arguably the most invaluable member of the DEER GOD TEAM is our tech guru NACHO. this osaka native, along with BRIAN, LJ and LOGAN, worked at the former [the end] studio as the in-house tech for all repairs and modifications. arguably the latter was where he really shined as his rich diagnostic understandings of circuits allowed him the ability to heavily modify pedals, outboard gear and instruments for past clients of that studio, including the likes of UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, LIAM FINN, YEASAYER, JUSTYN PILBROW, MIKE SAPONE and ERIC KRASNO.
currently he is in development of several secret products i wouldn't dare reveal here, just suffice to say that we all value his work and feel lucky that he is a part of our team.
this week we are focusing on LOGAN, DEER GOD recording engineer and 1/2 of the indie dance-pop group ACE & THE MIGHTY GAN. after the lease expired on [the end] recording studio in greenpoint a few years ago, many of the engineers came out to staten island with BRIAN to setup a new studio in the historic KREISCHER MANSION. during this formative period (DEER GOD wasn't founded until a year and a bit later) LOGAN was instrumental in reestablishing the new location and maintaining the sprawling estate. he even began growing arugula and lettuce on the premise, that is until the deer reclaimed their territory and ate everything.
LOGAN has worked closely with in recent years with artists like chilean musician GO and YEASAYER. he is known for vocal abilities and propensity for stacking vocals in a mix, which is a tricky thing to do (so i've been told since i am not a recording engineer).
he is also a talented musician that i have seen play several gigs around NYC. he was nice enough to serve as our guinea pig when we were figuring out how to go about filming our KREISCHER MANSION SESSIONS live music series. below is our first, and ultimately unpublished, episode taken from the widow's walk on the top floor of the mansion. enjoy.
my cousin and business partner BRIAN is the heartbeat and propulsive force behind DEER GOD and all the creative work we do. he's an excellent audio engineer having worked with and collaborating with an impressive roster of artists including TALIB KWELI, YEASAYER, CLAMS CASINO, ERIC KRASNO, PHAROAHE MONCH, DIRTY PROJECTORS, HOLY GHOST!, NICHOLAS JAAR, LIAM FINN and others during his tenure as co-owner and founder of the former [the end] recording studio in greenpoint.
since forming DEER GOD and being our MUSIC DIRECTOR, he has helped direct our efforts in a more visual-centered direction as we need noticed most live-recordings posted by companies and bands on YouTube have unmixed sound that is pretty god awful. our company has perfected the art of being an all-inclusive live video production team that can handle film and recording a set in virtually any situation.
check out his recent mixing work in these live performance videos we produced over the past year. the 3D sound is quite stunning. you'd never know by some of the less-than-ideal recording conditions. dude is a wizard.