Slau takes you behind the scenes at BeSharp, a recording studio in New York City. Listen to excerpts from sessions, gear reviews and equipment shootouts.

Jordan Potter (originally from Texas) had recorded at BeSharp a few years ago with his two Sisters, Lauren and Leigh. He was referred to me by the John Marshall family and I guess he was a satisfied customer because I got a call from him again, , booking some time to do two albums in just one week. He was bringing his friend, Matthew Conrad, a trumpet player from Baltimore. Matthew and Jordan would each do their own solo albums with Jordan accompanying Matthew on his album and Matthew making a guest appearance on Jordan's solo piano album. I had a pair of Neumann TLM-103s on the piano (which I had used on Jordan's previous project. For Matthew, I set up four mics and we did a quick shootout while soundchecking. I set up a Mojave Audio MA200 (large diaphragm tube condenser), an upgraded Cascade Fat Head (ribbon), an Apex 205 (ribbon) and a Heil PR-40 (large element moving coil). Without telling Matthew which one I preferred, I soloed each trumpet mic and he picked the Fat Head (my choice as well -- surprise, surprise). We actually managed to get through all of the material in just over four days. I was practically editing as they were walking out the door but we did complete the project on time. I mixed it and uploaded files for them to approve before mastering both CDs. Jordan released "Jesus Paid It All" and Matthew released "Send the Light" independently. I've seen it around on a few online retailers like Sacred Music http://www.sacredmusic.com and Hyles Publications http://www.hylespublications.com Unfortunately, neither Jordan nor Matthew maintain web sites that I know of. For more information about them and their projects, write to: pianopraises [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com

Direct download: SWS005-Jordan_Potter_and_Matthew_Conrad.mp3
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