10/23/11 The last tracking session before mixdown. I brought in a bunch of recordings from home,which were entered into the studios system. Some final mixes,and some sounds to fly into exitisting tracks.Thankfully all sounded fine. My Son Colin came in for the first three hours or so of the session. He played Slide Guitar,Ring Modulated Guitar,Synthesizer,and Percussion on a couple of songs. I then added Backing Vocals with a Neumann U67 this time,Synthesizers,Percussion, Guitar arrangement parts and Solo's,all through the Marshall Cabinet with the Deizel Top. We checked over every song on the album to see if anything else was needed and realized that it was only 3;15 and we were way ahead of schedual. How quickly an album as detailed as this came together surprised everyone. In our excitement we began to prepare the tracks for mix down.Mad Oak has tons of gear, some very modern much of it legendary and vintage,from a time when some audio designers were more concerned with the quality of the sound then permeating and captializing on a market place with inferior products. In short order,an overview of how this album would be presented began to take shape.I took home a couple of rough mixes and blasted them on a boom box, realizing there was more work to be done,but that even the roughs could go out as they are.