(For GEAR see below)
ADD THE BAND is the creation of producer/songwriter Doug Kwartler. Doug has been the owner and operator of Hollow Body Studios (currently near Boston, MA) for close to 20 years. Doug has been recording and producing music for over 20 years and has been playing music for over 35 years. He's worked with literally hundreds of musicians, bands, and songwriters over the years and is a trusted and respected member of the music communities he has been a part of. Doug is also a singer-songwriter and part of the successful Americana duo The Lied To's with award-winning songwriter Susan Levine.
Songs that Doug has recorded and produced have appeared on major network television shows such as All My Children, Animal Planet, NCIS, The Young and The Restless and Dark Blue. Songs that he has recorded and produced have been played on radio stations around the world and have placed high on selected US music charts such as FolkDJ & the Roots Music report.
GEAR! GEAR! GEAR!
You simply can't get better recording gear than many of the items we use at AddTheBand.com. If you're familiar with recording gear, you'll know the legendary names of: Neumann, SSL, Neve, Avalon, Universal Audio, Teletronix, Vintech, Apogee, RCA (Vintage), Peluso, Fender, Gibson, Hammond, Rogers, Slingerland and others.. We've got 'em. Simply put, with the combination of recording and production experience we have, combined with the legendary gear we have, you're going to get a phenomenal product.
For all you gear heads out there, here is a partial list of some of our amazing collection:
SSL XLogic 4 Mic Amp: (4 pre-amps from the legendary SSL board - the real deal, not the cheap ones)
Neve Vintage 8128 Pre-amps/Channel strips (formerly owned by legendary engineer Chuck Ainley
Vintech X73 and X73i channel strips (legendary Neve sound used by top studios)
Avalon AD2022 dual preamp unit. (Pristine sound, legendary.)
Teletronix LA2A compressor (legendary compressor used on countless hit records)
Universal Audio LA610 Channel Strip (combining an historic pre-amp with a killer compressor)
Apogee Mini-me - for amazing analog to digital conversion
Neumann Vintage 1975 U87 large diaphragm condenser mic
Peluso 2247 SE Tube large diaphragm condenser mic
Vintage RCS 77D ribbon mic
Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm condenser mic
Dual Shure SM81 pencil condenser mics
Rode NT1000 large diaphragm condenser mic
Shure SM7b dynamic mic
AKG D112 dynamic mic
Other assorted mics: SM58's, SM57's etc..
1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb Drip Edge Amp. (Blackface circuitry)
Hammond M3 organ vintage
Leslie 147 rotating speaker amp vintage
Vintage Rogers and Slingerland drum kits
Vintage electric & acoustic guitars & bass guitars