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Cambridge Sound Studios / Blog

Kevin Killen records Pogues song

In honor of St. Patricks Day, I decided to go down to Cambridge Sound Studios​ and have some fun with a song I've cherished from The Pogues classic album - If I should Fall from Grace with God. This track features Dave Mowry, of Beaucoup Blue, on slide guitar and Cambridge's Devon Baran on piano. Engineered by Todd Mecaughey- Mixed and mastered by Jim Salamone. Big thanks to Pat Close, Sean Close for getting me into the pogues all those years ago. https://kevinkillenmusic.bandcamp.com/track/streets-of-sorrow

CAMBRIDGE SUMMER UPDATE

Morning:) It's Sunday June 29 2014. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! It's been a season of great music and a location change Releases from such noteworthy artists as Chris Kasper, Among Criminals, Brad Hinton, Irene Molloy, Richard Ray Farrell, The Lift Up, The Philadelphia Jug Band, Kevin Killen, Red Rising, John Wintermute, Cris Valkyria, The Mike Sanders Quintet, Shadow Merchant and so on.... We've moved Cambridge Sound Studios out of Newtown the end of December 2013. Set up our new digs in South Philadelphia. 2003 W. Moyamensing ave. Right across from the Penrose Diner at 20th & Moyamensing. If you haven't been in to say hello...please give us a call to schedule a visit:) Our new number is: 215-465-7500 We were up and running by January 10, 2014 to accommodate our first client Red Rising. John Moyer (Disturbed/Adrenaline Mob) flew in from Texas to produce these teenage local rockers who are managed by the one and only Natalie Grygo. Currently, in the works or about to be released we have music from Carsie Blanton, Julie Slick, Orion Freeman, Fallon's Religion, Glenn Garr, Phil Minissale, Beaucoup Blue, Kathy Sledge, Bondage & Discipline, Tender Vision, The Better Half, Burning Bridget Cleary, Cold Roses, Michael Annotti Little Mongoose, Haidee Ortega, Skywalker, Will Rhodin, Ryan Gaughan and more. We are grateful for your support. It is our goal to provide the highest quality of service backed by years of experience, an excellent assortment of equipment and instruments both new and vintage, great "bedside manner", willingness and ability to help direct/produce artists on the other side of the glass when desired. We are proud of our "ears". If you are thinking about recording do yourself a favor and include us for your consideration. This summer is an excellent time to record. Give us a call. Stop in. We're happy to discuss your project and help decide on the most comfortable route to achieve your goal. 215-465-7500 Our line up here at Cambridge: Jim Salamone: owner/producer/engineer/musician Todd Mecaughey: engineer/producer/musician Alex Kopertowski: engineer/musician/producer Matt Phillips: engineer/musician Carsie Blanton's album has just been released. She will be appearing at The Ardmore Music Hall July 19. "Don't forget how to fly"

An observation over the years...

Just a personal observation from a production/recording standpoint based on certain "fads" that come and go or "cool retro", "Street" concepts. I believe a Lo-fi production/recording should be a creative option from which to choose as opposed to an excuse for the only method one is capable of providing.

Cambridge Sound Studios Gear List

Control Room A: Avid Pro Tools HD 5 Accel Mac Pro 3.26 Ghz Quad Core dual 24" monitors D-Command Apogee AD16x Apogee Rosetta 800 Sync IO Speakers: Adam S3A w/Genelec 7060 Sub Focal Twin Bes Genelec 1030 Yamaha NS-10 Avantone cube Boom box Ear buds Toy speaker Editing Room: Avid Pro Tools LE iMac 002 w/black Lion mods KRK 9000 speakers AUX GEAR: - API 512 (4) - API 550a (3) - API 550b (4) - API 560 (3) - API 525 - Avedis MA5 (2) - Shadow Hills Gama (2) - Purple Biz (2) -Little Labs VOG - Pendulum MDP-1 (with Jensen tranny) - Mill Creek Custom tube mic pre - AEA TRP - Avalon 2022 - Avalon 2055 - Avalon U5 (2) - Avalon 737 (2) - A Designs HAMMER tube eq - DW Fearn VT-7 - DW Fearn VT-2 - Manley Massive Passive - Manley Vari Mu Mastering edition - Retro Sta-Level w/6386 tube - Retro Instruments 176 - Urei 1176 - Focusrite ISA 430 - Emipirical Labs FATSO - Aphex compellor - Aphex gates MICROPHONES: Wunder CM7 (Neumann U47) Wunder CM49 (Neumann M49) Neumann M149 Neumann U47 fet Neumann KM184 (2) Gefell MV691 w.M70 capsule Coles 4038 RCA 77dx Royer 121 Royer SF-12 (stereo ribbon) AEA R84 (2) AEA R92 Woodpeckers (2) AKG 414 Beyer 201 Beyer Opus99 Beyer Tg-X-47 Shure SM7 Shure Beta91 Shure SM57 (5) Heil PR 30 Electro Voice RE20 Sennheiser 421 Sennheiser 609 (2) Sennheiser 604 (3) Octava MC 012 (2) Audix i5 Audix D6 CAD Trion 7000 BACKLINE: 65 Amps London Matchless Chieftan Vox AC30CC with Blue Alnicos Peavy 5150 Mesa Boogie Trem o' Verb Orange RockerVerb 50 + Orange 2x12 closed back Marshall JCM 2000 w/4x12 Victoria Bassman Fender Deluxe Reverb Fender Super Champ Vox Brian May Telecaster Deluxe 72 reissue 1975 Telecaster Fender Esquire 1980 Gibson Les Paul w/TV Jones pickups Gretsch Country Club Gretsch G100ce Eastwood Airline Map guitar Older Taylor acoustic (big warm sound) Warwick Sreamer 5 string Bass Fender 1962 Fender Jazz Bass reissue Vintage Wurlitzer electric piano Yamaha B1 Piano Hammond C2 (w/Trek II percussion), Leslie Yamaha S90ES (88 weighted keys) Yamaha Custom Recording drums: BD-22,20 Custom 18x24 Bucks County Drums BD RACK TOMS-8,10,12,13,14 just added...Yamaha Oak Custom 12x9 rack tom. FLOOR TOMS-14,16 SNARE DRUMS: -Pearl 5x14 Cherry (free floating system) -Pork Pie 7x13 - Pork Pie Big Black -Ludwig 6.5x14 Supra-phonic -Ludwig 5x14 Black Beauty -Yamaha 7x14 -Yamaha brass 7x13 -Rogers 5x14[less]

