Analog Trenton Artist Info

What is it?

Analog Trenton is a recording project intended to capture a snapshot of the Trenton music scene as it is today.

We plan to record about 20 bands/artists. A selected set of songs will be selected for a vinyl album and CD. The full set will be available as a digital album.

The recording will be 100% analog to reel-to-reel tape decks. There will be no digital processing during the recording or mixing. The mastering for the vinyl album will also be 100% analog. The CD and online versions will not be converted to digital until the final mastering phase.

Where is it being recorded?

  • We are creating a mobile studio at Championship Bar on Oct 6th and 7th where we hope to record most of the larger bands. The event is open to the public.
  • On November 3rd, as part of Art All Day, we will be recording singer/songwriters and the Trenton Coffee House and Records
  • Throughout the remainder of 2018 we will also be recording at the Dirty Old Robot Studio in Jacobstown (about 25 minutes outside of Trenton).

How are you choosing the bands?

The bands are being chosen by our producers: Bill Nobes, Griffin Sullivan, Joseph Kuzemka and Nikki Nailbomb. If you have not been contacted and would like to be considered please contact bill@dirtyoldrobot.com.

Does it cost anything to participate?

No.

Are you accepting files for inclusion?

No. One of the goals of the project is to capture all of the acts on the same equipment which will provide a level playing field and, we hope, capture a true image of Trenton music

How will the tracks be mixed?

All tracks will be mixed from the 16-track recorded tape down to a 1/4" 2 track. We will be lightly using outboard analog processors as needed.

How many songs are you recording per band?

We are asking each band/artist to prepare one song.

How are you handling hip-hop or other artist who may have digital-only beats?

For this case we are laying down beats to tape and tracking vocals. While it's not technically 100% analog we don't want to exclude any artist or genre and we are capturing the performance on tape which will have a more live feel than a produced track.

Who owns the track once it is recorded?

The artists retain ownership of the track but does grant the Analog Trenton Project a license to distribute and sell this track as described above. The track will not be used in any other way. If you are signed to a label please do be sure that the track we are recording is unencumbered.

How do we get a copy of the album or CD?

If your track is selected to be included on the album, every member of your band on the track will receive a copy. Additional copies may be pre-ordered via our IndieGoGo campaign or purchased after release from this website or at Trenton Coffee House and Records.