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.


Spike Edney shows some love for his live ‘Queen’ rig

Last minute – like ‘what are you doing this afternoon James?’ dash to Hammersmith Odeon to meet one of the all time unsung heroes of the session and touring landscape of the last 3 maybe 4 decades…. Spike Edney.

Shot with the usual 5d MkII and 550d with a GoPro for braces… Zoom R16 picking up the outs on the keys. Korg re-did the edit in house.

Fantastic to hear someone play those riffs in from of you. I had rather a big grin behind the camera.

Jem Godfrey Demos Korg Kronos

The wonderful biscuit loving keyboard wizard Jem Godfrey takes Korg’s new 9 engined workstation for a spin round the block.

Filmed at Wise Buddah Studios in London at the end of August. Using a couple of DSLR’s with the audio routed to the lovely monitors in the room and my recorder, Jem is wearing my tie-clip of choice (when I can get power to it!) DPA 4061.

Fantastic couple of hours of filming – Jem can just rattle through these things, as he is genuinely passionate and excited about the product.

Max Helyer from You Me At Six with the VOX Series 55 Guitar

A quick interview at soundcheck, this time at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Max very generously gave us time before the show to talk about his new favourite thing….

Shot again with Canon DSLRs and a GoPro for the wide shot that doesn’t really get a look in. Audio from a Rode NT55 stuck way at the back of the stage where the AC30 was. Tie clip on Max-  DPA4061 recorded into R16

Scott of Cancer Bats for Vox Guitars

Charming Scott gave a quick interview for Korg/Vox UK about his guitar.
Plus gave plenty of time and attention to us getting some ‘live’ looking shots and portraits at soundcheck.
Taken at Academy 2 Birmingham. Thanks once again goes to the lighting guy – who switched everythng on for me, and left it on.
And also hats off to my new friend Rubén Navarro Martín – who was shooting his first cover… with my lights 🙂