The group began recording Sons of Soul in 1993. They initially held sessions at several recording studios in California, including Air L.A. Studios, Paramount Recording Studios, and Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, Jam Studio in Oakland, J.Jam Recording in Oakland Hills, and Paradise Recording Studio in Sacramento, where Raphael Wiggins resided at the time. Wiggins, his brother guitarist D'wayne Wiggins, and drummer Timothy Christian Riley each played several instruments for the album. Raphael and D'wayne came up with ideas for songs by playing guitar and a drum machine, and working them into compositions with Riley and Carl Wheeler, an unofficial member and in-studio keyboardist for the group. They also created drum loops at their homes, with Raphael using an Akai MPC60 and D'wayne using an Emulator SV12, and the group improvised their respective instrumental parts for songs at the studio to a certain loop.
They also worked with various session musicians, including string arranger Benjamin Wright, programmer Ali Tabatabaee, saxophonists Gerald Albright and Lenny Pickett, trumpeter Ray Brown, arranger Clare Fischer, and audio engineer Gerry Brown. Brown engineered the group's previous albums, and later their subsequent output, including Raphael Wiggins' solo albums after Tony! Toni! Toné!. Brown recommended for him to use a dynamic microphone when recording his vocals to thicken them with more bass, a practice Wiggins continued throughout his career. Wiggins sought after former Tempations vocalist Eddie Kendricks to sing on "Leavin'", but Kendricks died prior to the sessions. They also worked with two horn sections, The Fat Lip Horns and The SNL Horns, the horn section of the Saturday Night Live Band. Raphael and D'wayne Wiggins sang impromptu musical ideas to the SNL players, who in turn modelled their horn parts after their singing.
Read more about this topic: Sons Of Soul
Other articles related to "recording":
... Dredg had suggested on their Twitter account that they began recording their fifth album on June 23, 2010 ... August 17, 2010, Dredg announced via their official website that they have begun the process of recording a new album ... We will be writing and recording it in San Francisco for the next month and a half and are hoping for an early 2011 release ...
... Maurice Gibb explained "You Win Again" in a May 2001 interview with Mojo magazine "When we get together and write it's not like three individuals it's like one person in the room, Usually we have a book of titles and we just pick one ... I loved 'You Win Again' as a title, but we had no idea how it might turn out as a song ...
... due to the band being unhappy with the terms of their recording contract, the material was not released at the time ... Meanwhile, Ross Robinson obtained the rights to the recording, which he used to promote himself, subsequently finding enormous success during the nu metal explosion of the mid-late 1990s when he worked with ... The recording itself was eventually given an official release through Roadrunner Records in 2002 under the title Concrete during the band’s interim demise ...
... In August 2008, it was announced that a pre-recording for QPAST was made with guitars, bass and drums ... Shortly thereafter, recording of QPAST began with Tomas Asklund recording drum tracks in Monolith Studio ... During this period Infernus also recorded the guitars, "manually recording six basic guitars" ...
... and continues to produce high-quality recorders for electronic news gathering, radio, and music recording ... ARES-BB+, both introduced in 2004, are state-of-the-art digital recorders recording to compact flash PC cards ... high quality microphone preamplifiers which offers recording quality up to 24bit / 96k but on removable SD cards of memory size up to 64GB and beyond ...
Famous quotes containing the word recording:
“Write while the heat is in you.... The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Self-expression is not enough; experiment is not enough; the recording of special moments or cases is not enough. All of the arts have broken faith or lost connection with their origin and function. They have ceased to be concerned with the legitimate and permanent material of art.”
—Jane Heap (c. 18801964)
“I didnt have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; it was all given, straight from the celestial recording room. Weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, lets say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony. Nothing doing!”
—Henry Miller (18911980)