Dave Cook, long-time audio engineer and owner of Area 52 Studios joins your two favorite weekend warriors today with stories, advice, and more.
Dave shares how he “accidentally” wound up engineering “Love Shack” as well as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, what rules Bernard Purdie laid down (before he laid down the grooves!), how he started his road career with Carly Simon, and more.
Dave also brings decades of advice to help guide us all with our live streaming setups, discussing different ways of getting that pristine sound, as well as that not-so-pristine sound… depending upon what you’re after!
Listen, along with your hosts Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton, as Dave Cook weaves all these stories and tips together for you all. Press play and enjoy!
- 00:00:00 Gig Gab 258 – Monday, June 1, 2020
- 00:02:28 Dave Cook from Area 52 Studios
- Accidentally Engineering Love Shack
- 00:10:38 Anyone ever tell you what to do?
- 00:15:00 Bernard Purdie, “The Front Head Does Not Come Off My Bass Drum!”
- 00:18:01 Advice for Streaming
- 00:29:00 Clap Your Hands and Let Your Ears Tell You
- 00:31:20 Recreating that Club Vibe
- 00:36:49 Starting your road career … with Carly Simon
- 00:39:15 A $9,000 Mistake
- 00:45:51 Todd Rundgren’s Royalty-Bought Home
- 00:48:05 Mixing In the Studio for the Smithereens
- 00:49:38 Recording Henry’s Dream… at Dreamland Studios
- 00:53:47 GG 258
- Bonus: Fling’s newest track, “Kicked In The Nuts”