Merry Christmas

A Christmas video for followers of the blog. From our concert last week.

Happy Holidays!

8 replies
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    BRAVO! Great tone, Richard and wonderful vocals as well. A tight rhythm section always helps, too!

    Cudo’s all the way ’round!

    Merry Christmas to all the Cleaver’s and Happy New Year! Rob

  2. Greg Greaves
    Greg Greaves says:

    Very nicely performed and recorded (especially the kit!). Did you just take the stereo mix off the board or did every input get a track that you mixed down later? Merry Christmas!


    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      Hi Greg. We used a Presonus StudioLive console which allowed us to send the individual tracks out to a hard drive. We had seven mics on the kit. I brought the tracks into My Pro Tools HD rig and did a basic mix. The tracks were pre-eq, pre-fader sends at 24-bit/48kHz. I used a little eq and compression on the kit and a bit of eq and compression on the vocals… everything else was pretty much direct off the stage. I like to capture video and audio feeds to debrief a gig. Always opportunities to improve. The team did a terrific job at this event and our sound engineer did his magic in capturing the sound — even though he tells me we basically mix ourselves as a band. Obviously the high fidelity source sounds great (YouTube did a lot of compression on the original video and that was after the audio tracks had already been compressed down to mp3)


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