bennett House in Franklin, TN was recorded in a house. It was built in 1875 (not as a recording studio) and has high ceilings and plaster walls. Lots of records were recorded there.

Bennett House (Franklin, Tennessee) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amy Grant's Lead Me On record has some great samples of what that studio sounded like using the natural ambience of the house on the drums.
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