San Jose, CA (October 28, 2016)—Producer and engineer Fab Dupont employed the Lauten Audio Eden tube microphone to capture all the main vocal tracks on David Crosby’s new album, Lighthouse, which was produced by Michael League, the driving force behind Snarky Puppy.
Dupont recorded Crosby at Jackson Brown’s private Groove Masters, studio in Santa Monica, CA, then mixed it at his own Flux Studios in New York. “There was the Eden, which is all the lead vocals, and all the lead harmonies were done with the Eden. The Eden is the sound of the vocals,” says Dupont.
Crosby added, “With the Eden mic, Fab Dupont was able to capture the best vocal sound I’ve ever had in my entire career.”
Describing his sonic ideas as co-producer and engineer on the album, Dupont notes, “I have a certain idea of how music should sound to make me happy, and Michael League and David Crosby had a very clear idea of what they wanted to do. Since they decided to not put any drums on the record, that allowed me to do whatever I wanted. After going back and listening to David’s old stuff and more recent stuff, my vision was to do something extremely pure, to focus on the lyrics and the picking on the guitars.”
Lauten Audio’s Atlantis FC-387 microphones were also used to record acoustic guitars in combination with vintage microphones.
Dupont adds, “What I wanted to try and achieve is get all the good stuff from the old recordings, which is all those vocal blends and all that kind of warmth, like fuzzy tone, but without the inherent artifacts of older recording, which is this slightly distant sound. I wanted to capture the warmth and capture the blend that they had back in the day by everybody playing together.”