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Thu - Feb 11, 2010 : 04:53 pm
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Session with Fatigi
So, last night we finished recording the first two songs from a band called Fatigi.  One of the best recording sessions ever.

So, on Tuesday evening, Adam, Christian, and Robert came in, with drums in hand, ready to get to work.

We tracked drums first, which, for my studio, is rare - mostly because drums can get monotonous with nothing but a click-track in your ears, and it's easy to lose your place - and also because most drummers I know aren't song-writers.  We're just guys who follow the band around, right?  *ba-dum CHA!*

So, anyway, Chrisitan tells me he can "get er' done", and proceeds to get his Tama Imperialstar set up.  It's immediately obvious that this dude knows how to whip these drums into shape.  From pushing the record button, to proclaiming the drum tracks "done", only about 30 minutes had passed, and we recorded the drums for 2 complete songs.  Yeah.. Chrisitan definitely has it going on.  Loved the sound of your set, man!  Sick rhythm skills, too!  You're welcome in the studio, anytime.

From there, we laid down Adam's guitar tracks, and right along with Christian, Adam nailed his parts with little effort.  Crazy good sounds coming from that guitar, too.  His tracks almost mixed themselves!   In fact, on Sand Crab Tweakers, we did absolutely nothing at all to the guitar tracks.  100% completely raw, and they sounded phenomenal.

Then there's Robert.  The tuning nazi, and perfectionist bass-player.  Every band needs one. ;-)  So he gets groovin and we're recording some low-end riffage, when I notice the recordings aren't coming out as good as I thought they should be.  Turns out the whole room was shaking to the bass, and we were all too deaf to notice at first!

Robert is also the vocalist, and when properly warmed up, he really nails it.

So, Tuesday evening, we finished Empty Nester, all but the bass tracks, and Wednesday evening, we finished Sand Crab Tweakers, as well as Empty Nesters...  Both nights, I was up mixing until around 3:00AM with a smile on my face.

Gooood times...

So, if anyone has the chance to go and hear Fatigi live, I, for one, wouldn't think twice.

Great session, guys!  Come back anytime!

Click here to listen to it!  (It's Fatigi - Sand Crab Tweakers in the samples list)