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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 […]


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 […]



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