January – March 2010

January started off recording with Kirtland Records’ artist Smile Smile. Jaret Reddick from BFS produced with Casey DiIorio engineering and mixing. Great time working with Ryan and Jencey. Wichita Falls rockers Twice Broken tracked and mixed 5 songs for their upcoming full length release. Mastering is slated for February with West West Side Music. Austin singer/songwriter Matt McCloskey visited Valve again in February to mix his 2nd full length release with Casey DiIorio. Look for it to come out this summer! Matt Pence and Casey DiIorio mixed for 7 days new songs from John Dufilho (Deathray Davies, Apples in Stereo) and Jason G. Very cool experience and look forward to hearing the tracks mastered..much echoplex and plate reverb used by all. Austin rockers Zest of Yore came in for another day to track the song “Rock and Roll Times 2″…after Bob Pollard from Guided by Voices fame picked it out of a batch of demos. And finally, Dallas Beastie Boy tribute band “Rhymin and Stealin” came in to sweeten up their vinyl tracks and ready them for live shows. Ill.

New Gear: Retro Instruments 176 Tube Limiting Amplifier, SPL Stereo De-Esser, Manley Vari-Mu modded with 6386 Tubes (Much Better!!)

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