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More Soul in the Soul Shack

Even though the Soul Shack Studio is brand-spanking new, it is getting some upgrades that are all about separation.  In order to get good, clean sounds, Jeff is constructing an Amp Room to separate the bass and guitar amps from the main studio, as well as a vocal booth, complete with padded walls and new mic stands.

We’ve already had several groups come and record, and currently Voodoo King is laying down some tracks.  Word has it that Jeff has hit the nail on the head (or should I say hit the stick on the cymbal…) when it comes to a great drum sound.

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Construction Continues on the Soul Shack Studio

Not only do the fans support the Jeff Gates Band by attending shows, purchasing band stuff and spreading the word of good music, but they also donate their time and sweat.  Check out Mike Dale…he shows up to the Shack in a large work van full of useful tools and…A DOOR!! Yay, Mike!!  He and Jeff hung the door, decided what materials were needed next and took off to Lowe’s.  I can now hear the sounds of saws, nail guns and the occassional outburst that goes along with hard, physical labor.
Back inside the cool house, I on the other hand, have ordered all the necessary electronics to make this studio rock and roll. I am excited at the prospect of re-learning how to use a Mac and starting from scratch on a brand new software (for me, anyway)–ProTools. I am even thinking about getting one of those neon guitar wall clocks I saw at Big Lots…

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Promoting…No walk in the park

Well, now that the CD has been released, the real work begins.  Ok, ok…the writing and recording and press-up were no walk in the park, but trying to get these music companies to recognize you, want to listen to you out of the sea of others that want to be heard…wow.  Jeff works on this all day while I’m at Nestle and then I start in as soon as I get home.  We send emails, search websites, make phone calls, mail CDs to the far reaches of the globe.  Maybe one day all this hard work will pay off.

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