…contrary to what my slack posting over the last couple of days might indicate. Twelve-hour recording sessions are no fun, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I won’t know how it all went until they do the post production and I get a chance to listen to the final product, but from the in progress recordings we heard it sounded good.
The engineer used an interesting recording technique: analog mics into a D to A converter, then fed simultaneously to a DAT and a CD recorder. The DAT never has to be rewound; you just have to cue up the CD if you want to hear something after you recorded it. I say “interesting” but for all I know it’s completely standard practice. The last time I recorded (with the E52s) it was being fed directly to a PC and mixed on a Mac; the time before that (with the Cheeselords) it was going to a portable MiniDisc recorder.