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Studio 808A is a state of the art recording facility in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains specializing in traditional music and all natural knee to knee live recording.

Biography
Owner/engineer/producer Joseph "joebass" DeJarnette has extensive experience as an audio engineer, but also as a player, performer and teacher, so he brings expertise to projects from multiple perspectives.  Joe teaches music and recording technique to students at the Music Lab in Floyd, VA. He mostly plays oldtime stringband music these days but has played everything from orchestral music to hip hop and rock over the years.


STUDIO 808A:

Studio 808A is a full feature recording studio inside an old farmhouse.  The idea behind this studio is that the best music often happens when musicians are playing live in a room listening deeply to each other and responding in real time to the sound in the room.  In1922 when the house was built, it was easier to get wood up here in the mountains than it was to get plaster or sheet rock, so almost everything in the building is made of oak.   This creates wonderful sounding rooms, and there are a variety of tracking spaces available in the home.  The floor/ceiling between the first and second story was removed in one set of rooms creating a single large live room with very high ceilings.  This room has an opening to the hallway, which can be adjusted for depth of natural reverb, and this is the main tracking space for the studio.  Isolation, without sitelines is available in other spaces.  There is amazing hiking and outdoor recreation very close by.

Joe on recording The Crooked Road Ramblers:

“This recording was a truly local project with the music, musicians, microphones, and studio all from right here in the mountains of Virginia. These guys are the most efficient band I've ever had in my studio... they cut 30 tracks in about 6 hours, and we took a leisurely lunch!   No playbacks, very few second takes, just good music played with skill, taste, and confidence.  We opted to go simple for the production, so I selected a pair of Peluso 22 47 LDCs.  I have a nice sounding mostly oak live room, so I had the band circled around the spaced pair and when I brought up the faders, I was just stunned by how great it sounded!  We did our mixing by moving people around the room until we had just the right blend... the only tricky part was making the shorter of two banjo players stand on a stool!  I had planned on spot mic'ing a few things and maybe using a ribbon or something up in the air overhead, but the 22 47's just grabbed everything we needed, including a nice sense of the room, without sounding too far away.  What we lost in post production control was made up for in that we had an incredibly phase coherent, simple, pure signal to work from. The results are fantastic. I was able to give the end listener the experience of standing in the middle of a hot session at a fiddler's convention.  The band was also very pleased with the sound."





 
 

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"We opted to go simple for the production, so I selected a pair of Peluso 22 47's. The 22 47 just grabbed everything we needed, including a nice sense of the room, without sounding too far away.  What we lost in post production control was made up for in that we had an incredibly phase coherent, simple, pure signal to work from. The results are fantastic. I was able to give the end listener the experience of standing in the middle of a hot session at a fiddler's convention."
-Joe DeJarnette


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Peluso 22 47Peluso P-49
Peluso CEMC-6

 


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Studio 808A

Music Lab Floyd



 
   
 
 
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