I think you’ll be surprised hearing Minnie Driver singing… I got a call from Minnie Driver’s crew to do a live recording for her new album release, “Ask Me To Dance,” at The Cutting Room in New York City. Like any other usual on-location recording, I fired up my on-location system and prepared it by making sure all the updates and right files are running smoothly on the two computers (a main recording computer and a backup). On the day of the recording, I brought up the system in the venue, connected it to the venue’s main system and started a sound check. My system was designed to connect to The Cutting Room system digitally re-fader, and is totally separate from what the sound engineer is doing. As a result, I get a very clean signal.
My system’s capacity is 64 separate channels of audio, so when the show started, I was busy monitoring the levels and making sure everything was running smoothly. With my head buried in the recording process, I didn’t focus much at first on Minnie Driver’s performance, but eventually I couldn’t help but pay attention to Minnie Driver’s singing. I had no idea how amazing a singer and performer she is! There are a lot of actors and actresses out there who try to break into the music industry, but don’t quite make a mark like the musicians and rock stars out there. Not Minnie Driver. I became a big fan of her music that night. My favorite song she performed that night was Master Blaster (Jammin) by Stevie Wonder — she gave it a new twist, and I love it. Go check her out asap at: www.minniedriver.com. Till next time….