Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ida Maria Performs and Records in Studio A

Studio West Engineer and Intern Program Manager Hunter Levy was in A this week with Ida Maria as she recorded vocals and voiceover for Slacker Radio.  Here's what he had to say about the gig:
(L - R): Hunter, Studio Manager Jesse Maxson, Ida Maria, Stefan Tornby
During Ida Maria's visit in Studio A she and her guitarist, Stefan Tornby, recorded voiceover clips to be used as introductions to 50 of their favorite songs, which will be played on the Ida Maria Radio Station on Slacker Radio. After the clips were recorded, Ida and Stefan were kind enough to play a 3 song acoustic set before heading out to her show at The Casbah.  The performance was recorded using one 414 mic on the acoustic guitar, one SM57A on Ida's Vocals, and one SM58 on Stefan's vocals. I chose dynamic mics for the vocals to reduce guitar bleed into the vocal mics. I placed the 414 at the 12th fret of the guitar to get the guitar sound I wanted. I'm happy with the result of the recording and during the performance became a new fan of Ida's music!

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