Aberdeen, SD (December 8, 2004)–Aberdeen favorites, Pops Blue Rhythm Band, attracted an enthusiastic crowd Saturday, December 4, for the first recording of a live show in the Alonzo Ward Plaza Ballroom, wired into Aberdeen Studios’ Neve 88R-equipped control room, located two floors down. Working in the control room, Aberdeen chief engineer Tim Andersen and assistant engineer Gordy Zens reported a virtually flawless recording session.
“It sounded incredible,” said Andersen. “There were no glitches–absolutely none.” Andersen was so inspired that he grabbed a guitar and did some jammin’ with the band as the evening trailed into the early morning hours.
“Pops” guitarist Joel Burckhard commented, “I wasn’t nervous about the recording sound because once we heard a couple test takes, it sounded great, so I knew the studio was going to do its work. But were we going to be comfortable enough to play good? That’s a big part of it. Once we got going, it felt just like home, real quick. I’d play up there again, that’s for sure.”
Aberdeen Recording Studios opened in October of this year in Aberdeen, SD. With Studer Gold tape machines, the Neve 88R, Pro Tools HD|3, a large microphone collection including one-of-a-kind classics, extensive outboard gear, and 5.1 mixing capability, the studio offers a full range of tracking, mixing, and live recording options.
Aberdeen Recording Studios