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The Recording Process

Frank the Tank

Frank the Tank

All the songs on Everybody’s Got A Story (EGAS) were recorded in February 2008 at Jeremy’s place in Ottawa. We had Duane, Jeremy’s buddy from Montreal, record everything on standalone multitrack recorder. Duane was our recording engineer, producer, mixer, fixer, and masterer.

The whole process of laying down the tracks took place over a single weekend. We set up on Friday night thinking we’d just get all our instruments, amps, mics and cables setup. Then we’d jam around to get all the level’s balanced and then we’d start recording Saturday. We’ll we managed to get everything going fast enough Friday night that we ended up recording two of the 8 songs on the disc that night before calling it quits.

I can only give you a description of the gear I used and I’ll let my bandmates add the list of their gear if they feel like it. I think I only used two guitars for the entire recording – my Michael Kelly hybrid – and an Acoustic Norman guitar. I might have used another of my guitars – a PRS SE Soarbar II, but I’m not sure. My electric was run through a Tube Screamer pedal and into my Traynor YCV40 clean channel. This is the exact setup I use live. The idea for this was we all used our live rig setups for the recording so that our album would sound the same as us live.


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