We’ve been gushing over Every Time I Die’s stellar new record From Parts Unknown for quite some time now. Have you seriously not listened to it yet? Turn off the Nicki Minaj video and get your rock on, brotha!
Anyway, one of my favorite parts of the Creative Live course that Kurt Ballou hosted a few months back were those concerning tracking of vocals. Kurt spoke quite a bit about how engineers really do need to do things differently to get singers relaxed in the studio: like turning down the lights, clearing out the rest of the band, and establishing a one-on-one connection between performer and capturer. As Kurt said, singers truly need to put all of their physicality into their performance to create magic – not unlike instrumentalists, but like, these dudes are also screaming their behinds off.
So it’s cool to have another little peak into watching how Kurt records singers, and this time it is ETID throatsmith Keith Buckley. We also get some pretty personal details from Buckley about how life circumstances changed his approach to writing vocal parts.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, you’re not the only one seeing those sweet Motörheadphönes for the first time. Whoever came up with that one… what a goddamn great idea.