Yellow Couch Sessions @ Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Stereo Hideout: Sparks (original music by Coldplay, arranged by Steve Hackman- from 'Beethoven V. Coldplay')
Stereo Hideout is: Malia Civetz, Steve Hackman, Benjamin Jones, and Bill Prokopow
Stereo Hideout is the brainchild of composer/conductor/producer Steve Hackman, a creative director and conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Hackman has built a reputation for blurring the lines between classical and contemporary music as demonstrated through this gorgeous rendition of Coldplay's "Sparks" (from Beethoven V. Coldplay: https://youtu.be/buGTyV6dpSI). As if that wasn't enough to make me nervous about hosting them for the series, their session happened to take place on the hottest day of the festival and our air-conditioner had been turned off the night before. By the time we hit record, it had to be pushing 100 degrees in our little trailer. In fact, it was so hot that maybe 15 seconds before they wrapped up their first take, one of our 3M tabs we used to hold up our artwork gave way, causing one of Matt's wrapped canvas portraits to fall off of the wall. The band couldn't have been nicer about it and persevered through another equally gorgeous performance under what I can only describe as hostile conditions. So grateful to them for their patience and for sharing their considerable talents!
For this video, we close mic'd the Wurlitzer's' integrated speaker with Peluso's tube-ribbon TR-14. We then used the 2247se in an omni pattern to capture the vocals. Finally, I had the P-87 set up as a room mic. For this mix, I have the 2247 and the 87 hard panned to give this track what I would consider to be a pretty cool level of dimension.
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 awesome partner, Matt Dayak.
Here are some links for clicking:
Yellow Couch Studio: http://www.yellowcouchstudio.com/
Peluso Microphone Lab: http://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/
Empire Music: http://www.empiremusiconline.com/
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival: http://www.TrustArts.org/traf
Matt Dayak Photography: http://www.mattdayak.com/
Commonwealth Press: http://www.cwpress.com/
Bootstrap Design Co: http://www.bootstrapdesignco.com