This is Bob. He runs Brickhouse Studio on Bryant St. In San Francisco,
where we reorded seven songs today.
He looks devilish here, but he’s a really easy-going guy.
The first thing we did was set up the drum set…
Then we had to set up microphones and test them all.
Bob’s got a funky contraption that blocks sound from the band,
so he can hear while we rock out. (The drums are pretty loud.)
We dial everything in on this console.
It’s an older desk, but it does the job nicely.
There’s also a bunch of special equipment for fine-tuning the sound of each instrument.
We listen through these custom-made speakers known as monitors.
(You can see in the picture above, that there are three pairs of monitors.
We check speakers that correspond to all different kinds of stereos,
just like HTML designers use more than one browser.)
Here’s Billy’s guitar amp…
Notice you see bricks in almost every picture?
That’s why it’s Brickhouse Studio!
Here are some bricks behind a very expensive vocal microphone…
Our drummer, Toby fine-tunes his drum sound…
But it was all too much for him!
He just had to lie down for a while. (I took over.)