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Studio

So, my band has been working really hard for it seems like the past year. We've been recording our record in our home studio and it has been quite the bumpy process with many many trials and tribulations, but alas, we are finally making substantial progress.
1toe
For Long Tomorrow


We're a 4 piece instrumental group from Michigan. We play a really cool style of post-rock with some post-metal and progressive stuff. I really enjoy it and we've been playing for about a year and a half or two years now.
2Enemies
We've Been Talking


We finished writing for our first release about a year ago, so we thought it would be a good time to start thinking about recording and releasing an album
3Oceansize
Frames


We decided to go the route of an in-home studio environment and DIY it so we could take as much time as we needed. Everyone in the group works full-time and we needed to save some cash and have as much time as we need.
4Cult of Luna
Somewhere Along the Highway


We most certainly rushed into it right away... We just threw some mics on a drum-kit and made some really horrendous click tracks that I didn't play over top of very well.
5MONO
Hymn to the Immortal Wind


We (the rest of my band) essentially just overlooked the meh sounding drum tracks and moved on to guitars
6Jaga Jazzist
What We Must


Well, it turns out that if we couldnt get shit for drum tone, we would definitely have a hard time with guitar tone.
7If These Trees Could Talk
Red Forest


We threw down some horrendous guitar tracks before deciding to call it quits on the recording (which had taken about two months up til that point).
8Hammock
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo


For the sake of not wasting two months, we decided to try and salvage one track that was passable. I had an internship at a post-production studio, and I took the tracks there and spent about a month editing them and somehow came out with a decent sounding track. It isnt nearly up to the quality we want it to be at, but nonetheless, it is passable.
9Sigur Ros
Valtari


After abandoning recording, we played a few shows with our buddies in Locktender and Coma Regalia which were very fun and we met lots of cool people and impressed a few, I may add.
10Russian Circles
Enter


We chipped in a bit of cash to buy acoustic foaming for our home-studio and we spend the next few weeks putting it up and sound-testing everything in the room.
11The Ocean
Pelagial (Instrumental)


We decided to give it another go, with a little more experience under our belt, and a different, more picky, mindset.
12Scale the Summit
The Collective


So yeah, I made better click tracks, we set up drums, and very very carefully mic'd them and got the tone we wanted, and I laid down some stellar tracks that i am proud of.
13Pelican
Australasia


Next we set up the guitar rig and mic'd it (which was very tricky). It took us weeks to get a great tone, but we did get it using an AKG 1000e, and SM57, and a Sennheiser 906 on a Fender 4x10 Blues DeVille (using a Godin core guitar)
14Mogwai
Young Team


We took a few sessions laying down tracks for one guitarist and that's where we are today.
15ISIS
Panopticon


It's been an incredibly long, arduous journey, but we are finally making some headway and I'm looking forward to recording the other guitarist and the bassist.
16Slint
Spiderland


The other guitarist uses a Telecaster on a Twin Reverb, and our bassist uses a Bass VI actually and its pretty cool (and gay) but it handles distortion very very well.
17Talk Talk
Laughing Stock


Here's the track that we released.. sadly it is the most simple of our tracks (which isn't a bad thing, it just isn't really THAT indicative of our style) http://rootsandruins.bandcamp.com/
18God Is An Astonaut
All is Violent, All is Bright
19Cynic
Carbon-Based Anatomy


List is a conglomeration of what we sound like (i guess)
20American Football
American Football
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