Cambridge Sound Studios Gear List

Control Room A: Avid Pro Tools HD 5 Accel Mac Pro 3.26 Ghz Quad Core dual 24" monitors D-Command Apogee AD16x Apogee Rosetta 800 Sync IO Speakers: Adam S3A w/Genelec 7060 Sub Focal Twin Bes Genelec 1030 Yamaha NS-10 Avantone cube Boom box Ear buds Toy speaker

Editing Room: Avid Pro Tools LE iMac 002 w/black Lion mods KRK 9000 speakers

AUX GEAR: - API 512 (4) - API 550a (3) - API 550b (4) - API 560 (3) - API 525 - Avedis MA5 (2) - Shadow Hills Gama (2) - Purple Biz (2) -Little Labs VOG - Pendulum MDP-1 (with Jensen tranny) - Mill Creek Custom tube mic pre - AEA TRP - Avalon 2022 - Avalon 2055 - Avalon U5 (2) - Avalon 737 (2) - A Designs HAMMER tube eq - DW Fearn VT-7 - DW Fearn VT-2 - Manley Massive Passive - Manley Vari Mu Mastering edition - Retro Sta-Level w/6386 tube - Retro Instruments 176 - Urei 1176 - Focusrite ISA 430 - Emipirical Labs FATSO - Aphex compellor - Aphex gates

MICROPHONES: Wunder CM7 (Neumann U47) Wunder CM49 (Neumann M49) Neumann M149 Neumann U47 fet Neumann KM184 (2) Gefell MV691 w.M70 capsule Coles 4038 RCA 77dx Royer 121 Royer SF-12 (stereo ribbon) AEA R84 (2) AEA R92 Woodpeckers (2) AKG 414 Beyer 201 Beyer Opus99 Beyer Tg-X-47 Shure SM7 Shure Beta91 Shure SM57 (5) Heil PR 30 Electro Voice RE20 Sennheiser 421 Sennheiser 609 (2) Sennheiser 604 (3) Octava MC 012 (2) Audix i5 Audix D6 CAD Trion 7000

BACKLINE: 65 Amps London Matchless Chieftan Vox AC30CC with Blue Alnicos Peavy 5150 Mesa Boogie Trem o' Verb Orange RockerVerb 50 + Orange 2x12 closed back Marshall JCM 2000 w/4x12 Victoria Bassman Fender Deluxe Reverb Fender Super Champ Vox Brian May Telecaster Deluxe 72 reissue 1975 Telecaster Fender Esquire 1980 Gibson Les Paul w/TV Jones pickups Gretsch Country Club Gretsch G100ce Eastwood Airline Map guitar Older Taylor acoustic (big warm sound) Warwick Sreamer 5 string Bass Fender 1962 Fender Jazz Bass reissue Vintage Wurlitzer electric piano Yamaha B1 Piano Hammond C2 (w/Trek II percussion), Leslie Yamaha S90ES (88 weighted keys)

Yamaha Custom Recording drums: BD-22,20 Custom 18x24 Bucks County Drums BD RACK TOMS-8,10,12,13,14 just added...Yamaha Oak Custom 12x9 rack tom. FLOOR TOMS-14,16 SNARE DRUMS: -Pearl 5x14 Cherry (free floating system) -Pork Pie 7x13 - Pork Pie Big Black -Ludwig 6.5x14 Supra-phonic -Ludwig 5x14 Black Beauty -Yamaha 7x14 -Yamaha brass 7x13 -Rogers 5x14[less]