by Gary Powell.Â
Session Date: June 3, 2005 / 7pm-12am
I have worked on four albums previously as Kurt Van Sickle’s choral arranger and vocal recording producer. Kurt is a leader in the meditational music field and writes beautiful melodies. In attendance at the session was Chet Himes, Kurt’s recording engineer. I engineer most of my own sessions, but having Chet present lended the session a set of outstanding ears and engineering talent. We recorded five men and five women simultaneously using a mid/side microphone configuration with a pair of AKG 414-TL’s (that Chet brought) running through a Drawmer 1960 Mic-Pre.
The singers pictured above are: Meredith McCall, Alicia Jones, Susan Lincoln, Rebecca Schoolar, Laura Benedict, Larry Seyer, Jerome Schoolar, Scott Kripple, Craig Toungate and John White. Most of these singers have been recording in my studio for more than 10 years and some as many as 20 years. My compliments and thanks to everyone present for their hard work, talent and wonderful attitudes. Also pictured are Kurt Van Sickle, Chet Himes and Gary Powell.