Steve Levine Talks about the DS-DAC 100

The ever knowledgeable Steve Levine gives his take on some new technology from Korg. Once you have recorded to 96k this allows you to listening back with no loss of quality. The Band are The Lottery Winners, and I wish you could hear the whole song…. They recorded it so effortlessly.


Steinberg Studio Sessions – Deniz Koyu

Shot near Dusseldorf with the fab Chris Barker and Will Seelig
It was a new set up for Deniz, but that didn’t phase him. This is typical of the series for Steinberg, either the artist makes a track from scratch or takes an old one and tells you what and why they effected their music in the way they did. Travelling light (as most of our glass, and bodies) have to travel in handbagage…….. so just the 4 cameras then 🙂 Audio into a Tascam DR680

Mac DeMarco – Eating Like A Kid (Roland Sessions)

I must admit I hadn’t heard of Mac before I walked into this rented flat he had in Shoreditch. Jamie @ Roland has a brilliant eye for; and super way with; Artists, that means he gets opportunities to get unreleased content like this. Shot and edited basically the same day. Edius for the visuals and Sonar for some mixing of the audio. Into the Tascam DR-40 from a Rode NT1a, and a Red5 dynamic mic hanging over the cute amp.

Luke Solomon for Future Music/Steinberg feature

Shot and turned round pretty quick for new Future Music Youtube channel. They are going to be putting a lot of content up every week. So very happy to be a (small) part of that new direction! Shot with multiple Canon DSLR’s, a GoPro2 and something else on the screen. Audio into Tascam – getting both clean track and vocal.

Shuffler – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / Alphabet St

One of many great tracks recorded at this session in a great studio with a great engineer. Brilliant group made up of some of the UK’s best session players. Multicam with Canon DSLR’s, dusted off my old Canon XH-A1 (going direct into a laptop however) and a Nikon DSLR in the very capable hands of Jon Phillips. Love the smiles and the joy these players have at making a track sound just right.

Young Drummer of the Year Competition Promo

Mike Dolbear and Ade Holbrook’s brilliant Young Drummer of the Year competition. Giving the ten finalists a chance to perform on a big stage and get to meet and learn from top US/UK professional musicians. Took a feed (SD) from the cams feeding the rear projection as well as multiple DSLR’s around the kits. Audio direct from the desk into the XH-A1 at the back of the hall. Interview mics were the Giant Squid into Yamaha Pocketrak & the fantastic HHB Flashmic, with a cardioid head – very handy for noisy situations. Very happy to have grabbed a Cambridge United hero in Dion Dublin afterwards too!