It's been a great start to 2018 working with legendary local Producer Steve Chrisanthou (Corinne Bailey Rae) firstly on some drums for the next Gabrielle record and secondly on a new track for rising Scottish Singer Songwriter Callum Beattie.
Callum brought in an excellent songwriting team with him including Jim Duguid (Paolo Nutini) and Iain Bruce (Hobotalk) and it was fantastic experience which made full use of the studio's capabilities.
The centre of focus for the track was to create a lively bombastic vibe which resulted in trying various different gang vocal groups in the live room, making full use of the lovely wood ambience.
The Josephson C700S came into play recording 5 acoustic guitars simultaneously in surround, it's multi capsule patterns capturing a really cool ambience. More ambience was created using the claps and cheers in the stairwell being picked up by the Telefunken U47 in the vocal booth.
Bagpipes were also introduced to bring more of an uplifting Celtic feel to the track played excellently by Michael Beeke.
All in all a lot of fun was had and it will be interesting to see how Steve develops the track further!