We spent this weekend and the last at Wally Sound laying down live musical performances onto reel to reel tape. 2 inch tape to be exact. 16 tracks.
The tape rolled, we played and our time art of making music was preserved on magnetized iron oxide particles. There was the occasional punch (a part re-recorded onto the tape) but in essence our performances were continuous and live.
It takes discipline and technique to record this way.
No digital wizardry for this band of talented musicians. Well, not until mixdown. Even then we will not touch the performance. We will not adjust or “correct” notes nor pitch shift or auto tune or quantize.
We like keeping it real.
Photo of Wally and Mags courtesy of our own GDub aka Gary Wium