Elkhart, Indiana – based Lavine came to Sweetwater Studios a while back to do their first project with engineer Bobby Dellarocco – a four-song EP, which was recorded and mixed in three days in Studio A. Lavine has come back to Sweetwater Studios to work on their second project with Bobby, this time a three-song EP.
The members of Lavine are guitarists Dylan and Dayne Ferguson, bassist Freddy Buckingham, drummer/percussionist Nic Kingsbury, and lead singer Ben Rich.
Since decisions made during tracking have an impact on the final mix, we wanted to tell you about a couple of the decisions made at the tracking stage, and invite you to listen to the singles (available on Spotify, Apple music, and other digital music outlets and see if you can figure out how the band and their engineer chose to record those parts. Some of the guitar parts were recorded through an amp, while other were recorded through a Line 6 Helix, for each song, depending on the requirements of the song.
Listen and see if you can hear the difference. All of the vocals were recorded with a Manley Reference Gold microphone with a Rupert Neve 5052 preamp and a Retro Instruments 176. However, some of the background vocals were recorded with one singer on the mic at a time, and others were recorded with more than one singer on the microphone. Having a group on a single mic yields a different sound to the background vocals – listen for yourself, and see id you can determine how background vocals were recorded on the different songs. Learn more about Lavine at: https://officiallavine.com and on Spotify.