After some careful thought, we've scrapped everything we did in March. We realized we were neither as  relaxed nor as ready as we needed to be, and while James ' studio was great for what it was, we really needed something with a bit more flexibility, space and isolation wise.  

Enter Third Eye Studio , about 1/2 hour east of the city, in Tijeras. 

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Lovely spot, with a big sunny main room where we set up the drums, giving it that Bonham stairwell effect.

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Our proposed schedule was this: load in, get decent sounds and some test runs on Day 1; track all the Gretsch material Day 2; fretless and oud, Day 3; cleanups/retakes/fixes on Day 4.

Im pleased to report this actually has gone according to plan!

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I  did two days of cleans ups/fixes the week after. 

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The studio sounds glorious and we've got some great  performances: Hendrix goes to Bengal, Johnny Cash dhrupad, some very lovely oud stuff. Dave and Dana were fabulous and easy to work with!

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Now it's on to some careful review, editing and mixing -   and launching our Kickstarter campaign!