Hello to all my Dreamwalkers out there,
With the bass and drum tracks completed, it was time to move to the acoustic guitars. From a certain point of view, the acoustics can be seen as supporting the rhythm section and broadening the sound. So, Patrick Russini and I transformed my living room into a living breathing sound studio (full disclosure, it was pretty close to it before we began).
We rearranged furniture to make space and Pat went around the room testing the sound. The configuration of the room is excellent for sound. Then Pat set up his equipment and microphones. We dialed in some of my favorite guitars. It was really cool to see most of my guitar herd our at once. We settled on the Guild D55 and Taylor 355 12 string, and later added the McKee custom. Kind of paradise for guitar geeks.
Once we got everything set up and dialed in, recording began. We recorded two different guitars on two of my original songs, "Everything Is Chantging" and "Magnetic North." Pat has an incredible ear and was able to guide me to create the next piece of the foundation for our album. Playing the tracks back sounded great, and I'm looking forward to moving through all of the songs in the album over the next few weeks.