NEWS
Hello,

This site is no longer active. To find my new site and contact info, please go to: www.aaronharris-audio.com

Thank you
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6.28.11

Hello,
There's seems to have been a problem with my email. Things seem to be worked out now, but I fear that it was not working for a few days. If you have emailed me in the last week, would you please email me again. I apologize. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks
-Aaron










5.17.11

Since my last update, I recorded, engineered and produced the first full-length record for the St. Louis band Lesser Key with my partner Justin Hopfer. I really liked their EP "Parallels," which they recorded with Sylvia Massy, and felt they were off to a really strong start. Working with them was a lot of fun, and it was refreshing working with a group that has so much raw talent. You can hear a few samples in the "Listen" section of my site, or go to reverbnation.com/lesserkey.com

I recently finished mixing Jeff Caxide's (of ISIS) solo debut "Endless Midnight" under the moniker Crone. It's set to be released July 19 on CD and digital download on Wayland Recordings. It always amazes me what Jeff is able to do with a bass guitar. I felt hypnotized a few times during the mixing. It's a beautiful record, and I'm excited for people to hear it.

Jeff and I have also teamed up with Cliff Meyer (also of ISIS) on a new band. We demoed two songs last week. So far it's just the three of us. We're still deciding whether there will be vocals and other members. We have some people in mind that we'd like to get involved, but that's yet-to-be determined. At any rate we're really excited about it, and the people we've shared it with have enjoyed it, so that's good! We should have some samples to share soon.

Next up, I'll be mixing the new Jakob record and some Pelican stuff that I can't say much about at this point. I'm also headed out with the Deftones on May 26 to fill in for Abe Cunningham's usual drum tech, who has to leave the tour early. I had a great time teching for Danny Carey on TOOL's Big Day Out tour in Australia and I'm looking forward to helping out Abe, who is another one of my favorite drummers.

I still have some openings this summer if anyone is looking to make a record, or have one mixed. Email me (aaron@aaronharris-audio.com) and I'd be happy to talk with you about projects and time frames.

And stay tuned for Decibel's upcoming ISIS feature in which we all share our favorite memories from the band. I talk about the making of "Wavering Radiant" and how it inspired me to become a producer. The feature is pegged to a new series of live ISIS releases and special bonus packages available for pre-order on http://isistheband.com

-Aaron

Tracking Cliff for our new band -
Another great shot by www.markphoto.net -

12.29.10

Thanks to everyone who participated in my vinyl sale. I got a lot more orders than I expected. Everyone should have their records now, and if not (maybe some European or Australian orders) you should any day now. I was able to get some new toys for the studio including an Empirical Labs "Mike-E", a Radial "Phazer" phase adjustment box, and a few other odds and ends. I still have a few other things to decide on, but for now we've made some great additions to the studio.

Currently Justin and I are wrapping up tracking with "Lesser Key" from St Louis, and about to start mixing. This will be the bands first full length record. They released and EP previously. I was curious to see where these new songs would take them given the strength of their previous EP. It's been a pleasure to work with these guys, and Justin and I are both pretty excited to start mixing. We got to track the drums and a majority of the bass through "CLASP." CLASP stands for Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor. The short explanation is that it allows you to track through Pro Tools onto analog tape, giving you the speed of Pro Tools, and the sound of analog tape. It's really pretty amazing. I'm not even going to try and explain it, but if your curios you can read more here http://www.endlessanalog.com It was refreshing to record to analog. Eric Palmquist (the house guy at Infrasonic Sound where we tracked the drums and bass) put it best when he said "it sounds so familiar".... So true. It's been a great record to make, and the guys all seem pretty excited to start mixing.

Willeum, the 2-piece from Canada that Justin and I mixed back in November, has uploaded a few new songs to their Facebook page. Check out "Torrential" and "Legends" for a taste of what Justin and I mixed. These two guys were fun to work with. One guy is a farmer, and the other a trucker. The cover art from their new record was taken from Chris' (the singer) back yard! Pretty unbelievable. Check them out here www.facebook.com/WilleumBand

Tour with TOOL starts next month. I'm looking forward to being part of the madness and seeing my friends Jakob down in NZ and Australia. Jakob are opening for TOOL at their Sydney and Melbourne side shows. It will be fun to be touring again and in a completely different manner (as Danny Carey's drum tech). I'm honored to be part of it.

Spring is wide open at the studio, so if anyone is looking to record or have a record/ EP mixed, please hit us up. We'd be happy to talk with you. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and have a happy New Year!

