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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jared Ellison: DFA Records’ Vintage Synth Prodigy

Jared is the in-house tech for the studio at Plantain. Today he was featured on! I have been wanting to do a write up on Jared for a while, but I think NPR did a much better job than I ever could. Click on the link here:

Jared is available to repair your synth or audio gear. He can be contacted through email at:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Studio Software Updates

The computer is the least exciting piece of gear, but its also one of the most important. The studio has recently updated all of our software. This was a bit overdue. Here is a list of updates.

Logic updated to 9
OS updated to Snow Leopard
Firmware update for the Apogee Symphony system.

Everything is running much smoother now. Especially the converters.

Pro Tools 9 Native was installed today! Now clients have the option of running Logic or Pro Tools. Thanks to Avid for finally going native! We can now seamlessly switch between Logic and Pro Tools. Pro Tools 9 native also allows us to use all 32 channels of IO.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rubblebucket Tracking Day 3

Rubblebucket is in the studio for a couple days of tracking. Eric Broucek is producing. We are doing a lot of live tracking. Drums, bass, guitar, keys, percussion and scratch vocals are all being recorded at the same time. Because Rubblebucket has such talented musicians and are so well rehearsed, it makes this possible. This has also required the use of every mic cable, stand and preamp in the studio and made for a complex patchbay.

Today we had a percussionist. He seems to own one of everything.

The keyboardist brought in a Hammond. We have a leslie which has never been hooked up to a hammond at the studio before, oddly enough. We use it for other things. We have so many keyboards already its hard to make room for more.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Carps were in the studio recording a 4 song ep. Jahmal Tonge brought in his sexy vintage vistalite drum kit cut his tracks with.
the carps 2
Neil White can be seen here laying down an overdub on an EMS polysynth.
the caprs 1
It was also a joy to mix this at Plantain. Look for this coming out on UrbNet Records.