The Velvet Eaglet

I just got back from Mitch's birthday party. Good times. I tell you what, that Steve Mason knows how to throw a dance party. Anywhooo... I've been down in my basement quite a bit these past few days, working on overdubs for the Caedmon's Call record. I haven't shown much of it since I got rid of the big studio, so I thought I'd give a little "photo tour" of where I'm spending the bulk of my days right now.

Here's the main work area...
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some guitars...
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some more guitars...
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My little amp closet. I built this space so I can make some noise and not wake the babies. Rock and roll, huh? From Left to Right there's the Visual Sound Workhorse Pony, the BadCat Cub 2 and a funky little $75 Univox that's possibly the best sounding amp I own. (And those are boxes of Coming to Life propping up the amps. Gotta get some use of them, you know?)
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Mitch, the birthday boy, loaned me this gorgeous piece of lusciosness for my vocals. It's an old Neumann M269. I don't really know what that means, but I know it sounds amazing.
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Yours truly singing a tune. I found back in the Normals days that I often sing better when holding a guitar. I'm more used to it, I guess, and so I get a more natural performance. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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That piece on top is another gorgeous loaner. Presonus sent me their ADL600 preamp to use for a few weeks. It sounds amazing and is one more reason I love this job.
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Yes, I used a timer.
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Well, that's about it for me today. I have to get up in five hours to catch a flight for our Caedmon's show in Florida somewhere. Hope you all have a great weekend.