We had our first night of recording at Kevin Gutierrez’ Assembly Line Studios last night in Vienna. We were all thoroughly impressed with his ears, his skill, and most of all his efficiency. Even in professional studios, recording can grind to a halt when you have an engineer who can’t shake a buzz out of the system, or get a microphone placement just right. This was not the case with Kevin. Every need was filled instantly, he was able to perform on-the-fly editing faster than we could have re-run a take, and the sounds were almost too good to be true.
We were able to get two songs’ worth of rhythm tracks in the can, and a third well underway for touch-ups tonight. I’m looking forward to sponging up as much as I can in the way of tips and tricks from Kevin. We’d certainly recommend him if you’re in the area (or in L.A. where he works part-time as well) and in need of a well-equipped, well-manned studio.