Chris Minh Doky May 2009

Spent the last two days doing the basic tracks for bassist Chris Minh Doky at Threshold Sound in Santa Monica. Band was Minh on acoustic bass, Larry Goldings on piano, and Peter Erskine on Drums.

The Metropole Orchestra is going to add strings arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.

Beautiful songs (mostly by Minh, with one or two by Vince I think…).

We had a pile of DPA mics on this date – in particular we were using the large diaphragm 4041 tube on the bass in addition to an ORTF pair of 4021s – I really liked the 4041 on bass, and the new wide-cardioid 4015 sounded especially good on snare drum.

Only had time for a couple of snaps, and couldn’t get any good ones of Larry (lousy light in the piano booth).