Crazy week – literally the instant my son was born (I mean, right there in the delivery room!), Grammy-winning, mega-platinum producer Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, Beastie Boys, a zillion others) texted to say that we had an emergency session for a VERY high-profile hip hop artist that needed to be done immediately, if not sooner…Three sleepless nights later, after a huge amount of extremely detailed tuning, micing and tracking, we had what Ken needed for a very involved sample recreation. The track called for the complete sonic replication of the sound and feel of an early 70s classic rock/funk track, so naturally the drum approach called for no bottom heads on any drums, lots of duct tape on the heads, a sand bag in the kick drum, and a very old-school microphone setup.
Ken is an absolute master at this kind of work, one of if not the best in the business at it. Check out his interview on allhiphop.com for an in-depth look. Waiting to hear final confirmation if the track makes the record or not, and of course stay tuned to these pages for an update as we have it!
And, introducing the brand new star of the show, Maxwell Benjamin Wissing, born August 22, weighing in at 8 pounds 2 ounces!