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All available Mike Andersen Sessions and premixes:

 

About the downloadable Mike A sessions:

All sessions for download are shorter edited versions of the original songs, or recording sessions.

They all feature the original tracks as they were recorded.

For import to a different DAW just import directly from the audio files folders.

(Percussion and sound effect tracks has not been treated by TUBE-TECH )

 

 

Songs:

 

City of Sin (LogicX)

Edited version featuring all tracks.

 

 

Mr.Drifter (LogicX)

Edited version featuring all tracks and full TUBE-TECH mix and master

 

Nothing Happened (PT10)

Edited version featuring all tracks and simple no effects TUBE-TECH mix and master

 

 

Raindrop in a Drought (LogicX)

Edited version featuring all tracks.

 

 

Take it out on Me (PT10)

Edited version featuring all tracks.

 

 

Walk You Home (LogicX)

Edited version featuring all tracks.

 

 

Instruments:

Drum Recording (LogicX)

Jens Kristian Dam plays the Ludwig Kit in Mike's small drum room.

Guitar Recording (PT10)

Mike recorded his guitar using 4 different microphones for evaluation.

 

 

Premixes and mixes:

( Masters have been limited. slightly.)

"City of Sin" Premst ITB

"Mr Drifter" TT Mix

"Mr Drifter" TT Mst

"Nothing Happened" TT Mix

"Nothing Happened" TT Mst

"Raindrop" Premix ITB

"Take it Out" Premix ITB

"Take it Out" Premst ITB

"Walk You Home" Premst ITB

 

 

Russel Elevado about Tube Gear

"Yes I do love tube gear but not necessarily as a preference. I like the way vintage tube and opto compressors sound and behave. I haven't found (or tried) many vca based compressors that I like. maybe what I favor is a vintage sound and most vca comps are too modern sounding. I don't mainly use compressors to control the level (exceptions again). I go for the actual sound of a particular compressor. and I don't consciously shy away from vca's. I do like the

TUBE-TECH 

LCA 2B !!..."

(Gearslutz Thread about Russels gear.)

 

 

Fireside Radio Chat with Russel

 

Russel Elevado has mixed a little more than half the tracks on "HOME"

 

Russel visited Denmark in September 2014 and we had the pleasure of his visit in JBo/TUBE-TECH Studio, where we discussed the recorded tracks and mastering issues.

 

Russel did not know all details about the recording process when mixing on his home setup, but he liked the sound of the tracks and loved the fact that there was no problems to solve. "The sound was nice and right all over and very little treatment was needed!"

 

TUBE-TECH Home Studio Recording

Danish top recording and touring artist Mike Andersen has recorded his new album at home using TUBE-TECH preamps and processing.

This is the full story about the recording of Danish Soul/Blues Singer, Guitar player, Songwriter Mike Andersen's 2014 album "HOME"

As the title indicates, the whole album is recorded at Mike's house in Århus, Denmark by Mike himself. For the recordings Mike has used 90% TUBE-TECH microphone preamps and processing. 

The majority of the songs has been mixed by New York based, legendary engineer/producer Russel Elevado, also on his home mixing setup. We have talked to Russel about the quality of the recorded tracks and Russel's statement was that "everything sounded really great!"

"HOME" is released over most of Europe and has received many very positive reviews.

 

Mike Andersen homepage: http://mikeandersen.com 

More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Andersen

 

Mike Andersen Band:

Mike Andersen: Vocal & guitar, Johannes Nørrelykke: Guitar, Kristian Fogh: Keys,

Kristian Kold: Bass, Jens Kristian Dam: Drums

 



First Song: Raidrop in a Drought

May 2014  - This is the first track that was released from the Mike Andersen

Home Studio recording project, featuring lots of TUBE-TECH recorded tracks.

Wonderful ballad, great sound! Mixed by the legendary Russel Elevado.

Congratulations Mike!

 

Download all tracks from "Raindrop in a Drought. Short edited version.( LogicX )

Premix of the edited version - ITB LogicX No Processing

 

 

 



Introduction to the Mike Andersen Home recording Project

 

For his previous releases Mike Andersen has been recording in various recording studios. 

This includes the award nominated album Echoes, mixed by Russel Elevado ( D'Angelo, Al Green, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, Erykah Badu, Roberta Flack, Blackalicious, and Common, to name a few.) 

 

This time Mike has been recording his new 2014 release at home,

using TUBE-TECH MP2A and PM1A preamps / DI's.

 

 

In the introduction videos featured here Mike shows us first his setup

and the rooms he uses for the recordings.

 

he also demonstrates  some of the tracks from the recording of the song:

" Don't leave me wanting you"

 

 

Many interesting solutions to home recording are presented and there's a lot to

learn for other project studio owners.

 

Here's some of the subjects: ( Scroll down to find the related articles.)

 

Simple drum recording in a small room.

The stairway used as a big live room and echo chamber.

Various tips on guitar recording including,

Recording distorted guitar sounds with a TUBE-TECH DI.

Top quality vocal processing.

Evaluate tracks recorded and processed with TUBE-TECH modular system RM2,

using the TUBE-TECH modular eq EM1A and compressor CM1A 

instead of plug ins!

