ALBUM '4X4' BY HIS SON ELROY
SOUND ENGINEERING, MIXING & MASTERING
The band His Son Elroy were invited by Borbonesa to record a soundtrack to be released as part of the quarterly Natural Wonder publication ‘Turtle Soup’. This printed work contains written articles, illustrations, art prints and music and each issue was intrinsically linked to a variant realm of the Natural World. Sixteen songs were written, split into 4 overall themes and pressed as four 3-inch coloured compact discs.
My main role for the project was chief sound engineer responsible for setting up the recording sessions for the band, arranging and recording session musicians, editing, mixing and mastering the music, and preparing the recordings for pressing.
SKILLS - Sound editing / mixing / session recording
COMMUNICATION - musicians / collaboration
SOFTWARE - Cakewalk / Soundforge / Sonar / Reason
HARDWARE- SP 202 / PC / Soundblaster / AKG C3000B / Foster 4 Track / Kopykat
Ian Whitmore: lyrics & vocals
Lee Shearman: guitar, bass, percussion, sampling
Matt Fleming: guitar
David Yaghoobi: backing vocals, guitar
Adam Atkins lead guitar (track 16) / Rohan Chadwick cello (tracks 2 and 4) Gemma Collins oboe (track 5) / Chris Cook sitar (track 2) / Laura Coxeter vocals (track 7) / Alex Sebley trumpet (track 16) / Alistair Strachen played cornet (tracks 9 and 11). Tracks 1-16 recorded / mixed by Lee Shearman