Author Archives: jamesIvey

New toys for Vocals, Drums & Guitars

OK so no updates for ages then 2 in as many hours.I just wanted to share some of our new toys with you. Some bigger than others. For drums: I tried out the new Shure Beta 91A and did a … Continue reading

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500 Series Workhorse Cube

This is the very cute Workhorse Cube by Radial.  With the rise of new 500 series  (lunchbox) units the Cube is a way to get into this format very cost effectively. It allows you to install three 500 series modules … Continue reading

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Something old something new.

Ok so it’s been a while since I have had a moment to put fingers to keys for a blog post but that’s not to say it’s been quiet. January saw me off to LA for the NAMM show. Thanks … Continue reading

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Some of our latest work!

So here it is. As most of you know I play drums in a band called The Talent, so this project was more than just a job for the studio (which I always take very seriously) it was a labour … Continue reading

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The 5 rules for trade shows.

I have “worked” at a lot of trade shows and events, and I continue to do so. I love it. Now, a lot of my peers are sick to death of shows. I really enjoy them. I strongly believe there … Continue reading

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New studio Toys part 2.

I was lucky enough to be asked back to work for Avid at  the NAMM show in California this January. I had a fantastic show, met and saw some amazing musicians and performances and took every opportunity to SHOP. Sadly … Continue reading

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That classic modern sound.

I have been working on an album of material for myself this week. All covers of tunes that I love to play or sing (or both). In recording my version of The Beatles “Paperback Writer” I decided to go all … Continue reading

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New toys arrive.

Those of you who have worked with me will know I am particularly fond of Sontronics microphones. Well they have come up trumps again. I have just received (thanks Trevor and Lisa) 2 new Sontronics STC-1 pencil condensers. I was … Continue reading

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Eleven Rack Demo at Absolute Music

Way back in June 2011 the Avid UK demo team of David Atkinson, Sonny Williamson, Russ Hughes and myself made our way down to the south coast to visit Absolute Music in Poole. Sonny melted faces with the M Audio … Continue reading

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Guerilla Recording at its best.

Sometimes there is just no time to get the guys into the studio. I wanted to add some more keyboard tracks to the next ‘Talent’ studio offering (available soon). So at Saturday nights gig at the ‘Colosseum’ in Watford we … Continue reading

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