Dub Narcotic Studio

Gearlust: TS-1 MK2 [x2]

Monday, October 27th, 2014

For a while we’ve been wanting a new pair of small diaphragm condenser mics. Our vintage Altecs and Neumanns aren’t exactly closely matched pairs. The AKG 414s are solid, but just not super exciting to use (also some flailing drummers smacked them and I need to swap the guts into new chassis). We had a […]

Studio News: Artswalk Fall 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

This past weekend was Fall Artswalk, which is just about the biggest thing that happens in this neck of the woods. Packs of newly minted Evergreen students wandered the streets, ignoring the art and complaining about the crowds. To celebrate the season, the studio participated with a sound installation, from local artist, Ben Kamen, seen […]


Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Hey hey hey hey, listen up y’all. Last January Dub Narcotic Studio sponsored a Youtube video contest: folks submitted videos of their music for a chance to win a free day of recording in the studio. We just had so much dang fun we are going to do it again. So here it is: THEĀ FREAKIN’ […]

The Maxines & Calvin Johnson Play Girl Trouble!

Monday, September 15th, 2014

In celebration of the new Girl Trouble documentary Strictly Sacred!, here is the Maxines with Calvin Johnson playing a song from the debut Girl Trouble album Hit It or Quit It [KLP229], “The Skin”, at Dub Narcotic Studio. Sweet rhythm of mercy.  

Studio Tech’s Corner: Paintjob Part 1

Friday, September 12th, 2014

After 3 years of labor, things are pretty much working in the studio, so I’m starting to have time to build new equipment. Surprisingly what’s hard about building gear has nothing to do with electronics, and everything to do with stuffing all that shit in a box. Getting the knobs facing the right way. Fucking […]

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