My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

31 - My Recording Career, Part 2: From 1973 to 2020

November 27, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 31
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
31 - My Recording Career, Part 2: From 1973 to 2020
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
31 - My Recording Career, Part 2: From 1973 to 2020
Nov 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 31
Doug Fearn

This is a continuation of the story of my recording career, starting where Part 1 (Episode 30) ends in 1973 and covers the following years, up to 2020. During that time, my studio went from 8- to 16- to 24-track, more sophisticated equipment was added, and I moved to a much larger building. After my studio-ownership days, I continued recording, on location or in other studios. In 1993 I introduced the first studio product I designed, the VT-1 single-channel vacuum tube mic preamp.

Since 2007 I have been recording in a studio carved out of the D.W. Fearn parts storage space, which has been continually revised, upgraded, and refined.

Throughout this two-part series, I describe not only the equipment and facilities, but also the recording techniques I used, which reflected the type of music I was recording, and the evolving technology.

Many elements of this story could be expanded into an episode of its own. If you would like to hear more about an aspect, please let me know.

Thank you for all your great comments and feedback. This episode was the result of listener feedback. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for future episodes, please contact me at [email protected]

This podcast was recorded with an AEA R44CXE microphone into a D.W. Fearn VT-2 mic preamp, into a VT-4 Equalizer and VT-7 Compressor. The converter is a Merging Technologies Hapi and the software is Pyramix. The original recording was made at 96kHz sample rate, 24-bit PCM.

You can subscribe to this podcast through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and many other podcast providers.

Show Notes

This is a continuation of the story of my recording career, starting where Part 1 (Episode 30) ends in 1973 and covers the following years, up to 2020. During that time, my studio went from 8- to 16- to 24-track, more sophisticated equipment was added, and I moved to a much larger building. After my studio-ownership days, I continued recording, on location or in other studios. In 1993 I introduced the first studio product I designed, the VT-1 single-channel vacuum tube mic preamp.

Since 2007 I have been recording in a studio carved out of the D.W. Fearn parts storage space, which has been continually revised, upgraded, and refined.

Throughout this two-part series, I describe not only the equipment and facilities, but also the recording techniques I used, which reflected the type of music I was recording, and the evolving technology.

Many elements of this story could be expanded into an episode of its own. If you would like to hear more about an aspect, please let me know.

Thank you for all your great comments and feedback. This episode was the result of listener feedback. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for future episodes, please contact me at [email protected]

This podcast was recorded with an AEA R44CXE microphone into a D.W. Fearn VT-2 mic preamp, into a VT-4 Equalizer and VT-7 Compressor. The converter is a Merging Technologies Hapi and the software is Pyramix. The original recording was made at 96kHz sample rate, 24-bit PCM.

You can subscribe to this podcast through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and many other podcast providers.