Sunday, March 20, 2005

MSC: Home studios

Home Sweet Studio
by JON PARELES
The New York Times, March 20, 2005

THERE'S a tambourine in Adam Pierce's bedroom, two upright pianos and some Balinese gamelan instruments in his living room, a Celtic harp near his television set. Piled up next to the basement stairs are four drum kits in their cases. Take a left at the laundry room and there's the recording studio, a low-ceiling den where drums, a guitar and a vibraphone are set up and battered amplifiers and reverb units are stacked against a wall. The control room, where Mr. Pierce records nearly everything on an old 16-track reel-to-reel tape recorder - 13 of the tracks still work - is a few steps away. It smells a little dank, since bathroom pipes run behind the mixing board.

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