I'm Rhys Catlin and I record music for bands and artists in Perth, Western Australia.
I'm trying to get as much experience as I can, so if you're interested in recording some stuff hit me up at email@example.com .
- Focusrite ISA428 MkII (4 channels)
- 2x Black Lion Audio b12a
- 2x Golden Age Project Pre 73
(plus the 8 preamps in my interface to bring the total to 16 channels)
I finished mixing the Fucking Teeth album just today (I’ll put up some of the finished tracks soon), and I’ll hopefully get the Disintegrates EP mixed this week. Plus I’ve got a bunch of projects confirmed between now and the end of the year including Brown, Sexy Robot, The Reptilians and Sully.
Also, next year I’ll be taking a year off before getting a real job (just finished my engineering degree) to study sound at Tafe, which means I’ll be doing a heap of recording and probably nothing else for the whole year.
I’ve just finished recording an album with Fucking Teeth which is sounding really awesome and will probably be out early next year when Pete gets back from over east. Here’s a sample track in the meantime;
A month or so ago, I did a bunch of demoes for Like Junk, who have been one of my absolute favourite local bands for over two years. We recorded 10 songs in an afternoon, all live (including vocals) at Hen House rehearsal studios. The room we recorded them in was quite small, and we only had a few hours, so the tracks are a little rough but they’re fairly representative of the sound of the band (plus the new songs are all really great).
I recorded a bunch of demoes for a band called Sully at The Midland Junction Arts Centre over a weekend at the end of June. We tracked everything live, with vocals overdubbed. These recordings are by far the best I’ve done (a big part being due to recording in an incredible sounding room), and I’m quite proud of them. We’re going to do some tracking later in the year for an official release which will probably be mixed and mastered professionally. Here’s one of the three tracks we recorded;
Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been doing some recordings for an awesome band called Ducks on a String. We did the original live band tracks(guitar, bass and drums all recorded in one room) for 7 songs one day in October last year , didn’t get around to doing vocals until February and March (and recorded another song from scratch live) this year and have only just started to get around to getting some final mixes together. There’s 8 tracks all up so I’ll put a couple more up here once we’ve finished mixing (they’re all mostly done, I just need to go through with the band and make some tweaks), but here’s two finished tracks for now.
One night back in February I recorded a bunch of songs for a two piece acoustic band called Sea. For three of the songs (including the two here), we recorded the piano, guitar and vocals all live in the one room and for another 2 tracks we did the piano and guitar together and overdubbed the vocals. I’m pretty happy with how these came out, especially considering that we only spent around 3-4 hours recording and had the final mixes done in less than a week.
I’m just at the moment finishing up 5 songs I’ve been recording for a new 3-piece called Neutral Native over the past 3-4 weeks. These recordings have been my first real chance to get to mess around with my new preamps and it’s been quite astonishing the impact they’ve had on the sounds I can get. Here’s one of the tracks we recorded. Neutral Native- Safe Opinion by rhyscatlin
I recorded 3 tracks for Sanssangria over a weekend at the end of May. This was the first chance I had to use my NT2000 and pair of NT5s and I’m really happy with how the tracks came out, especially given that everything was recorded in a shed. Since upgrading my mics I’m finally starting to get recordings I’m proud of and meet my own standards of sound quality. Problem is I haven’t had any bands to record in the past few months (2 bands I was going to record broke up before I got to, and a couple of projects I lined up fell through)- for the first time I am confident in my ability to get good sounding recordings but I can’t find anyone to record.
Sanssangria- Your Company by rhyscatlin