Recording @The Home Studio

I had never recorded a whole album to tape before.

(2018-2019) When I heard my voice played back off the Tascam tape machine the first time, I got tears in my eyes. Something had always been missing in my previous (all digital) recordings. It always felt like what I was putting out was never quite relayed back to me with digital. All the feeling was not there. When I heard the song played back on tape, it was like finding something I had lost as a child and realizing that I had totally forgotten that I had even lost it.

— From the forth coming Documentary, The Making of Dream Analog.
Release Date: Winter 2022

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Stages of Making a Record

Here’s a little animation I made showing the different phases of making a vinyl record.
This animation is part of the Making of Dream Analog Documentary to be released later this  year. 

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The Sound of Vinyl is easy on the ears

According to recent statistics 70% of the US Music Market is older music. I would guess that most of this music was recorded analog. To me it just feels better on the ears mostly because you are listening to a natural sine wave instead of a machine made square wave. Vinyl record sales are the only sector of music that is growing.

Dream Analog is a True Analog Recording

Out on 180g Vinyl. I also released it digitally as a download and CD. We took the analog recordings and then digitized them. I still bet you can hear the difference in warmth.
Hear it https://gracegravity.bandcamp.com/

Dream Analog Review — Goldmine Magazine

Grace Gravity, a band helmed by Teri Hitt on vocals and acoustic guitar and featuring June Kato on bass, James Whelan on keys, Brian David Hardin on drums, and various backing singers — makes an engaging impression with their new album, Dream Analog, a seductive set of songs with a decided allure and intrigue.

Hitt herself is a haunting vocalist, her high pitch delivery often bringing Joni Mitchell to mind. Occasional brass flourishes provide added intrigue, demonstrating the fact that Grace Gravity have both the spark and imagination needed to attract extra attention.

The songs center on a common theme — that is, the perception of what constitutes reality in these uncertain times and how one’s perception of self can help find a center in shifting situations. Keynote song “Whatcha Gonna Do?” provides a propulsive pulse while tracks like “Keep It Together,” “It’s Coming On,” “The Long Road,” Something New Can Grow,” and “Who U R” further affirm that positive perspective and the need to keep that dream — analog or otherwise — alive and thriving. — Lee Zimmerman, GOLDMINE, The Music Collector’s Magazine. https://www.goldminemag.com

It’s Coming On

Do you feel the changes inside yourself?
Have you recently discovered more about who you are? Has the world changed around you?
Parallel realities combining…

Video: In the Center

From Dream Analog
An AAA recording: recorded + mixed + mastered analog.

LYRICS

When you find out you’re mistaken
when the road your on takes a turn
Just remember
every road
eventually must bend

In the subtle underpinnings
of the life you thought you were leading
there’s a core of believing you must maintain
through the change

There’s a crystal shining vision in the center
if you’re willing
in the center

In dreams you’ve had whisperings
pieces of puzzle falling down
on the table before you
but you’re missing one more sound

The truth in perpetual motion
revealing as it goes
what to give attention
and what you best ignore

There’s a crystal shining vision in the center
if you’re willing
in the center
There’s a crystal shining vision in the center
if you’re willing
in the center

you can get there
you can get there
you can get there
you can get there
In The Center


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