Jonathan Wilson





Recording Jonathan Wilson was a great experience for me. Using a combination of the Neve Melbourne and our API Vision in conjunction. His record is very warm and everything good that comes from analog. I used our telefunken collection and a few classic microphones for the session. The mix is live from the API with the API 2500 bus compressor. Probably could of been slightly louder and brighter before going to web but I think it was a good representation of this band. Amazing musicians. Watch the clip here. Enjoy.

“Move Me Brightly”Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Show

Jerry Garcias 70th Birthday Show

Our largest show to date. Seven guitars, two basses, drums, piano, organ, clavinet and 5 vocals met the stage for a amazing performance in honor of Jerry Garcias’s 70th birthday. The Show featured Phish’s Mike Gordon, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson, Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, Furthur’s Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals’ Neal Casal, the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Tad Kubler and the Yellowbirds’ Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman, as well as Jim Lauderdale, Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson and Harper Simon. Actor Luke Wilson hosted the event.


Rolling Stone



 Members of WAR came by TRI for the day. Our good friend Pancho who also plays for PHILM got the group to stop by and create some new songs on the spot. It was a great experience to record them and hear similar sounds of WAR. Watch a clip of one of the tunes! On drums I used a C24 on overheads. A D112 and C12 for Kick. M81 and 441 on Snare and M81 and 421 for Toms. Shure and Royer for guitars and 414 for Bass. Mike Mcginn mixed the web streams so enjoy!

The National with Bob Weir

Possibly our best show to date. The very talented band “The National” and Bob Weir rehearsed for two days prior to the show to learn each others material. Both video and audio teams worked very hard to bring a solid production to the audience of Over 2.5 million views and counting have seen the performance. Myself and Brad Dollar engineered the show. Being this was a larger set-up we used more dynamic vocals microphones and stayed away from large caps to prevent excessive bleed. Bob will in almost every scenario be using a Telefunken C12 for vocals. We love this on his vocals and being a studio environment we can get away with it. 409 and royer 121 on Weir’s guitar. Tele 251 on piano. Tele 260 on overheads on drums. Most traditional choices on rest of instrumentation. Shure and senheiser for drums and guitar amps. The broadcast was mixed from Ratdogs very own Mike Mcginn. Mixed with our API vision console, 2500 and Aurora lynx converter before reaching the viewers. A outstanding mix and performance from the staff at TRI.





RATDOG Reunion

Ratdog, Bob Weir, Bob Minkin Photography

Ratdog performing Live at TRI

This show came together very well. Bob is singing into a Telefunken c12. I used a 251 and 441 on horns, 409 with a 121 on guitar and 260’s on overheads. I believe we used a c12 on Upright as well and traditional microphones were used on everything else. Catch the rebroadcast Feb 22nd at TRI . Broadcast is mixed by Mike Mcginn and engineered by myself and Brad K. Dollar.

Bob Weir and Ratdog, TRI Studios