Friday, April 30, 2010

Sat May 15: All Day Live Video from the Studio

On Saturday May 15, I'm going back into the studio for the first time since we wrapped up the debut Zak Claxton album, and I though you might like to come too.

While I can't have a studio full of crazy people while I'm trying to record new music, and you probably won't be running out to Sound Sanctuary Studios in Riverside, CA just to hang out for the day, we're going to try something that will be a good compromise: we're going to set up a web cam and stream live audio and video from the studio for 12 straight hours!

Having never done this before, we have no idea how well it will work, or even if it will work at all. But that's not going to stop us from trying, of course. The basic idea is this: starting at about noon on 5/15/10, we'll arrive at the studio and set up a laptop in some unobtrusive spot in the control room. Then, we'll connect to my Ustream channel, and whatever happens while we create new music, you'll be able to tune in and check out what we're doing!

A typical session for us runs at least 12 hours, while we try and capture two complete songs start to finish. Do I expect anyone will want to peer into a dark recording studio for 12 straight hours? No, of course not. However, it might be fun from time to time to drop by and see what we're up to. Also, since Ustream has chat tools, you can feel free to drop comments at us and when we're in between recording, we can say hi back at ya. Sounds fun, huh?

The songs we'll be working on are "Shine" and "Time Never Waits for You", and if this all works out, you'll get a real insider's view of what it's like to record in a serious studio, with silly and fun people including my co-producer Phil O'Keefe, multi-instrumentalists Bunny Knutson and Ken Lee, and my darling Kat Claxton, who will be there to document the entire process and provide moral support.

So mark your calendars now and keep the link below handy...

Saturday 5/15/10, 12:30PM - 12:30AM
Zak Claxton Recording Session - Live from the Studio

In case you'd like a little preview of what a day in the studio with Zak Claxton is like, here's a video from a session last summer.

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