• Christian F. Steen

Normally the approach for recording songs is done by tracking each individual of the band separately, starting with the drummer. The question then becomes the implementation of tempo maps or/and a click track for additional control of the production. This is an excellent way of producing records, to get everything working perfectly together in regards to the rhythmical aspects of the music, and working on sounds and the performance of each individual. However, this might not be the best approach in every possible scenario. I recently tracked the majority of band live in the studio, without a click and with few mics. While you might loose the traditionally preferred aspects of tracking one at the time, you also gain some features. Capturing players at the same time makes them play of each other, and the spontaneous creativity gets more room to come out. The process also goes a lot quicker since everyone is tracking at the same time. This sort of implies that the band needs to be well rehearsed, since the post-editing prosess should be kept to a minimum in regards to phase-issues. The band is called Irish Vikings, and they play irish traditional songs with a Norwegian Norse aesthetic. We finished 9 songs in two days, and the prosess was very pleasant. To finish things of, later sessions were set up, to track vocals, leads and overdubs. I really enjoy different perspectives in regards to producing music, where the aim is to adapt to the people you are working for.

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  • Christian F. Steen

So, just starting the new years with some awesome bass tracking for the band Moron Police. You should definitely check out their other albums The Propaganda Machine and Defenders of The Small Yard if you're up for some funk/punk/metal goes Zappa on hyperdrive kind of thing. Sounds confusing? Well, it's not, it's just tons of fun! The album will probably be out out this year, and it will feature a range of different styles and some bass shredding, that is for sure.

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  • Christian F. Steen

Well, here we are. It's about time, is it not? Finishing of productions, bachelor-degree and work in time for Christmas, barely. And in midst the chaos, i got some help from a good friend to get this going! Website has all the info needed for future clients and collaborators. This blog will contain status-updates and ramblings of different varieties, mostly geeky stuff. As you see in the photo, I'm super excited.

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