Simple mixing of the recorded tracks using only TUBE-TECH gear.

 

 



First recording:

We had the priveledge to be at Mike's house during the first recordings for the song

"Walk You Home"

Here's the video where Mike guides us through the first recordings.

 

Check this out:

Drums recorded in the small studio room

Handclaps recorded at the stairs 

 

Listen to all tracks from " Walk You Home" 

Session: Download an edited version. (LogicX)

Premix of the edited version. ITB LogicX. No processing except a little limiting.

Waw samples:

Acc Gtr w. ambience, Bass Spaker rec W Ribbon, Bass Speaker rev w SM7, Drums ( ITB mix ), Handclaps recorded at the Stairway,

Rtm Gtr mix, Stereo Piano (Upright)



The sound of the TUBE-TECH Microphone Preamp's

Mike interviewed by Jesper Bo about A-B testing and the importance

of working in the studio for longer time with new preamps.

Mike also gives you his evaluation of the TUBE-TECH MP2A and PM1A pre's.

 

The sound of the TUBE-TECH microphone preamps/DI is featured heavily on 

"HOME"!

 

Bass, guitar, Horns, Piano, Key's + various additional recordings,

all are TUBE-TECH recorded:

 

"Nothing Happened":

Bass DI, Bass Reamped, Drums A, Drums B, Horns, Stereo Acc Piano A, Stereo Acc Piano B,

Acc Guitars, Distorted Gtr Rtm, Distorted Gtr Solo, Electric Rtm Gtr's"

 

"Walk You Home":

Acc Gtr w. ambienceBass Spaker rec W RibbonBass Speaker rev w SM7Drums ( ITB mix )Handclaps recorded at the Stairway,

Rtm Gtr mixStereo Piano (Upright)

 

"Take it Out on Me":

Acc Gtrs, Drums (ITB mix)

 

 



Guitar recording using TUBE-TECH Mic- Pre's

Here's a video where we compare the sound of 4 good microphones,

used for recording Mike's Gibson ES347 guitar through a Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp.

All recordings feature the TUBE-TECH PM1A microphone preamp.

 

The uncompressed sound files from the session:

Senheisser MD 441/ PM1A

Shure SM7 / PM1A

B+O Ribbon / PM1A

AEA R87 / PM1A

 

Session for download ( ProTools10 )

 

SoundCloud playlist of the 4 tracks:

 

 

 

 

 

Can You Record Distortion Guitar by Using Only TUBE-TECH DI?

You might not believe it but a TUBE-TECH mic.pre sounds pretty cool running heavily overloaded!

Mike has for several songs used the DI input of micpre PM1A for very cool recording of distorted guitar!

To "normalize" the extreme hot level output by the PM1A when overloaded, Mike used the CM1A compressor.

 

Here's a couple of sessions that features the DI recorded distortion guitar:

 

Session: "City of Sin" (LogicX)

Premix from the session. ITB LogicX  No processing, only a bit of limiter.

 

Session: "Nothing Happened" (PT10)

Waw Files: Rtm Distorted Gtr , Solo Distorted Gtr.

 

 

 



Drum Recording

Check out the drum tracks for the song: "Love will only Stretch so Far" 

recorded at Mike's home studio in the cellar of his house in Århus, Denmark.

 

Listen to the extremely full sound on all the TUBE-TECH recorded channels of this simple drum recording.

 

Session for Download (Logic X)

 

This session features all tracks from one of Mike A's drum recordings.

You can check in detail how a drum recording made in a very small

room can be great sounding, when you use the right mic's and preamps!



How does it sound with only very simple mix processing?

Here's a couple of songs for download where you can hear not only all the tracks, but also a simple TUBE-TECH produced mix.

 

"Nothing Happened"

Simple mix through the TUBE-TECH SSA2B summing amp, featuring only Classic Channel on vocals, no other processing apart from

TUBE-TECH parallel mixbus processing using a little eq and the SMC2B multiband compressor:

 

Nothing Happened mix      

Nothing Happened Master ( Slightly Limited)

 

 "Nothing Happened"Session (Pro Tools 10)

(Mix and slightly limited master tracks are included in the session.)

 

" Mr Drifter" 

Full mix also featuring SSA2B, but with more eq and compression + mixbus processing featuring eq and SMC2B.

 

Mr Drifter Mix

Mr Drifter Master

 

"Mr.Drifter" Session (LogicX)

(Mix and slightly limited master tracks are included in the session.)



Hardware or Plug-ins

In this interview Mike talks about the process of using a TUBE-TECH RM2 Rack

with EM1A eq and CM1A compressor for processing and re-recording

instead of doing it with plug-ins.

 

After a little experimenting Mike ended up being so pleased with the EM1A and CM1A action that he used the modules in the recording process.

This has worked out great and saved Mike a lot of production time + made sure all tracks worked perfect for mixing.

 

This can easily be heard by listening to some of the unprocessed sessions and

premixes uploaded to this page.

 



After the recordings.

Jesper Bo interviewed Mike about the proces after the album was finished.




 

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