Hollywood, CA (March 22, 2016)—Singer/songwriter Rachel Goodrich is tracking her new album with co-producer and engineer Matt "Linny" Linesch, who has been operating for two years out of his personal studio at United Recording Studios in Hollywood.
For the new Goodrich project, Linesch is tracking analog to an Ampex 16-track tape machine in United's adjacent Studio B. "We could have done 24," he explains. "I used 16 tracks instead, because it creates more body to the instruments. It can be restrictive as I only have 16 tracks to work with. You have to make decisions on the spot."
"It's full of great sounds and sonic surprises," adds Goodrich. "Listening back to what we recorded in Studio B is heartwarming."
"We are recording drums, bass and guitar. With those three elements, we already have a very full sound," commented Linesch. "On drums, I used a combination of ribbon mics and small diaphragm condenser mics for overheads, which brought out a nice body and darkness to the sounds.
"For bass, it's a combination of DI and amp. I used some compression and gave it a little bit of EQ as well. When you record to tape, the way the signal hits the tape is really what makes using tape special."
Linesch gained recognition for mixing the self-titled Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes album in United's Studio B. "It's a room I know well. The recording process is very fluid. We track in Studio B, utilizing the beautiful sounding live rooms as well as incredible vintage equipment, then walk across the hall to my studio, where we can go through our tracks, do overdubs, and mix the songs."
Goodrich is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Miami, FL, whose music has been described as an "eclectic blend of indie pop and canyon folk." The New York Times described Goodrich as "Queen of the Miami indie rock scene."