Aaron
aaronharris23 [@] gmail [dot] com




11.27.10
Vinyl Sale Remains

Here are the remaining copies for sale if anyone is interested. Thanks to all that have claimed records so far! I will be billing and shipping later this week. Thanks.

Red Sea 12"
3 Green $20
2 Black/ Gold $20
1 Whit/ Gold $40

Celestial Conspiracy Re Press
all $35
1 Orange/ White swirl
1 A/B White/ Green C/D - Red White (half and half)

Oceanic Trust No One TNO 018
1 A/B- Brown C/D- Purple $75

Oceanic Escape Artist EA -19
2 White $45
1 Clear $50
2 Dark Green $75
2 Light Green $70

Panopticon Robotic Empire 041
1 Black $25
1 Silver $25
2 Blue $55

Panopticon Robotic Empire 045
1 Clear $30
1 Black $25
1 Orange $30


In The Absence Of Truth Robotic Empire ROBO 071
1 Black $25
1 Gold $25

In The Absence Of Truth Daymare Special Brown bag
Edition Limited to 500
1 $50

Wavering Radiant Ipecac IPC - 113LP
1 Yellow $30
1 Black $25

Wavering Radiant Conspiracy CORE 078
1 Blue $40
1 Yellow $30

Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol I
3 black 20$
Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol II
1 black 20$
Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol III
2 black 20$

LIVE IV Robotic Empire
1 Clear brown $35
2 Brown $35

LIVE V Viva Hate
(Tom Neely Cover)
1 Green $70
(Regular Green Cover)
1 Black $30
1 Clear Green $40

Holy Tears Single 12" Ipecac
3 Blue $15
3 Clear $15

Melvins/ ISIS split 12" Hydra Head
1 White $30

Test Pressings
1 Live I $75
1 Panopticon (Robotic Empire 041) $200
1 Melvins/ ISIS split $200


11.25.10
Vinyl Sale!

In my last news update I mentioned that I'd found TONS of ISIS vinyl and would like to sell my extra copies. I knew that I had a lot, but had never sat down and gone through it all. Over the years it's really piled up. I'd really like people to be able to enjoy them, instead of all these extra copies sitting in my closet. Any money I make from the sale of these copies will go directly to my recording studio to help make more music!

Here's how it works: Below is a list of what I have. The first number represents the number of copies I have to sell. Next is the color, and after that is the price. The price is per copy. If you're interested in buying a record, please email me (aaronharris23 [@] gmail [dot] com), tell me which record you'd like, and which color. First come, first serve. For instance, If you email me about a record at 1pm, and someone else emails me about the same record at 1:01pm, I will give first priority to the person who emailed me at 1pm. If the person before you backs out, I will check with you to see if you're still interested, and so on. PayPal only. I will quote you shipping and email you a PayPal bill. Once I receive your PayPal payment, I will ship you your record(s). Please provide me your PayPal info in our email exchange. One copy per color, per person please. Multiple records is OK, just not multiple copies of one specific record/color, as to give others a chance.

I hope this all seems fair to everyone. I like the idea of doing it this way instead of other auction sites. This way it's directly between you and me. I also tried to make the pricing as fair to both parties as possible. I'm definitely not trying to make a quick $ here. These are sacred pieces of my life. I'll be sure to put the profit to good and creative use. Below are a few examples of the colors that I found. Enjoy!


Mosquito Control EA 3.3
1 Blue $30

Red Sea 12"
3 Green $20
2 Black/ Gold $20
1 Red/ Black/ Brown (tri color) $20
1 Whit/ Gold $40

SGNL05 Tortuga 015
1 Black $40
1 Clear $70

Celestial Conspiracy Re Press
all $35
2 Orange/ White (swirl)
2 Red/ Black (swirl)
1 A/B - Yellow/ Clear C/D - Red/ Clear (half and half)
1 A/B Yellow/ White C/D - Red/ White (splatter)
1 A/B White/ Green C/D - Red White (half and half)

Oceanic Trust No One TNO 018
2 A/B- Brown C/D- Purple $75
1 A/B- White C/D- White $40

Oceanic Level Plane
4 Picture Disk $60
4 Splatter $50
4 Black $25
4 Bright Green- Yellowish $30

Oceanic Escape Artist EA -19
2 White $45
1 Clear $50
2 Dark Green $75
2 Light Green $70
2 Orange $45

Panopticon Robotic Empire 041
2 Clear/ Light Blue W/ Silver $30
2 Clear/ Light Green W/ White $30
2 Black $25
2 Silver $25
2 Blue $55
2 Orange $45

