Check out this article about Calexico and WaveLab in the latest issue of Mix Magazine:
Trumpet solos and parts pepper Edge of the Sun throughout, combining often with accordion, banjo and vintage keys to give songs a classic dusty vibe that feels refreshingly anachronistic. “We are lucky at WaveLab to record a lot of horns,” says engineer Chris Schultz. “Using ribbon microphones really helps control the sound coming from most brass and woodwinds. For this record we just got a pair of the AEA N22 [ribbon mics], so almost all the trumpets were recorded with them. Jacob [Valenzuela] and Martin [Wenk] played together with the microphones about four feet in front of each of them. I believe I used the LaChapell 992 as the mic pre.”
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