I chased a lead on the internet the other day to look at a guitar. It sure looked great and I was hopeful it would be a new addition to my sound. While it failed to make an impression on me, the owner did not. He had tape decks, 4-tracks, speakers, turntables - crazy stuff he said he found at flea markets. In fact, while I was testing the guitar, he was busy with a screw driver ripping into some sort of amplifier. While we were chatting I spotted some TDK cassettes still in the wrapper. I asked about them and he said, "They are my private stash and not for sale." I could understand this as cassettes are a bit difficult to find and expensive these days. He did say he had some he could give me though. He had about 60 cassettes that he picked up from a school for the blind. He said, "They seem brand new but on close inspection they all appear to have stories narrated on them, but I think just one pass so they should still sound OK." Well, long story short, I'm glad he gave them to me as I was in the mood to break out the Yamaha MT4X cassette 4-Track machine.
Song: A reflection
Machine: Yamaha MT4X, bounced to Pro Tools First and finished
Pre-amp: Art Tube Pre (the one with presets for about $75)
Microphone: Audio Technica 4033
Lead Guitar: 1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard through Fender Blues and Roland RE-20 echo
Rhythm Guitar: 1963 Gibson B-25
Bass: 1970s Univox (Beatle copy)
Drums: brushes on 1960s Ludwig snare and off brand German hi-hats, 18" Buffalo frame drum
Keys: Yamaha console piano
Percussion: claves, Ludwig tambourine with skin
Mixed and mastered by Warren Gardiner at Gardiner Audio in Melbourne, AUS. Please reach out to him if you are in need of mixing and mastering services. His rates are reasonable and he does excellent listening!