Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Haslinger Shaving Soap

Recently purchased through a pharmacy in Boston. Haslinger Seifen & Kosmetik GmbH., Austria. Excellent lather and sent! Highly recommended.

To Purchase:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Recording Mag Online Article on Equalization

"With that being said, there are lots of common uses for each basic type of eq. I will outline some below, as gathered from professional engineers and personal experience. (Special thanks to Bernie Mack of Flashpoint in Chicago)"

Consulted for the following article on EQ topics and practice:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Microphones for Sale

Electro Voice 644 Sound Spot:

644 pick up pattern:

644 HZ Response Chart:

Eicor Vintage Microphone:

Please contact me directly if interested

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tribeca Flashpoint Recording Arts Department welcomes Sennheiser & Neumann

Chris Spahr

Nick Eipers

Chris Sphar, a representative from Sennheiser & Neumann microphones, led a workshop at Tribeca Flashpoint as part of the company’s educational division, “Sound Academy.”

Chris Spahr was joined by Nick Eipers, the president and recording engineer of “Chicago Sessions” – a local Chicago jazz music label. The workshop was intended to expose our students the process of managing and executing a recording session from the perspective of a microphone manufacturer and a Jazz music recording engineer.

The Jazz combo, lead by pianist Matt Nelson, was recorded with using only Sennheiser and Neumann microphones.

Matt Nelson

During the workshop, Chris demonstrated Neumann’s new digital studio microphones “Solution-D” and the new Sennheiser MK4 [below]. These microphones were placed along side other industry standard microphones for the recording session so students could compare by listening to the results first hand.

Solution D

Sennheiser MK4

Saturday, October 2, 2010

EARS Welcomes special guest Jim Gaines at Uptown Recording Studio

(via Skype), a multi-platinum, Grammy winning, iconic producer/engineer and a true Southern gentleman, MR. JIM GAINES.

"FLY LIKE AN EAGLE" (Steve Miller Band) "THE HEART OF ROCK N' ROLL" (Huey Lewis), or "THE GAME OF LOVE" (Carlos Santana and Michelle Branch).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Gear At Flashpoint

Universal Audio 610x2 Mic Pre's

A Pair of Neumann TLM 67's

Fender 65 Reissue Twin Reverb

Ampeg SVT 4x10 Bass Amp

Friday, September 10, 2010

Items For Sale







Friday, July 30, 2010

Cabin Recording in Hillsboro Wisconsin

This past week I executed a recording in Hillsboro Wisconsin. We spent 5 days multi-tracking, and overdubbing in the middle of nowhere. The place was amazing! - A lot of great tone was recorded - most of it between 1 and 2 am!

The Cabin

View from the back deck

View from the side deck

X/Y on Acoustic Guitar - KM 184's and Millennia Pre's

The Control Room - NS-10's/Halfler P400 Amp for monitoring - John Hardy M1's and Millennia Pre's

Mic Pre's, compressors and psu's

Acoustic Overdubs with a Beyerdynamic and Millennia Pre

Acoustic Overdubs with a KM 184 and Millennia Pre

UKE overdubs with KM184 and M1 pre

A few of the guitars

Marshall 5 Watt Tube Amp with a 57 and M1 pre

Fender Princeton Amp with a 57 and M1 pre

Talkback mic - Sennheiser MD 412

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blacklodge Recording - Eudora, Kansas

Famous facility...housed in a 150 year old building