Panopticon Robotic Empire 045
1 Clear $30
1 Black $25
1 Orange $30

Panopticon Trust No One
1 A/B Clear C/D Black $50

In The Absence Of Truth Robotic Empire ROBO 071
1 A/B Red C/D Yellow $25
2 A/B Gold C/D Black $25
1 Clear $25
1 Black $25
3 Gold $25

In The Absence Of Truth Daymare Special Brown bag
Edition Limited to 500
2 $50

Wavering Radiant Ipecac IPC - 113LP
3 Clear $50
2 Yellow $30
2 Black $25

Wavering Radiant Conspiracy CORE 078
1 Blue $40
2 Yellow $30
1 Black $25

Remix/ Reinterpretations Vinyl Box Set
2 $80

Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol I
3 black 20$
Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol II
1 black 20$
Remix/ Reinterpretations Vol III
2 black 20$

Shade Of The Swarm (Ten Year Anniversary Box Set)
2 $350

LIVE I Electric Human Project
1 Black $45

LIVE II Trouble Man
3 Black $40

LIVE III Profound Lore
1 Clear $40

LIVE IV Robotic Empire
1 Black $40
2 Clear brown $35
2 Brown $35

LIVE V Viva Hate
(Tom Neely Cover)
1 Green $70
1 White $70
(Regular Green Cover)
1 Black $30
1 Clear Green $40

Holy Tears Single 12" Ipecac
3 Blue $15
3 Clear $15

Melvins/ ISIS split 12" Hydra Head
1 Pink $40
1 Clear $30
2 White $30

ISIS/ Aereogramme "In The Fishtank"
1 Black $20
1 Blue $20

Test Pressings
1 In The Absence Of Truth (Robotic 071) $200
1 Live I $75
1 Panopticon (Robotic Empire 041) $200
1 Melvins/ ISIS split $200
1 Live V $60





11.20.10

Just wanted to write a quick update about what's been going on-

There are a few things happening in the studio. Justin Hopfer (my studio partner) and I are mixing a two-piece band from Canada this week. They're a couple of friends from Saskatchewan. Their earlier music reminds me of what I liked about the '90s -- my favorite music era. We'll be mixing and mastering for them, so please stay tuned for a link to the completed music in the following weeks as the band makes it available.

Justin and I are also in talks with a band from St. Louis about recording and mixing their next full length. I've met with one of the members (the drummer, of course) and heard demos of their new songs. I'm very impressed. We're talking of starting tracking in early December. The guys will come out here to Los Angeles and we'll work through the month on the record. Judging from the new demos that I've heard, it's going to be a really fun record to make.

I got another demo from Jeff Boyle (Jakob) for the project he and I are working on. When I get a message from Jeff saying he's sent me something to listen too, I feel like a kid on Christmas day and I can't get through the presents fast enough! This particular track is very cool; a style of playing that I've never heard from Jeff. To say that I love it would be an understatement. Jeff also sent along new Jakob demos -- and it's some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Their music does something to me that's hard to explain. It's the sound of everything right.

I've also been working with Danny Carey of TOOL on his drum kit for the upcoming "Big Day Out" tour. The guys have shows in Hawaii, New Zealand, and all throughout Australia. Funny, I've been friends with Danny for a few years now, seen him play a ton of times, even played his kit a few times, but never fully understood the sheer size of his kit. I'm not even sure how many pieces are involved. It's truly a work of art. I'm starting to realize my responsibilities as his drum tech for this tour, and I have to say, I'm completely honored. It also means filling some pretty big shoes as Danny's regular Tech (Joe Paul Slaby) has been Danny's tech for years. He's an incredible person to boot. I wouldn't be able to do this without Joe's guidance, no way. I'm looking forward to the job, and the tour.

Speaking of drums, I haven't been playing all that much lately which bums me out a bit. Sometimes it's nice to take a break though. Cliff, Jeff, and I will probably start playing again now that Cliff is back from Red Sparowes tour. The break is nice, and I know when I get back behind a kit I'll be recharged, and inspired.

Lastly, in my frustration of being sick (I had a nasty cold for about a week), I came down with cabin fever and cleaned out some stuff. In doing so, I found WAY more ISIS records than I thought I had. I'm going to do a little research and find out what colors/ pressings I have, then offer a list for anyone who is interested. First come, first serve. Basically whoever emails me first for a record I will give first priority on that record. Once you PayPal me the amount, I will send you the record. Simple. No ebay, bidding, or any of that stuff. I hope to get that list up after Thanksgiving.

I think that's all for now. More as things develop. Please email me for any recording/ mixing inquiries. Spring of 2011 is wide open at the moment.

