The Elrics

A great day recording this emerging Oxford rock band. They have a killer sound – a bit of Placebo, Oasis and Suede…


We recorded drums, bass and rhythm guitars LIVE for two tracks, and then overdubbed some more guitars and vocals. The Elrics had a clear vision of what they wanted to sound like, which made recording and mixing a dream.

I tried out the R1 ribbon mic, compressed to a paste, as a room mic for the live band sound. Sweeeeet. Everything else was pretty much the same as the Lazare recording! SM7b on vocals though, pushed quite heavily through the Pre73 preamp for as much character as possible. Snare was also crunched through the pre73, which I’d never tried before.

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