This is the first finished cut from a jazz project I'm working on. "Sandpiper" Remainder of project will be 2 more instrumental songs and 4 songs with a female vocalist. One of the vocal songs is close to being finished. If there's any interest in hearing the first vocal song when it's ready, I'll upload it. Production Notes Artist: Benedict Jazz Quartet. Recorded in real time. This is take #3 No overdubs, No punches, No bounces. Tracking 4 tracks on tape using a TASCAM 40-4 analog MTR with DBX Type I noise reduction TASCAM M-3 8x4x2 analog mixerMics Drums: Kick: EV RE-20; Overhead & Snare: AT 811 condensers; Floor Tom: Shure 545 Acoustic Upright Bass: Shure 545 Keyboard: DI Sax/Flute: EV 1776 CondenserPhysical placement Drums in rear (3 sided 1/2 height baffle enclosure, dull side in); in mix, spread across stage Acoustic Upright Bass to the left of drums; in mix, slightly left of center stage Keyboard right of drums; in mix, placed center stage/slightly right of center Sax & flute center and forward; in mix, flute slightly right, sax slightly left, of center stage. Analog tracks digitized in real time using a TASCAM DP-24, with some minor EQ and compression during conversion. Digitized tracks imported to Harrison's Mixbus-7 D.A.W. for balancing; EQ, etc. Mastered using Lurssen Mastering Console software. Audio Goal: A pure, "Live", musical experience. Level: -14 LUFS; Peak: -2.3 dB; True Peak: -1.6 dB Dynamic Range: 5.4 LU SPL: 70 dB at optimum listening position and on headphones Quality: CD Redbook High Fidelity To better appreciate the track, this is a sandpiper (if you've never seen a bird walk to the timing of 32nd notes) Constructive critiques, comments and suggestions welcome, as always.