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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 […]


Session Survival Tips: Nic Wilbur

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Another installment of our Session Survival Tips Series. This week featuring Nic Wilbur. What do you eat during sessions? Food is very important to me when I am working in the studio.  My tips to others are to have plenty of snacks and to not be afraid to express your needs to the band you’re […]


Studio Open House Spring 2014

Monday, May 5th, 2014

We had a lovely open house during Spring Arts Walk this past weekend. It was great to meet new people and show off the place to old friends. I don’t think the studio has ever looked nicer. Guests sampled the finest cheese and crackers, supplied by our new favorite corner store, Little General Store. The […]



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