RIVERS WEST, your compadres from Texas, spent our July 5th day off creating a recording of a few representative tunes through our Bose PAS setup.
Our intent with this project was to capture and present our live sound, and while we had no audience present, we were set up exactly the way we set up to perform live, and there are NO overdubs or additional tracks added. Plus, these are One Take tracks, singing WHILE we were playing, which is certainly very different than a normal recording session. Our goal was not perfection but rather realism.
Bose #1 - Ch1 is Vocals (1 singer), Ch2 is Acoustic Guitar - Line OUTS into a Behringer mixer
Bose #2 - Ch1 is Vocals (2 singers - simple XLR-Y-cable), Ch2 is Acoustic Guitar - Line OUTS to mixer
Bass - Gallien Krueger Backline 115 - Line Out to recording mixer (usually we run this direct out into Bose #2 Ch3)
(SORRY we just don't have Bose #3 for the bass :-)
Drums - kick, snare, hat, and a couple of tom/overhead mics into another Behringer mixer, and on into the main recording mixer
Guitars - no effects or pre-amps - Fishman electronics using Preset #20; guitar #2 uses the Roland GR-33 synth but only on the 3rd tune, a B-3 organ patch slightly blended in
Mix - no separate mixing recording engineer - just one of the players ran it...
We added a little reverb to the vocals, and mixed everything down to stereo, and ran that into a notebook PC's soundcard and into the little program Magix (I think).
This is the first time we've used this actual setup, and we learned as we went. We had a total of about 4 hours to work on this session, at least half the time was setup and teardown - probably just a couple of hours of actual recording. We're looking forward to next time! (what ELSE is new!)
We believe that our results here in fact DO reflect our live sound using the wonderful Bose systems.
So, all that being said, with apologies for the imperfections, and with respect to Todd, JT, and Restless Heart...
Here's Rivers West:
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