Photos of the recording of the newest Trevor Finlay Band CD, and also laying down a few tracks for a collaboration between Trevor and Paul DesLauriers of Montreal. We did this at Pebble Studios, which belongs to our producer, Pete Gilroy.
Courtesy of Mike Wood from local band Circuit I had some extra snare drums to play with. In addition to my usual workhorse Pearl CZX, and my resurrected 1966 metal Rogers Dynasonic, I had: a Pearl brass free-floating, a vintage (and quite rare) wood Rogers Dynasonic, and two custom-built drums, one by Matt Ouimet at Songbird Music, and one by Chuck Burrows. My CZX is set up to be loud and clanky, which works very well in a live context. For recording purposes I could have tamed the drum down a bit, but we found Matt's drum to have the sound we wanted without changing mine, so we used that instead. My Dynasonic was used for one track on the Trevor / Paul CD.
|My 1966 Rogers kit. 14x24 bass drum, 8x12 and 16x16 toms, and Matt's custom snare drum. Cymbals are Sabian and Zildjian.|
|Two mics were neede to capture the immense sound coming from that big bass drum. The AKG for the attack, and the U-47 for the low end.|
|1940's Telefunken U-47.|
|Control room console. All done on screen and to hard drives.|
|Some outboard gear.|
|Vintage Neve pre-amps. Helps get a nice warm tone from the drums before going digital. Pete cranked them a bit to add a little "dirt" to the sound.|
|This is what a $7500 hand-built microphone looks like!|
|Another pricey mic, used in the centre "room" position.|
|Barry overdubbing some bass bits.|
|Pete and Trevor.|