Overseas Multichannel Recording
Back in the day, my band’s drummer Elijah, lived in New York, USA while the rest of the band lived in Izmir, Turkey. This caused somewhat of a problem because it was difficult sending tracks back and forth, and collaborating on ideas. To overcome this huge difference, I used current technology to bring the band together, virtually.
To record this album, Coldest Fall Turkey Studios, Me & Serkan, needed to hear Elijah’s(NY) drums (processed) in almost real time, and Elijah needed to hear Me & Serkan (as a ‘talkback’). Turkey Studios shared the computer’s screen that was recording the drums in New York Studios using iChat and New York Studios streamed the final output including the ‘talkback’ to Turkey Studios using AUNetSend & AUNetReceive ( AAC 128kbps per channel ) with a max of 2 seconds delay. (with video if iChat Video Chat is also active) / (1/2 sec. w/o video)
This system made it easy to share ideas, and to get an “extra ear” when coming up with parts. Without this system, “Lines We Drew” would have taken much longer because we would have needed to send HUGE files (~500mb for one song, and ~50 tries = 25Gb.) back and forth to exchange ideas.
The drum sound you hear in the video, is the one I heard in Turkey. So it’s good and clear enough to collaborate, and work together to produce an album overseas, and record multichannel audio.