Peluso Microphone Lab Presents: Yellow Couch Sessions
Amy Helm: Sing to Me
Man, oh man, was this a fun one. Amy stopped by with a couple of insanely talented dudes from her band - Winston Roye (bass) and Daniel Littleton (guitar, note: I did not know that this was Daniel Littleton when he was in my studio and only found out afterward, but Daniel and his wife Elizabeth Mitchell were members of the band Ida, which is one of my very favorites) - to share some songs with us. Just listening to them warm up was something I'll not soon forget. I love the spare arrangement of this song and feel lucky to have recorded this version.
For this session, we used Peluso Microphone Lab's P-12 on Amy's voice. We used their P-84 small diaphragm condenser on Daniel's acoustic guitar and their P-87 on his vocals. I used my trusty Peluso 2247se to capture Winston's vocals. Also, Winston played through our Ampeg BA-110, which was provided to us by our awesome sponsor Empire Music. Since I get this question a lot, I use Universal Audio 4-710 and UAD Apollo preamps and Apollo converters.
All audio for Yellow Couch Sessions is recorded and mixed by Steven Foxbury of Yellow Couch Studio. Video for this session was shot and edited by my main man, Matt Dayak.
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Yellow Couch Studio: http://www.yellowcouchstudio.com/
Peluso Microphone Lab: http://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/
Empire Music: http://www.empiremusiconline.com/
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: http://www.trustarts.org
Matt Dayak Photography: http://mattdayak.com/
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