A True Analog Recording.
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered Analog
Recorded, Produced, Engineered, Mastering by Brian D. Hardin.
Mastered for Vinyl by Bernie Grundman
All Analog All The Time
Weirdly we found a time machine and were able to create an Analog Recording Studio in our home. When I heard my voice played back on tape for the first time, I got tears in my eyes. I had never heard my voice recorded in a way that could reflect it back so thoroughly. Until then I didn’t know what was missing in the sound. When I heard it I felt the difference and I knew I was on the right track. There was more feeling in the recording.
Over the next 3+ years we recorded the songs that came through as if by transmission from another dimension. These songs are insights from the journey I’ve been on, sort of a kin to the trip you’ve been on. It’s an inside job after all. We’re all waking up in some way. Learning how to consciously live and interact in multiple dimensions at the same time isn’t that easy for anyone, but we figure it out, eventually.
The final lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums were recorded live to 1″ tape on a Tascam MS-16 using tube and solid state gear. Because we recorded live, we were able to deeply connect and that’s how the real magic happens. We later added overdubs of keyboard, horns, percussion, and background vocals.
In September 2019 we went to Northern California to mix at Laughing Tiger Studio. Along the way visiting the biggest Sequoia Tree. It was named General Sherman but it wanted me to call it Mother Earth Tree so I did. The following month, mastering legend Bernie Grundman completed the process by adding his mystical final touches.
Analog recording allows the messages in the songs to be more completely and clearly delivered. It can capture and reflect the natural harmonic overtones. This resonance is missing in digital recordings as the recording process is to take samples and string them together. The space in-between the samples is missing. This creates square waves instead of sine waves leaving out dimensions you might want to feel and know about. I ‘m just say’in.
This album is recorded at A=432 Hz tuning instead of the “standard” A=440 Hz. 432 Hz tuning is known as Pythagorean tuning. It is based on perfect 5th ratios. This tuning is in harmony with Nature. To me it just feels better.
LONG LIVE ANALOG!
Teri Hitt – vocals, acoustic guitar
June Kato – bass
James Whelan – hammond, piano, rhodes, electric guitar
Brian David Hardin – drums, percussion, cloud sounds
Paula Montondo – drums
Rebecca Stout – background vocals
James – background vocals
Mike Cordone and Jesse McGinty – horns, sax, flute
Matt Crocco – additional piano
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered
by Brian David Hardin.
Recorded at Thunderbird Studios in Culver City.
Mixed on a SSL console down to 1/2” tape at Laughing Tiger Studio in San Rafael, CA.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Joe Bozzi Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.
All songs ©2020 Teri Hitt except **©Teri Hitt, June Kato, and Paula Montondo. All Rights Reserved. Chaldea Music [ASCAP]
Made with LOVE in the USA.
Photos: Brian David Hardin | Art/Design: Teri Hitt
Cover photo is the General Sherman Tree in Sequoias, CA.
(Psst…She changed her name to Mother Tree)
AAA Recording = Recorded + Mixed + Mastered ANALOG.
A portion of all sales is donated to people and organizations that plant trees.