In September, River16 Studio had the pleasure of welcoming Oakville’s own LACKLUSTRE in to record their latest single “Fading Slowly”.  LACKLUSTRE has years of history with River16 having held rehearsals in the space and even a few parties where the band showcased music for friends and fans.

For its latest project, LACKLUSTRE wanted to record live off the floor (our specialty here) with some added guitar overlays and vocal doubles added after the fact.  We have engineered our room here to achieve the best feel and sounds in the province and our drum tracking has to be heard to be believed. 

Using our in-house kit to track drums, the rest of the band brought in some of the finest gear in the country including a 1966 Kitchen-Marshall JTM-45 head, 1968 Gibson ES-355 and a Telecaster Custom that went through a 1958 Fender Deluxe Tweed amp that absolutely growled.  It’s when the whole package is cooking that the studio really gets to shine and we are thrilled with the results.

Over the course of two nights, the entire track was completed.  The tracks were then sent to LA to be mixed by legendary rock mixer Ron Nevison who has produced and mixed some of rocks’ finest acts including mixing on The Who’s Quadrophenia, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, and Heart’s “What About Love” and “Alone”. 

The song came back to Toronto to be mastered by Joao Carvalho at JCM Mastering and the results are impressive.

Check out the official video for the song here: