about our recording studio
Located right outside Burlington in the beautiful Green Mountains of Charlotte, Vermont, Lane Gibson Recording and Mastering, formerly knows as Charles Eller Studios, has a long and venerable history surrounding the creation and capture of music and sound. Expertly designed and built by Charles Eller in the early 90's, it is a comfortable and welcoming space, large enough for technical separation to ensure accuracy, yet intimate enough to allow easy communication and convenient access from room to room.
From architectural to electronic design, the studio was built to facilitate your project’s smooth workflow. Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, all of the amenities you expect from a high-end studio are within arm’s reach. Top of the line microphones and preamps are in plain sight and easily accessible for quick, efficient mic setups. Vintage outboard gear lives right alongside a modern ProTools recording system.
In the live room, you’ll find clear sight lines and separation of sound to ensure the kind of comfort that facilitates great recordings. The control room is extremely frequency-accurate, which is critically important to making mixes sound great no matter what the playback system. In addition to having soffit mounted Tannoy System 15 monitors, we also faithfully cross reference every mix on a pair of Klein and Hummel near-field monitors, a Bose wave radio, a variety of high quality headphones including Sennheiser 580’s and 600’s, and, of course, an old Panasonic boombox… the ultimate test!
We also have some very lovely instruments, from a Yamaha C-7, 7’6”grand piano, to exotic and rare keyboards like a mini-Moog and an early 60’s Hammond B3 organ as well as vintage guitar amps available for use.
Even with our architectural and technical excellence, the ultimate key to our success is how unencumbered the artist experience is. This is the human side of the equation, and we use our thousands of successful sessions as a reference library. There isn’t much that we haven’t seen or experienced, and we apply this vast experience to gently guide you when appropriate, translate technical options and their meaning, and above all, make your recordings the very best they can be.
From encouraging performances to choosing the the ultimate microphone-preamp-dynamics chain—the goal is to put a rare, clarified glow around each vocal, each instrument to successfully express your vision. Tell us what you’re looking for and we will handle all the technical details to help get you there.
Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Touré's New Release
The Idan Raichel Project burst onto Israel's music scene in 2002, changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering a message of love and tolerance that resonated strongly in a region of the world where headlines are too often dominated by conflict. With an enchanting blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds coupled with sophisticated production techniques and a spectacular live show, the Idan Raichel Project has become one of the most unexpected success stories in Israeli music history. Idan's latest release "The Tel Aviv Session" with Vieux Farka Touré is the record Idan and I recently mixed here at the studio adjacent to the Cumbancha Music Headquarters.
New Sarazino CD
Here's another CD for you all to look out for. I had the extreme pleasure of working with Lamine Fellah from Equador. We mixed and mastered his latest record. "Everyday Salama" by Sarazino. Not only is he a great composer and musician, he speaks 5 languages fluently, including Arabic! Sarazino blends elements of Latin pop, reggae, funk, African and Arabic music with a fun, upbeat vibe to create grooving party music for a globalized world. Features guest appearances by Luisa Maita, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Sabina Sciubba, Niyo Pumpin, Rootz Underground, Bacho Ortiz, Amparo Sanchez, Isidro Garcia, D'Callaos, Novalima, and Andrea ruilova. Sarazino’s appealing and infectious sound wiill appeal to fans of Manu Chao, Macaco, Ojos de Brujo, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Jarabe de Palo, Juanes, Julieta Venegas and other stars of creative and catchy Latin pop music.
Mastering Kailash Kher and Kailasa's International Release "Yatra"
What an honor to have been asked to do the mastering for Cumbancha Records artist, Kailash Kher and Kailasa, one of the biggest pop music groups from India, for their upcoming international release "Yatra". Wow! This record is spectacular. Kailash Kher's voice is simply magical! And the production is top shelf. This will be out soon, so keep an eye out for it. It's amazing! You wouldn't know it by looking at him, as he is just over five feet tall, but Indian singer Kailash Kher is big - in fact, he's huge. In a country with nearly a billion people, Kher's enormous voice and supersized personality have helped him to rise above the crowd and reach stratospheric heights of fame. Not only is Kher one of Bollywood's most recognizable playback singers and a judge on the immensely popular Indian Idol TV show, Kailash Kher and his band Kailasa have broken beyond the media dominance of the Indian film industry to become one of the subcontinent's most successful musical groups.To purchase, go to http://kailashkher.bandcamp.com