Friday, 30 December 2011

Off The Cuff @StarMount Studio

Off The Cuff, a young and promising band came all the way from Singapore for their debut album. Featuring Meryl Joan Lee on vocals, Sooty Heng on the piano, Seow Yi Zhe double bass and Benjamin Low on drums.

We were excited to record the band as they also brought in the whole arsenal of Analysis Plus cables for the recording. Most were hooked up with the Yellow Ovals except Vocals and Double Bass on the Pro Ovals.

As usual, sE4400 stereo pair is our favorite for piano, JZ V12 for vocals, Ribbon tube on the double bass (sounded so rich and warm), as for drums, overheads sE 3, snare SM57 and bass drum e902.

We were lucky to have Artisan series of Dixon for the recordings as well. The set is coated with Dixon's patented liquid gold finish and we like what we see. As for sound we love what we're hearing from the drum kit. Although the 22"x 18" is a bit too large for us, but we're loving the warm lows from the kick. The flexible tuning range is definitely helpful in getting the right tone for the songs.

We had all Analysis Plus cables for the entire recordings, including the interconnects to the monitor speakers. Blue Ovals really helps the Quested V2108 to reveal more especially on the high frequencies, wider stereo field and we also noticed faster transients as well.

Neve Portico on vocals, and bass, Chandler TG2 for pianos and the rest through Zen console. All in all, the audio quality was surprising and it's definitely another pleasant and enjoyable session to all. We'll keep you posted on their album release, definitely not to be missed.

Enjoy :)
Great times and lots of fun. Frm left: Meryl, Yi Zhe, Sooty & Benjamin

Artisan with some really interesting cymbals.

Its full on Analysis Plus Cables! The white capped, purple one is the Pro Ovals...

Pro Ovals Instrument Cable for the DI.

Our already favorite sE4400 sounding ever awesome with the Yellow Ovals.

You must watch out for her.. great vocals!

The bass camp.

Even the piano is getting cozy with the comforters... Off the Cuff in action.
Pictures provided by Felix Voon@StarMount Studio

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