Robert Carranza has been around the music recording business for a very long time. I met Robert in the mid 90′s when I joined the band, Pet. He was engineering a session for us and we have been close friends ever since. He engineered The Mars Volta records Amputechture and The Bedlam In Goliath as well as Big Sir’s Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer and Before Gardens After Gardens. He has won several Grammys for his work and is one of the most knowledgeable gearheads I know -and he plays a mean double bass drum!
I spoke with Robert after we worked on a session and he gave me some insight into how he records me in the studio. I only had my iPhone 4s but I think it did the job. Robert uses The Gas Cooker Microphone Pre / Direct Box for my bass. I can’t tell you enough how musical this unit is, but I think Robert will tell it better here in this video. You can find specifics here: http://www.ridgefarmstudio.com/rfinew/cprod.htm