Recording experience outside of Brass Bands

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by KMJ Recordings, May 14, 2008.


Have you recorded with anything other than a brass band?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  1. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    A post elsewhere made me wonder how many of you out there had experience recording outside of the Brass Band environment.....just curious ;)
  2. TubaPete

    TubaPete Member

    Yes me - both recording and being recorded in amateur choirs, mainly in church settings.

  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Been on radio many times having at one point had a featured slot on one of the BBC Berkshire morning shows for a little while, also on local independent radio where I have done several short interviews etc... nothing actually in a recording studio though - only live! eeek!
  4. DanB

    DanB Member

    What sort of experience are you interested in???
    I did 2 years as a newsreader in Independent Local Radio, a sting in BBC Local Radio and 10 years in TV news. Not sure whether any of that's relevant to anything though???!!!
  5. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Recording of music genres outside of brass bands - sorry should've been more specific...

    The question's related in an indirect sence to the thread on 'How would it sound', and the answers contained therein.
  6. Mr Guinness

    Mr Guinness Member

    I've done a fair bit of studio and live recording with a variety of rock and blues bands. I also have a small home studio where I 'remotely' lay down drum tracks for a singer/song writer friend of mine. It's amazing what you can do these days.
  7. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member


    Have done Orchestras, 2 different Big Bands (one pro), a rock band horn section (never saw the band!) and also some Film Soundtracks. As well as lot's of brass obviously!

    Oh. And a Line Dancing album. On tuba.
  8. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    And you admit to this in a public forum? :biggrin:
  9. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    It would only jump out to haunt me in the future. Better to come clean now.

    Is there a support group I can join...?
  10. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    There are some things that all the counselling in the World can't fix ;)
  11. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Various recordings with the Coldstream, for lps (!!!) and radio broadcasts, not forgetting a TV excerpt later shown on Playschool - through the round window :eek: . Also a few choral recordings, mainly with very large groups, including live recording from the Royal Albert Hall.

    Wide variety of experience with mikes, including one I particularly recall where it seemed as if every instrument had an individual microphone only a few inches away - very intimidating for a young man very new to the business!

    In total contrast, for most of the recordings for Radio 3's "Bandstand" the mikes were very unobtrusive, and to my mind produced a far more natural outcome, even in such complex works as Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy".
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I've listened to some of my non-brass works get recorded, albeit not totally professionally, but all the equipment was top notch, as was the playing! :)
  13. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    yup, did a HND in Sound and Broadcast engineering so recorded lots of syuff, hen 'mucked' around with it at home.

    Also (whilst in rock band) recorded an album at Rockfield studios (awesome studio) in Monmouth - spent around a month or so there, then mixed with producer (Steve Bush - of Stereophonics fame) at his London studios. You can get it at HMV or on i-tunes

    Did loads of BBC sessions - like Steve Lamacq radio 1 sessions 'live' from Maida Vale, did Bethan and Huw radio1 wales sessions from Cardiff, and live 'gig' broadcasts from clubs and festivals - Guilfest, Get Loaded in the Park (Clapham common - with Happy Mondays)...loads more, did music vids etc for MTV. Also XFM sessions etc etc
    Now just doing the odd bits of recording (for more work) with a function band I'm in

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