For us, digital recording loses some of the artistry originally inherent in music production. As yet another casualty of the digital age, the subtlety of the human eardrum has been replaced with an icy microprocessor, guitar amps are now another smartphone app, and delicate vocal cords are often overdriven with all-manner of pitch correction.
Being the most avid of music devotees, we accept the challenge to restore the artistry of music production by ushering in the newest of our varied compilation series, dubbed simply, “Analog Sessions.”
Recording live without the safety of a digital overdub is risky for artists of any caliber; happily, talent is alive and well. This record is an eclectic mix of both catalogued and original songs from some of the finest acts in Texas.
Hand Drawn Records upcoming compilation, “Analog Sessions, Volume 1” was recorded live to ¼” analog tape on a vintage TASCAM Model 42 reel-to-reel deck and matching M-600 32/16-channel mixing console at Deep Ellum’s storied Ferralog Recording Studios over the course of four months in the spring of 2015. The tape was then mastered and processed through a direct-to-vinyl cutting lathe and reproduced on vinyl record presses in Dallas, Texas.
Andrew Tinker // Brandon Callies Band // Bravo Max! // Exit 380 // The Orange // Salim Nourallah // The Screaming Thieves // Robert Cody Maxwell and the Gentlemen Vain // The Roomsounds // Un Chien // Whiskey Folk Ramblers
ARTISTS: Andrew Tinker, Brandon Callies Band, Bravo Max!, Exit 380, The Orange, Salim Nourallah, The Screaming Thieves, Robert Cody Maxwell and the Gentlemen Vain, The Roomsounds, Un Chien, Whiskey Folk Ramblers
ALBUM: Analog Sessions, Volume 1 // Vinyl Compilation
RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2015
PRODUCT: 12″ LP: Vinyl (Special Packaging: Retro-Uncoated 20-Point Cardboard Jacket, Inner Sleeve Full Printed Liner Notes)