RSR319 - Pierre de Reeder - 64 Sound, Rilo Kiley, M Ward, She & Him - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR319 – Pierre de Reeder – 64 Sound, Rilo Kiley, M Ward, She & Him

Should you blend two vocal mics? Pierre talked about recording through his vintage MCI console, choosing the best mic, getting cool drum sounds, starting a record label, and working with Dave Trumfio and Curt Anderson at Kingsize.

My guest today is Pierre de Reeder who spreads his time between making records as a commercial studio owner at 64 Sound and its affiliated production room facilities, inhabiting the occasional role as a solo artist or player in various projects, running his indie record label Little Record Company, and managing all things Rilo Kiley… a band for which he is both a founding member, as well as now having its two latest releases on his label.

In recording things, he has worked with the likes of Mavis Staples, She & Him, M. Ward, Sia, Tim Heidecker (from Tim & Eric), Emitt Rhodes, Vampire Weekend, Ben Gibbard, Julian Casablancas, Bright Eyes, and much of his own and various bands.  And his studio, 64 Sound and its incarnations have hosted artists such as X, Devendra Banhart, My Morning Jacket, Amanda Palmer, Michael Kiwanuka, Tokyo Police Club, Bat For Lashes, Ty Segall, St. Vincent and Sleater-Kinney, Starcrawler, Warpaint, and many more.  

Because of its very extensive collection of vintage recording gear, microphones and instruments (lifelong collections of Pierre and his studio partners Curt Anderson and Kingsize Soundlabs), as well as multiple analog tape formats and/or digital, 64 Sound, has become a highly coveted recording destination for bands and songwriters from around the country and globe who come to play and write on more than 50 vintage guitars, 40 vintage keyboards, synths and organs, multiple pianos and drums and effects and doodads galore.

Thanks so much to Rob Schnapf for making our introduction...

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