Thanks for reading!
Aaron


10.6.10

Mixing! Tons of live ISIS stuff to mix. I've made some good progress over the last few days. It's been tough to work on these sessions for a variety of reasons. Mostly because I lose perspective after a while given that these are songs I co-wrote and performed so many times. I asked my friend Justin Hopfer to come lend me his ears today. It's always nice to get some fresh ears to listen and give some feedback. He's a really talented dude and we've been working together a lot lately. Our plan is to start a recording/ producing team. More on that later.

I've been digging the Soundtoys plug-ins a lot lately. The Decapitator is really nice on drums and other stuff. They have a great line of really amazing plug ins. Also really loving the Waves Kramer PIE Compressor.

Bob Heil's 70th birthday was a few days ago. Got an email response from him that said he had "a couple new surprises" to talk about. I'm excited to find out what those are. I was watching a live Stone Temple Pilots set on television last night, and was happy to see that there were Heil mics on the drum kit. I'd love to see Bob do a side address PR30 one of these days.

I guess that's all for now. If you're in need of a recording engineer, or your record mixed, hit me up!


-Aaron


9.30.10

I'm very happy to announce that I will be drum teching for Danny Carey at this years "Big Day Out" festival in Australia and New Zealand. From the TOOL website:

"I do, however, have one little piece of news regarding the 2011 BIG DAY OUT festival. Readers of this site might recall a recent post about ISIS drummer Aaron Harris' new website. Well, no sooner did we post his 'portfolio' than one drummer took interest. That drummer is Danny Carey, and he asked if his good friend would have any qualms in cracking open cans of Victoria Bitter and putting tomato sauce on his meat pie (i.e. being his drum tech for the BDO)? Having been informed that there might even be time for Mai-Tais along the way (on some ash-heap in the blue Pacific, I believe), Aaron accepted the offer. Of course, the bloke could have held out for the Rochefort Trappistes 10 stashed in D.C.'s dressing room."

I'm honored to say the least!!! Joe Paul (DC's usual tech, and also a great friend) couldn't make this trip, so I will be filling in. It will be great to tour again, and with some of my good friends who make up one of my favorite bands. Can't wait!

More music writing and coordinating recordings this week. Got to meet some of the guys from Sure Microphones the other day. Very cool to talk with them. Also caught a great set from Danny and John Z at the Baked Potato on Monday with Ben from Red Witch pedals. I met Ben in Wellington, NZ on the last ISIS, NZ tour. Evil Joe Barresi was also attendance that evening. Always good to see Joe. One of the coolest and most talented guys I've ever met.

Thanks to all that have checked out my site. It's definitely appreciated!

-Aaron


9.27.2010

Welcome to my new website! I will be updating the news section with current works including recording and mixing jobs, musical projects, musicians/producers that I'm working with, bands that I'm touring with, cool new gear that I like, etc. As for now I have a few projects that I can talk a bit about-

PROJECTS:
Jeff Caxide, Bryant Clifford Meyer, and I have been playing together fairly regularly. We have some pretty solid ideas that we've been working on and demoing. This, for obvious reasons, has been very fun and exciting for me. I really enjoy playing with the both of them. I can't say what it's sounding like, or where it's heading just yet, but it's been really great creating with those guys again.

Jeff Boyle from Jakob and I have been exchanging music files via the internet. We have a handful of tracks that we're picking away at. I'm very excited about this. I love Jeff's playing. He and his band mates in Jakob can do no wrong. We don't have a name for this project, and it's slowly moving along (Jakob is writing a new record!), but it's one that I'm really enjoying and anticipating.


SOUND:
There's a bunch of ISIS stuff that I'm working on at the moment. We have a lot of live sets that need mixing and a few other little treats that we've been preparing for a future release. I have a few multi-track recordings that I did from various ISIS tours capturing a nice range of our catalog. It's been enjoyable and a bit emotional to work on these recordings.

I'm tracking some stuff for Pelican later this month for a new EP that they're working on. The plan right now is for Larry and Bryan to do drums and bass with me here at my studio in Los Angeles, and Trevor and Laurent to do guitars in Chicago. Can't wait to do this and hear some new Pelican songs. I always look forward to that!

I'll also be mixing Pelican at the Troubadour here in Los Angeles on Oct 30th. They're doing a couple of 10 year anniversary shows (one in Chicago, one in LA). I'm happy to be a part of that.

There's some other great stuff in the works that I'll be revealing soon. An amazing opportunity to work for one of my favorite drummers in January 2011. Also teaming up with a good friend and talented producer/ engineer here in Los Angeles.

Thanks for reading and stopping by!

-Aaron