Friday, December 14, 2007

Rob Fetters Tracking Session at Flashpoint

Acoustic Guitar:
Royer 121 and AKG 451 with Great River Pre's and STC 8 Compression:

U87 for Vocals - API 512 Pre and Crane Song Compression:

Back up vocals - U87 in omni:

Rob completing "Color" Guitar tracks in the control room:

Dan on drums:
D112 and 421 for kick with API 512 Pre's and Eq's
57 on snare with API Pre's and Avedis Eq
421's on Toms with Chandler LTD 1 Pre's and Eq's
Km 184's on hat and ride with Helios Pre's and Eq's
Bock 195's on overheads with Wunder Pre's and Eq's

Drum Mics:

Rob and myself:

Rob Fetters, John Murray, Bernie Mack and George Luif:

Monday, December 10, 2007

Artist - Rob Fetters - Scheduled to Record at Flashpoint

Rob Fetters is an award-winning composer who has recorded and produced music for over 100 ABC TV commercials, and dozens of pieces for shows on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and PBS. He’s created original music for national advertising campaigns: among them Sea World, Totes, Airheads Candy, Starkist, Intel, Crest, Hasbro, US Bank, and Roto Rooter. He has also composed and produced numerous postproduction scores for corporate films and theatrical presentations, most notably for Proctor & Gamble and Sea World.

In his long career as a singer/songwriter and guitar player, he has recorded and produced albums for other artists and performed internationally in the legendary guitar-pop band The Bears along with avant-garde guitarist Adrian Belew, toured with the Cincinnati Pops under the baton of Erich Kunzel, and done session work with artists ranging from The Ohio Players and Nigerian Afro-Popster Baoku Moses to Spanish language children’s choirs and wild experiments combining legendary bluesman Big Joe Duskin with an operatic soprano.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Michelle Shocked Tracking Session at Flashpoint Academy

Michelle speaks as part of a "Master Class" on the creative process -

Photos below are from the tracking session:

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Houndz "After Life Crisis" Record Completed

Tracked and Mixed by Bernie Mack at Gallery of Carpet Recording in Villa Park, IL

Mastered by Nick Eipers

The Record is scheduled to be released in January 2008 along with a book written by Steve Wyrostek.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Artist - Michelle Shocked - Scheduled to Record at Flashpoint

The Recording Arts Program will track and mix artist "Michelle Shocked" on November 30th- 2007.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Paul Taneja Recording Session at Flashpoint

Paul Taneja:

Mic placement on acoustic guitar and vocals:

Gefell M930 on vocal and Neumann KM 184 on acoustic guitar
both with Great River mic pres and Crane Song compression:

Royer 121's in Blum for the room:

Paul Taneja:

Another shot of Paul:

Friday, November 9, 2007

Nick Bognar Tracking at Flashpoint Academy

Myself (Bernie) going over signal flow (and the fact that I need a new haircut) with students for the Nick Bognar Tracking Session at Flashpoont Academy:

In Studio Recording I section A, students tracked "Nick Bognar" in the main music control room and studios. Students were responsible for instrument placement, mic placement, signal flow, sound check, monitor and cue. This experience confirms that hands on learning through collaboration is the most effective form of instruction for digital media arts. The session went down perfectly - the students are top notch!

Mic placement on drums:

Mic placement on drums completed:

Bock 195 on vocals:

Fender Twin - Mic placement:

Bass rig:

Flashpoint's patchbay:

Nick tuning: