Dub Narcotic Studio

Studio News: Structural Improvements

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

When things slow down here I try to use the time to do big projects in the space. Last month we had a chance to knock out some long-standing ambitions. Our first enterprise was hanging a ceiling mic. We’re all excited to utilize the new high ceilings, but its hard to get a mic up […]

Session Notes: Wireheads

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

I kicked off the Wireheads session by taking a face-plant, off the top of a bass cabinet,  through  a mic stand, while trying to hang their track sheet. I retaliated by ripping the whole cab apart (later). Fortunately, Calvin was doing the tracking so I had some time to walk it off before mixes. The […]

Make-Up Sound Verite – It’s a Session, Man.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

You have been waiting for it, anticipating it and now your impatience is rewarded: the K Mail Order Dept. is serving up the Make-Up album Sound Verite [KLP064] on vinyl LP for the first time in one million years. Originally released in 1997, Sound Verite was the result of Make-Up interrupting their cross-country tour with a stop-off […]

Wireheads in Olympia!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Wireheads, from Adelaide, Australia, are in the Dub Narcotic Studio this week, recording with Calvin Johnson. They sound like guitars falling down stairs + violin amplified through a telephone answering machine. Mark E. Smith, Jr. on vocals. You know what I’m talking about. Supposedly, Wireheads will play a show in downtown Olympia Tuesday night (Armistice […]

Nerd Alert: Mic Pre Frequency Sweeps

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

I’ve been using FuzzMeasure to tune the monitoring setup here, which has predictably led to me starting to obsessively run frequency sweeps on everything. The other night I stayed late and ran sweeps on all our microphone preamplifiers.  It was very interesting. When I talk with all the engineers we spend a lot of time […]

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