Author Archives: Duncan Martin

Recording Black Horses

The For Folk’s Sake sessions went on a long pause during the various UK lockdowns, but now things are mostly back to normal I’ve started recording again. The first person in for this new run was Basia Bartz. Basia was previously here alongside Catherine Rudie, where I was intrigued by the combination of violin with… Read More »

USB Chipsets for the MOTU 1248

My studio PC is an i7-6700, which is fast enough for audio work but a bit underpowered for video editing. For a potential upgrade I’d like to consider something AMD Ryzen based. Going AMD means I’d have to give up on my upgrade to Thunderbolt, but that’s only a nice-to-have so I can live with… Read More »

MOTU 1248

It’s audio interface upgrade time at the studio. I’ve swapped my Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd gen) for a MOTU 1248. There were a few motivations for this. One was to expand/improve the support for external mic amps. Another was to improve how I handle headphone mixing for live monitoring. With the Scarlett I could offer… Read More »

Running The Numbers – Who’s Getting Booked For Sessions

At the time of writing, I’ve been recording For Folk’s Sake sessions for 3.5 years, with a total of 66 recordings producing 99 published songs. As the 2019 recordings have come to an end, I’ve been categorising the artists that have come round and looking for any trends and patterns. I do lurk in a… Read More »

Zoe Konez Returns

I’ve just published a new session video with Zoe Konez, which you can see below. Zoe has been in before, and although she’s not the first person to return what makes this interesting is that Zoe was the very first person to do a session with me, and comparing the two really shows the distance… Read More »