Any local bands want a free studio session? Converse, the iconic footwear of indie rockers, presents the Converse Rubber Tracks Pop-Up Studio. Last month, across the country, Converse offered free recording sessions to bands in legendary studios like Abbey Road Studios in London, England; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; Toca do Bandido in Rio de Janeiro; and here in Seattle, Avast! Recording Company.
For over twenty years, Avast! has recorded some of the most loved alt-rock albums out there: Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Death Cab for Cutie, Soundgarden, and so much more. Converse Rubber Tracks Pop-Up Studio is back again at Avast! this month and Seattle bands of all genres are invited to apply for free studio time; those selected will have the opportunity to record their original music alongside a team of experienced engineers at no cost. At the end of their studio time, the artists will retain all the rights to their own music.According to Converse, Avast! "provides a beautifully maintained selection of vintage and contemporary microphones, preamps, EQs, tape machines, and outboard gear. The control room is equipped with a historic analogue 36-channel Trident A-Range console from 1975 that, according to legend, is one of only thirteen ever made. Rebuilt by the studio’s engineers, this gem provides gorgeous highs and deep, immersive lows."
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to apply to be one of the lucky bands to get a free session! Dates for recording are between November 2nd and 6th.
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