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Recording Original Music For A Film Using Just 4 Inputs On An Avid Pro Tools HD Omni Interface

For the film Norman Joel Guelzo (Director), and Jonah Guelzo (Sound Supervisor) wanted to create some retro style original music and after investigating licensing music decided they could record the music with the band that Joel plays drums in.

Being constrained by only having four analog inputs on his Avid HD Native system with an HD Omni in his home studio setup, Jonah utilised a popular four mic drum recording technique first pioneered by British sound engineer Glyn Johns, famous for his work during the 70s and 80s on records for Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin to name a few which fitted perfectly for the retro style they needed for the film.

In this video, they explain how they used these constraints and the challenges to get the creative juices flowing. 

If you would like to hear the complete versions of the two tracks recorded during the featurette “Cross the Line” and “Saturday Rain” you can hear them here at Joel’s band’s Sparrow’s site.

Jonah was also behind the video we featured a while back with Tips & Tricks For Recording Good Dialog On Location For Film & TV Drama.

Thanks Jonah for another interesting video. Its great to see people working with less and still getting a great sound.