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Surtr's studio report

Surtr's studio report

2012-09-30
Surtr has been in studio for 7 days to record Pulvis et Umbra
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SURTR recorded their second full-length album, Pulvis et Umbra, at Mon Studio, Nancy - FR in the beginning of September.


Day 1 & 2
We began the day by installing the drum set and the mics. We decided to record this new album in a "live" way. This means all of us were in the same room. Guitar and bass were plugged into amp simulators in order to have only the drum sound in the room's microphones.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra drums recordings at Mon Studio Surtr Pulvis et Umbra drums recordings at Mon Studio

We've recorded guitar, bass and drums at the same time. The goal of that was to keep our live feeling. On that day we recorded the first two songs of the album : Rise Again and Three Winters of War. The next day, we managed to record the five other songs just by playing 3 takes of each.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra bass recordings at Mon Studio Surtr Pulvis et Umbra guitar recordings at Mon Studio

Day 3
As the drum parts were completely recorded, we checked all bass parts and guitar parts and put the raw sound into our amps. It's called "to reamp". It's exactly as if we were playing on our amps but what we've played was recorded live and not separated from the drum's recording.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra recordings at Mon Studio Surtr Pulvis et Umbra bass recordings at Mon Studio

Yann, the sound wizard, really managed to catch our sound in the best possible way!

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra recordings at Mon Studio by Yann Klimezyk

Day 4
On the 4th day, we recorded the second guitar to make the sound bigger and also all the clean sound riffs, solo and overdub melodies.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra guitar recordings at Mon Studio

Day 5
All our instruments done, it was time for our friend Clément to record the keyboard parts, nourishing the epic riffs and deepening the soul of our new songs.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra keyboard recordings at Mon Studio with Clément Osmont

After one week, we returned to the studio to record the vocals.

Day 6 & 7
Finally Jeff recorded all vocals in less than two days.

Surtr Pulvis et Umbra vocals recordings at Mon Studio