I sat down in the studio with guitarist Joel Svensson last Thursday to mix a few tracks that Erik Errka Petersson recorded for him recently. The music was jazz standards played by a fantastic quartet consisting of Joel, bassist Tom Eddye Norden, drummer Karl-Henrik Ousbäck and pianist Torbjörn Gulz. Joel has uploaded three of the tracks to his YouTube channel, check out this one:
Friday marked the beginning of the recording sessions for the new Anton Näslund EP. We cut bass and drums live in the studio and smoothly worked our way through three tracks. Drummer Alexander Carlberg brought in his kit from his own studio, which really helped the sound of the recording. The kit sounded tight and bright and should fit this EP perfectly. We had an awesome selection of mics for it as well, with a pair of Schoeps Colette in narrow ORTF stereo as overheads and a pair of AKG C414’s in Blumlein stereo as room mics. Well, you know it’s good when you can afford to put a Neumann on hi-hat… I brought in a couple of basses for the session and recorded them direct through my Radial J48 DI, which always sounds bright and big. I ended up playing my Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat bass on two tracks, and my Bravewood fretless jazz bass on one track. It was fun to try out different basses for different tracks, maybe next time I’ll bring a few more!