Archive for April 2019

Seth MacFarlane “Once In A While”

A new album from Seth landed this week. It’s a collection of lovely songs – some well known, some more obscure – all arranged by the marvelous British arranger Andrew Cottee, and produced by Joel McNeely.

The basic tracks for this were recorded in 2016 at Abbey Road Studio 2 in London. Seth brought a core band with him from L.A.; Peter Erskine, Chuck Berghofer, Larry Koonse, Tom Ranier, and Dan Higgins. The rest of the orchestra was made up of mostly players from the fantastic John Wilson Orchestra. As you can imagine, this was an absolute joy to record, and the final album is sumptuous!

For those who are interested, this was initially recorded to double-24 tracks which we then transferred into digital for post work. The smell of tape in the small control room at Abbey Road 2 was almost overpowering at times! Many thanks go to the stellar crew at Abbey – an engineer really can’t go wrong with these folks keeping an eye on things for you!

I understand the digital release is out and the CD is coming shortly – as of middle of April we’re still working on getting a good test pressing of the vinyl, but I expect it will be out in the next month or so.

Here’s a few snaps from the sessions – enjoy!

Uploading files

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE A FOLDER or FOLDERS containing multiple files with me on Dropbox/Box/Google Drive/etc!

Links to multiple folders are an endless source of headaches here – I prefer single-click downloads per song or per project. Please read the following:

1) You can upload files to me directly via my WeTransfer channel. Just point your browser to: – add your files and click “Transfer” – I’ll get an email notifying me that you’ve sent them. You can send me 20GBytes at a time up to 100GB total. If you need to send more than that, contact me.

2) If you want to use Dropbox (or Box or Google Drive), use the “Send With Transfer” feature in Dropbox or put the zipped package into your Dropbox/Box/Drive folder and share the link for that single zipped file with me.

3) If you have a preferred file transfer method (your own server, AWS S3, Hightail, etc) feel free to use them but just send a link to a SINGLE ZIPPED file (per song or even project). If it’s really huge (larger than 20GB) please break it up into a few smaller packages.


Delivering overdubs

If you’re sending overdubs for a mix and they need to sync to an existing multitrack mix I’m working on, please be sure to include the reference file/mix you’re overdubbing to and be sure that all the files have the same start time as the reference file. Alternately include a snippet of the reference file or countoff in the audio you’re sending me so I have a prayer of syncing your files to the existing multitrack.