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Recording drums – acoustic or e-drums?

I've been a drummer for 30 years, so I suppose I'm approaching this subject as much from a playing angle as a music producer one. But whatever my background, my job as both player and producer is to get the best result, as efficiently as possible, for the song...

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Booth’s acoustic guitar on Sunscreem track? Really?

Is that really David The Recording Booth playing acoustic guitar for 90s dance-music-pioneers Sunscreem? What is this madness? A bunch of years ago in deepest, darkest Essex I did some acoustic guitar sessions for a couple of nearby musician/producers. They'd seen me playing guitar with AloneMe at a local festival and liked my style,...
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Working in Louis de Bernieres’ world…

[caption id="attachment_651" align="alignright" width="270"]Louis de Bernieres, author, poet, musician Louis de Bernieres, author, poet, musician[/caption] I've been working with the splendid, multi-talented chap that is Louis de Bernieres for a few months. Yes, most people know him as the author of Captain...
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There are mugs, and then there are mugs…

mugs This is the current operational selection of mugs at the Booth household. I can hear the question now... "Why have you shared a picture of your mugs with us, David?" Well, it's an 'individual' thing. A 'not the same' thing. A 'gloiously not conforming to a template' thing (unless...
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As Mission Statements go…

As I get older, I appreciate more and more how lucky I am to have a talent for music. As I type, I’m just a couple of weeks off turning 42. I’ve been involved in actively learning, performing, making, writing, being immersed in music since I was a kid, growing up in a house full...
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Back Home

After a thoroughly enjoyable couple of years based ten minutes drive away, I've moved my recording studio back to my home village (Debenham in Suffolk, UK, as you ask). Specifically, back to the grounds of my home. Why? Well, ten minutes commute wasn't killing me and the rent on the commercial unit wasn't extortionate... but actually,...
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