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Comping guitar tracks with Clayton Keiber of Eldridge Rodriguez fame. He's still a very down to earth guy.
01/25/2022

Comping guitar tracks with Clayton Keiber of Eldridge Rodriguez fame. He's still a very down to earth guy.

Control Room 2 Pano
09/01/2021

Control Room 2 Pano

Photos from Bluetone Studio's post
09/01/2021

Photos from Bluetone Studio's post

To a Rock n Roll Ghost…
07/24/2021

To a Rock n Roll Ghost…

First accordion trip yesterday. Lovely instrument.
04/11/2021

First accordion trip yesterday. Lovely instrument.

This was a great setup.  Coles 4038 near, RCA-77DX distance...both into cloud lifters...and a Neumann m-147 behind the g...
07/03/2020
15 Second Crush (Kudgel Cover)- Eldridge Rodriguez

This was a great setup. Coles 4038 near, RCA-77DX distance...both into cloud lifters...and a Neumann m-147 behind the guitar and aimed at the body. For vocals we used an RE-20 into a VoxBox...offset so the singer wasn't going directly into it. So we didn't need an pop-filter or de-essing. The RE-20 was perfect for a non-direct address. An amazing, versatile, inexpensive mic.

25 days ago David and I went into his Bluetone Studios in Somerville, MA to record a few tracks and film the session for posterity while maintaining a safe social distance. Clayton is currently editi

I documented the safe studio process we've been using at Bluetone for the last few weeks. Essentially involves defining ...
06/21/2020
Bluetone Studio - Safe Recording Protocols

I documented the safe studio process we've been using at Bluetone for the last few weeks. Essentially involves defining Artist Space and Engineer Space to maintain social distance. It also covers how to manage surfaces and equipment -- mic quarantining, for instance.

Posting for anyone interested in how safe recording can be done. Also if anyone has ideas or solutions that have worked for them, I'd love to talk!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16fApDESHgCW5_nnuWyA2QK5mlkNxxEwrLn_CXNPYA4c/edit?usp=sharing

Bluetone Studio Safe Recording Protocols General Bluetone Studio is located in a building with other businesses so there are common areas (hallways, restrooms). Building management requires everyone to wear a mask in all common areas. The building common areas are cleaned by professional staff 5...

Falling for the mid-side stereo miking. Requires almost no phase correction and is ideal for a single instrument. Not su...
06/15/2020

Falling for the mid-side stereo miking. Requires almost no phase correction and is ideal for a single instrument. Not super wide but much easier than AB or XY. Dennis doing some smooth brushwork helped too...

Studio Rat Confessional. I think I may love an aesthetically beautiful setup more than I like the actual music. Is that ...
06/09/2020

Studio Rat Confessional. I think I may love an aesthetically beautiful setup more than I like the actual music. Is that wrong?

Every once in a while I still get to shred...
06/07/2020

Every once in a while I still get to shred...

We hosted a freelance video shoot earlier this year for an Eldridge Rodriguez single. It’s on Big Takeover Magazine now.
03/09/2020

We hosted a freelance video shoot earlier this year for an Eldridge Rodriguez single. It’s on Big Takeover Magazine now.

Dear Friends and Enemies, Big Takeover Magazine has premiered the video for Eldridge Rodriguez's "Your Dead Boyfriend." Featuring Sarah Borges
It's flashy, it's got Gorillas.
Go check it out, NOW!
http://bigtakeover.com/news/VideoPremiereYourDeadBoyfriendbyEldridgeRodriguez
Thank you Jen Dan Jack Rabid and Big Takeover Magazine for the showcase.
Thanks to those who took the time to offer their skills
Directed and Cinematography by Patrick Ruth
Edited by Patrick Breen
Every other Crew Position and Gorilla Performance by Jeff Tanger

Laura England Klain running the board for The Daylilies. You wanna keep a session moving? Put a woman on the trigger!
02/26/2020

Laura England Klain running the board for The Daylilies. You wanna keep a session moving? Put a woman on the trigger!

Dining with The Daylilies!
02/26/2020

Dining with The Daylilies!

The first record I produced entirely at bluetone. One or two more and I’ll peak I swear.http://rockandrollfables.com/eld...
01/30/2020
Eldridge Rodriguez Deliver New Alternative Masterpiece, Album Of The Year Contender With Slightest of Treason

The first record I produced entirely at bluetone. One or two more and I’ll peak I swear.

http://rockandrollfables.com/eldridge-rodriguez-deliver-new-alternative-masterpiece-album-of-the-year-contender-with-slightest-of-treason/

It’s too early into 2020 to declare a record one of the best of the year, yeah? Well, if it’s not uncouth to do so then I’d like to submit the long awaited new full-length from Bo…

Odd...it took four hours to take down the old setup and a mere 6 weeks later the control room is mostly operational agai...
09/03/2019

Odd...it took four hours to take down the old setup and a mere 6 weeks later the control room is mostly operational again. At least the Focals are back on line anyway.

Gonna look super, studio.
07/19/2019

Gonna look super, studio.

07/19/2019

Tisket came back with a thousand other heroes we needed from My Bloody Valentine to General Hospital. But these guys are gonna make me really happy until the dead tech gentrification machine rolls though here.

