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Zehnder: Living in the Moment

Los Angeles–based band Zehnder (bassist Timothy Gibbs Zehnder and guitarist Tom Zehnder, with drummer Mike Boggio) set out to simply have fun in the studio as they produced their latest self-release, Now.
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Los Angeles–based band Zehnder (bassist Timothy Gibbs Zehnder and guitarist Tom Zehnder, with drummer Mike Boggio) set out to simply have fun in the studio as they produced their latest self-release, Now. “The basic theme was that sense of play, getting back down to your roots, to be light-handed on what we’d add to the two vocals, bass, guitar and drums,” Tim Gibbs Zehnder says. “We allowed each song to have its own approach.” They recorded and mixed in Tom Zehnder’s Vapor Trail Productions, a 280-square-foot room with a Pro Tools|HD 3 system. “I mixed everything in the box,” Tom Zehnder says. “In general, I used room mic tracks along with small-room reverb plug-ins. Before any of the reverbs were engaged, I contoured the individual channels with EQ and compression, but not on every channel. I chose to squash some drum channels and not others.”