Peluso Microphone Lab Presents: Yellow Couch Sessions
The Family Crest (http://www.thefamilycrestfamily.com/)
This whole thing happened thanks to a chance meeting at CMJ this year. I was in line for free coffee in the artist lounge at the swanky Hotel on Rivington right behind Liam McCormick and we struck up a conversation. He told me about the unique structure of his band and some of the showcases they were playing and I told him about this series. As luck would have it, they were swinging back through Pittsburgh a couple weeks later and this is the result!
Now, The Family Crest is a seven-piece band and Yellow Couch is pretty tiny. So we pulled out most of the furniture to squeeze them in. What's great is that it gave me an opportunity to use almost every Peluso mic that I have! On Liam's voice and guitar, we used the modified P-49 MSC (mid-side-capsule), which contains a standard P-49 capsule as well as a fixed mid capsule, making it ideal for recording guitar and vocals simultaneously. We used the P-12 on Laura's flute and vocals. I split up the matched stereo set of P-84s and used them on the violin and cello. I used Peluso's TR-14 tube-ribbon condenser on the trombone and their 2247se as a drum overhead. Fact is, we ran out of stands so I had to run the bass direct.
It was flat out incredible to to hit record and listen to this happen. Since I'm sequestered in my little recording room while this goes down, I never get to see the bands until I receive the videos. I love how this came together and Matt's approach to trying to capture every amazing thing that was happening.
All audio for Yellow Couch Sessions is recorded and mixed by Steven Foxbury. Video for The Family Crest was shot and edited by Matt Dayak. Here are some links to other people who help make all of this happen: