Chanticleer has a new music video!
Anyone who knows me, knows I love records and cds and recorded music of all varieties. During our shelter-in-place reality here in San Francisco, I have been spending lots of quality time practicing my audio production skills. It's been incredibly satisfying to work on an assortment of projects that I would never have had the opportunity to experience if it weren't for so many people trying to do things together remotely.
The one project that has occupied the most time, so far, was this recording of "Distance." It's an arrangement by our new Music Director, Tim Keeler, of an Emily King song. Chanticleer is not superbly well known for its technology game. We sing on an empty stage in white tie and tails, in a very traditional old style, no amplification, projecting our voices to the back of a concert hall. So when it comes to recording on our own, not all of us have the experience or the tools.
I went back and forth with each singer to find the right space in his apartment and the best equipment available with which to record. In most cases, that was just a set of standard-issue iPhone earbuds!
It was a lot of fun trying to figure out how to make this recording sound as close to a professional studio-quality recording as possible given the fact that most of what you're hearing was not even captured with a proper microphone!
So here are the fruits of our labor of love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed working on it.