WARP AND WOOF
I think there'll be dogs at Skyway Studios tonight. Having dogs at the studio is a natural fit. They perk up when something really whacked happens, they get sleepy when the music's good, they hunt the flies, and of course there's the blood pressure reduction benefits. Although my own li'l mutt, Buck, has been at many a tracking session, tonight we'll be joined by beagles.
Of course, beagles are known for being vocal, so we can only hope they'll join in for some backing tracks. I've found that while many dogs like a nice condensor mic, off axis, they're often not comfortable with headphone mixes, so we'll plan accordingly. Every dog is different, so you have to stay flexible.
Before the dogs I'll be doing a little mix session with Wolf Downers, one of our Cleveland bands. They won't be bringing any beagles, but we'll act like animals nonetheless.