a look at Sputnik

For today's show-and-tell I thought I'd give you a quick glimpse of Sputnik Studio. I've been working there quite frequently this past year, which has been awesome, and I figured you guys ought to take a little look around.

Sputnik is run by my friend Mitch, who is a producer/engineer. The studio was originally for Jars of Clay to use on their records, and it used to be in Steve's house. Mitch always engineered and ended up taking it over and moving it to its current place. Jars still uses it for their records, but Mitch does his own productions there most of the time.

Now, the quick tour. Here's the room for my junk...



That amp is an old Fender Bassman of Steve's. He leaves it at the studio, and it's one of my favorite amps of all time, so I usually leave mine at home.

Here's where I sit to play acoustic stuff (guitar, mandolins, etc...)



I can't stop the blog, not even for the rock, so I've got the laptop at the ready...



The Elloree acoustic baritone, which I can't stop freaking out over...



Here's Mitch and drummer Andy Hubbard in the control room. Usually I put my pedal boards in here and play in this room, leaving the amp in the other room, but not this past week.



Some more gear...



Here's Andy behind the kit...



And Aaron Sands, four-string king and Autumn keeping the ball rolling. Autumn helps manage the place and keep everything non-musical together. She also said she'd cut my hair this week. She's never done it before, but I'm not scared. I have a cool hat.