The 10 day countdown has begun yesterday, and what better way to kick off than this great review in Newcastle’s NARC.Magazine. Thanks guys!!
Koos shared his treasure trove of vintage microphones – great collection, including a Tesla AMK 102 and an Astatic Model K-2.
Here’s Dmitry checking out a Krundaal Dynamic Cardioid Microphone Mod. 607. We used it for the low frequencies in a recent session to record percussion for a new track.
For the top side of the drum we used a Samson Q4. Quite a cheap mic, but stuck into a convenient hole in a chair back, it did the job. In fact, the whole set-up was pretty makeshift, as you can see! Improvisation? We love it! 😉
Koos playing his vegan Djembe – custom built by his Dad! @ Market Place Studio, North Pennines, UK.
Koos and Dmitry are finally back on the same side of the Channel, happily reunited with their gear in the Low Bishopley home studio 🙂 Watch this page for the coming videos of the latest jam.
WE are chuffed that Midnight Sun CD is now available on Fusion/Prog Rock/Jazz/World platform AbstractLogix. Check it out: http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=26285
Summer’s made a late entry here in the North Pennines and ‘rain stopped play’ at the home studio for a while, too, as we tussled with technical trouble. Back on track now, though – treated ourselves to an upgrade, so MetaQuorum are now the proud owners of Cubase 8 Pro! The interface had been totally reworked, plus there’s lots of cool sounds to explore, so we’re looking forward to experimenting with them.
It’s been a while since we posted any new music for you, so here are a couple of take-outs from the February Bishopley Sessions. We’ve selected a short, sweet Modal Ditty by Dmitry, and an energetic soundcheck with Koos we’ve nicknamed ‘Duo of Drums and PC Keyboard’ – spontaneous synchronicity as Dmitry was simultaneously setting a recording session up in Cubase. (Click link below.)
There’ll be plenty more new music pouring in soon as Bishopley Sessions II gets under way next week. We’re all really excited to have Koos with us again!
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Hi there everyone,
Spring kicked off to a great start for MetaQuorum here in the North Pennines – daffodils abound, and our début album Midnight Sun got this mint little review in this month’s issue of The Crack, the hottest mag for music and arts in the North East: http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/2434
MetaQuorum is #4 in UK Jazz Charts on Reverbnation!