January 19, 2013


The miniature Mini Cooper of pianos. At @humanswin.

The miniature Mini Cooper of pianos. At @humanswin.


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January 17, 2013


Recorded vibraphone at @humanswin tonight.

Recorded vibraphone at @humanswin tonight.


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October 11, 2012


Every legit recording session calls for a 57 from the balcony right? #recording #music #studio #audio #microphones  (Taken with Instagram)

Every legit recording session calls for a 57 from the balcony right? #recording #music #studio #audio #microphones (Taken with Instagram)

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September 26, 2012


I don’t like any of the synth or sampled bells on Logic. Time to sample the real deal. #music #recording #sampling #sampler #logic #apple #studio #bells #getit (Taken with Instagram)

I don’t like any of the synth or sampled bells on Logic. Time to sample the real deal. #music #recording #sampling #sampler #logic #apple #studio #bells #getit (Taken with Instagram)

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September 4, 2012


Mixing grocery list. Last song of the new record. #recording #mixing #protools (Taken with Instagram)

Mixing grocery list. Last song of the new record. #recording #mixing #protools (Taken with Instagram)


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September 1, 2012


Printing first mix for @rebekahbartels new album. @jarliek killed this mix. This one has been a treat to write & record this summer. #studio #mixing #recording #production #music (Taken with Instagram)

Printing first mix for @rebekahbartels new album. @jarliek killed this mix. This one has been a treat to write & record this summer. #studio #mixing #recording #production #music (Taken with Instagram)

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June 21, 2012


Chaz on the keys, laying it down for the upcoming full length record.
We can’t wait to share these songs.

Chaz on the keys, laying it down for the upcoming full length record.

We can’t wait to share these songs.


See Post tags #photo #photo editing #recording #midi #keyboards #music #Chris Bartels #record #Charlie Wirth #Logic #M-Audio #Oxygen #studio #photography

May 11, 2012


Recording marimba, aux perc, and other swanky stuff at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with Josiah Kosier.
photo by Rachel Cobian.

Recording marimba, aux perc, and other swanky stuff at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with Josiah Kosier.

photo by Rachel Cobian.


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April 27, 2012


No Cakes, you may not play the banjo.

No Cakes, you may not play the banjo.

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April 15, 2012


In the studio yesterday with the talented Rachel Cobian recording cello for the full length album.

I used a stereo pair of U87s with blumlein setup on the cello.  I really liked the space that created.

Check out Rachel’s photography.

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