20 November 2002


Damn... The last update I did on this NEWS section was months ago! Well what can I say?! SORRY! ... I was busy?! So, not all the things I am recording R gonne be on this News-section. Simply because I haven't got time enough to write it all down.... So just some bits and pieces of the highlights... ok?

A few weeks ago I went to the WISSELOORD STUDIOS (studio3) for a mix-session for the band ZOBER. The recordings I had to mix were made @ the Lowlands2002 festival, where they played the India stage for 35 minutes. The mixes turned out pretty OK... It's real 'real', so we did not 'fix' anything and we didn't do any overdubs: so what you'll hear is what was there (and nothing but the truth!). Luckily the crowd was very happening and so was the band... To sum it up: the mixes contain a lot of energy!

The last few weeks I've done concert-recordings of:
Death in Vegas (I was surprised by the atmosphere these guys could create, and the live skills combined with the electronica / 7,5)
Our Lady Peace (Yes, these guys ROCK! / 8)
Coldplay (wow! Amazing concert again. With over 40 channels, it was a hard days work. But when i listen back to these recordings, I hear a great band with a great audience in a ugly hall (Ahoy Stadium) / 8)
Lifehouse (This was a recording for their record-company and the whole thing was also being filmed by IISYOU MUSIC.  Lifehouse is a very young band, but they already play real phat & steady and they definitely know how to write a good song! / 8)
Relax + Di-Rect (both for a TV show called PURE, which is being broadcast on THE BOX / Relax=9, Di-Rect=6)
Suede (6th time we recorded them?! I lost track... One of their better concerts / 7)
Beth Orton (nice ambient / 7)
Counting Crows (This was probably the 5th time we recorded Counting Crows, and I think it was the second best concert. They were very good, but I still like the Vredenburg-recordings of a few years back better, because there was a lot of tension in the air that night. But like I said this time @ HMH Amsterdam was good. / 8)

Also there were quit a few festivals which need to be recorded for different radio & tv stations:
Lowlands (recording the ALPHA stage with bands like: Nickelback, 16Horsepower, Junkie XL, Within Temptation, Underworld)
ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event, several acts & DJ's)
Crossing Border (recording 2 days @ the Milkyway with bands like: J. Macis, Doves, Jeevas, Madrugada)