Refugee, This Must Be the Place, Across 110th Street
07/14/2019

Refugee, This Must Be the Place, Across 110th Street

“Now we’re here whatta we do?”— J Mascis, Life Coach
07/04/2019

“Now we’re here whatta we do?”
— J Mascis, Life Coach

03/27/2019
Starting the new Eldridge Rodriguez record.

Started basic tracks for the new ER record with the new Martin. I cropped the first 9 minutes of the song where he just kinda goes on like that for 15 or 20 minutes.

Dueling 70s Memory Mens. Big as toasters, fuzzy as teddy bears.
02/25/2019

Dueling 70s Memory Mens. Big as toasters, fuzzy as teddy bears.

We had The Daylilies in this weekend with the unflappable Mike Quinn at the controls for a 9 song sprint.
02/11/2019

We had The Daylilies in this weekend with the unflappable Mike Quinn at the controls for a 9 song sprint.

02/08/2019

Got our Fully Executed Lease today. Looks like we’re back for another 4 seasons.

The Beatings surveillance cam. Lotta chatter about a “New Destroyer”...Recommend we put a drone over professor green the...
02/03/2019

The Beatings surveillance cam. Lotta chatter about a “New Destroyer”...

Recommend we put a drone over professor green there.

The Beatings in advance of their goodbye reunion farewell hiatus show in March.
01/19/2019

The Beatings in advance of their goodbye reunion farewell hiatus show in March.

Pre-production sessions with Mr. Airplane Man.
12/02/2018

Pre-production sessions with Mr. Airplane Man.

Margaret catching stars in the booth earlier tonight.
10/20/2018

Margaret catching stars in the booth earlier tonight.

Reamping tracks for that big Eldridge Rodriguez guitar sound.
10/16/2018

Reamping tracks for that big Eldridge Rodriguez guitar sound.

4th of July “cookout” with Margaret of Mr. Airplane Man — listening to masters for her new solo project. Lotsa hypnotic ...
07/07/2018

4th of July “cookout” with Margaret of Mr. Airplane Man — listening to masters for her new solo project. Lotsa hypnotic guitar loops and chilled, reverby vox. And topanga canyon bird samples. Not sure when she’s releasing but it’s gonna be good.

Final touch on the “dream strip” — A Neve tape emulator with their soulmelting Silk circuit.API pre - of courseELI DerrE...
06/16/2018

Final touch on the “dream strip” — A Neve tape emulator with their soulmelting Silk circuit.

API pre - of course

ELI DerrEsser - set for a slick harmonic trick for bass

Chandler EQ and Compressor - so many controls you need a magnifying glass to use them.

IC Little Brute Opto Limiter - despite the unfortunate name is kind and clean and gives a f**kton of late stage gain to the strip.

Clack!

Red hot sax tracking this week with Joe from the Downtown Boys for the ER record. Coles 4038 into the API channel strip ...
06/16/2018

Red hot sax tracking this week with Joe from the Downtown Boys for the ER record. Coles 4038 into the API channel strip sounded great. And the kid can blow...so that helped.

Old friend, Joe DeGeorge of Downtown Boys was nice enough to come into Bluetone Studio last night and blow his horn on the new record. Fun night.

05/10/2018
A rare shot of the live room, pre-session thanks to Ajda Snyder
05/08/2018

A rare shot of the live room, pre-session thanks to Ajda Snyder

A few shots from Ajda Snyder's and Mike Quinn's marathonical session here at the end of april.  Fun times had by all.
05/08/2018

A few shots from Ajda Snyder's and Mike Quinn's marathonical session here at the end of april. Fun times had by all.

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Finishing touches at Bluetone Studio
3/4th of us at Bluetone Studio today tracking.
Thanks again to Bridget of Crooked Horse for coming in today to play on the new album. She’s amazing. at Bluetone Studio
We’re at Bluetone Studio today! The incredibly talented Bridget Nault of Crooked Horse is here putting accordion on some of the new tracks for the upcoming album. Sounds the absolute best!!
Recording new track tentatively titled “The Ghost of Emily Post” at Bluetone Studio tonight. Making stuff. We made it.
vocals at Bluetone Studio. singles in the works. new album imminent. tea “with”our old friend El Vortex. be safe.
Clayton tracking at Bluetone Studio
Clayton’s in here somewhere recording the guitars. Dave is behind the controls... I’ve assumed my position prone on the couch. Back at Bluetone Studio working on the new batch.
New album shaping up nicely. Expect it later this year. At Bluetone Studio.
Boston's Ex-Hyena's latest remix record is out! Crafting dystopian dance music for the inevitable end times. Folk Physics Downcity Armory Emerald Comets Bluetone Studio Kennedy Studios Tequila Sirens Mastered here by Mat Leffler-Schulman https://ex-hyena.bandcamp.com/album/eight-days-of-shades-remixes-ep?fbclid=IwAR2JJ7XD3VSj0lTzEUhXu3L0KFZ0rGn11Kp_ukLyHXLvM0T3VhYiqwe8PQw
The last of the tracks we recorded at Bluetone Studio for kicks. Neil Young cover. Playlist at the soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/eldridge-rodriguez/after-the-gold-rush-neil-young
We have a threefer of tracks from our Bluetone Studio Session; "Physic Darts", "Last of the Strongmen" and "Your Dead Boyfriend" all from our Slightest of Treason full length. Enjoy it! Full playlist so far at https://soundcloud.com/eldridge-rodriguez/sets/bluetone-session-vol-i