Dub Narcotic Studio

Dub Narcotic Studio Shirts!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Show your love for everything Dub Narcotic with this New shirt! Screen printed in house by Calvin & Jill. 100% cotton, made-in-the-U.S.A., blue on white. Check them out in the K Mail Order Dept.!  

Session Notes: In the Studio with Cotton

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

For you enjoyment some Session Notes from studio intern Shannen. Early June 2014, Dub Narcotic was set on a mission to record 12 songs with Cotton, a band from PDX comprised of only one member, Jim Han. Cotton’s songs are minimal instrumentation, using only his voice and a guitar, keyboard or organ. The lyrics have […]

Gear Lust: Gretsch Electromatic 6182 “Corvette”

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

For years, studio users have had access to Calvin‘s collection of vintage guitars, but no one ever used them because they were not in the best repair. This past month, I had them all looked at and refurbished. Some just needed a little cleaning and new strings, others needed new frets and electronics, but now […]

Session Notes: A Session With No Body

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

These days, trying to describe someone’s music in terms of genre can be just futile. You can make all the comparisons to other bands and ¬†use all the colorful language you want and still not come close to summing up the way a band sounds. Regardless, it’s still fun. In mid-May, Olympia trio No Body […]

Studio Tech’s Corner: API 351 Mod

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Years ago (95′, 96′?), so they say, Calvin acquired 5 API 325 cards from Tom Robinson of Concert Sound. You might think of the API 325 as a cousin of the legendary API 312. The 312 is a mic preamp while the 351 is line amp, but they are both based around the API 2520 […]

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