The Truth About Recording & Mixing, Ep. 1

Welcome to the first-ever episode of The Truth About Recording & Mixing, hosted by Crackle & Pop!‘s Johnny Sangster.

To start things off, enjoy this inspired discussion of recording rock & roll with the esteemed Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5 and Full Toilet! Kurt doesn’t want to talk about his home studio, “Strictly Vintage,” but we do nonetheless.

2:20 Recent projects
5:30 Don’t talk about Strictly Vintage
10:20 Home drum recording setup
22:20 Kurt’s early tape recorders and home recording
30:00 Cheaters & Fastbacks first studio recordings
45:00 Sound City modded amp
48:25 Recording vocals in the living room
53:42 Home recording drums, etc
64:35 Revox tape machines
70:00 Tape tales: editing, spot erasing, window edits
77:00 Phase and drum mic’ing, polarity & phase with mics & effects.
83:00 Using multiple mics phase tricks for effect

Submit your questions for Johnny by sending us a voice memo or email to podcast@fretboardjournal.com.

The Truth About Recording & Mixing is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Fretboard Journal magazine, loosely based on our Truth About Vintage Amps Q&A podcast. If you enjoy it, please leave us a review and share it with friends.

This episode is sponsored by Izotope. Use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your next Izotope order.

Photo: Andrew Kvenvolden