The Arusha Accord
Engineering & Post Production catered to by George ‘G1’ Lever
It’s a very strange situation to find yourself in, working with a band you grew up listening to. Very hard to describe but still really really cool.
I learnt more during this session than any other. I owe a lot of my current approach to communication and application to how the sessions course ran. Some of it went really well, and in one case I dropped the ball pretty badly… yeah.
Grab a drink, I’ll walk you through it down below.
Daemoness 7 String with Bareknuckle Juggernaughts
Wirebird Telecaster with Bareknuckle Mules
Amps & Pedals;
EVH 5153 50w
Mesa Dual Rec Blackface 2 channel
VFE Focus Pedal
Mesa & Zilla 4×12
Slate VMS – U47 Model > Neve 1073 > Distressor
Slate VMS – C12 Model > Neve 1073 > Distressor
Kit – Yamaha Recording Custom w/ Grestch Bell Brass 14×6.5
Kick – D112 & Shure Bet1 91A & Subkick
Snare – Shure beta57
Toms – Josephson E22’s
Overheads – KM184s
HH – SM7b
Ride – Aston Starlight
Room – AEA R88 & AKG C414’s in Omni
G&L L-2000 > Darkglass B7k & Sansamp RBI in parallel > Burl Pre
Mixing & Mastering
Unfortunately, I can’t say much about the mixing process as that was taken care of by Adam – THE NOLLY – Getgood. I advise you to go and pester him on all social media outlets. (this is a joke)
He loves this /s
Ask him for his favourite flavour of soup and why he eq’s snares. (this is also a joke)
And finally, mastering was catered to by a gentleman that goes by the name of Pash Mistry!
The Arusha Accord
We (The Arusha Accord) worked closely with George across 2016, 2017 & 2018 for the tracking of all instruments on our 2018 release, Juracan.
We were keen to employ an engineer with the technical skill & creativity to turn our Guitar-Pro-based visions into a reality – something that we’d struggled to achieve in the past. George fulfilled this role fantastically. He was the filter through which we poured our ideas, and we felt we were on the same wavelength from day one. His attention to detail, passion for his craft, and flair were invaluable throughout the tracking process. Moreover, he’s kind, thoughtful, witty & fun to be around (most the time! haha).
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services 🙂
This record… was mental. A huge story and a rollercoaster built into one adventure.
Heres to the future… and EP 2?