Updated: Aug 19, 2018
February 19th and 20th 2018 were amazing days for me. I pulled together all the Stems from the 12 songs I've been recording at Bellows, and went to Creation Audio in Minneapolis to record strings.
I work in LOGIC. The session at Creation is Pro Tools.
Adi Yeshaya realized and orchestrated all the string parts on 10 pieces.
I gave him general word phrases, to describe the feeling I wanted on each song,
and left it up to him for top lines, phrasings and harmonies.
Haunting, Sexy, Film Noir . . .
I would get MIDI Mockups from Adi to hear the direction over a 2 month period.
The takes were always perfect.
We started working on this early December 2017.
The strings were recorded over 2 days February 19th and 20th 2018.
We recorded a quintet. STRINGenius.
It was serious tracking and listening.
Intonation, rhythm and phrasing.
The musicians were so talented at this. It's a headphone mix.
We did sections at a time - and 3 passes typically to stack up the harmonies or parts.
The string players would sometimes switch parts, or seats, and record a new pass.
This was done to achieve a large, lush sound. Or to cut when I need it.
Creation Audio Minneapolis
Miles Hanson - Engineer