Logic Pro X, Universal Audio Apollo Twin, Shure SM58, Shure SM81, Resident Audio NF80, Audio Technica ATH-M50x, Plugins include UAD LA-2A, and 1176, Valhalla reverb, and Soundtoys Decapitator.
“Green Mountain Sun” is an indie-folk song written, arranged, recorded and mixed by Kyle Woolard in a 14×20’ log cabin. Kyle played guitar, banjo, keys and sang the vocals. Karl Pestka (of Ólafur Arnalds) played violin, Gunnar Jakobsson played the viola. Ragnar Ólafsson and Micah McCaw sang background vocals. Bly Wallentine played a trumpet formant-shifted down to sound like a French Horn, and Clay White played another trumpet. Roy MacNeil performed the ending fiddle reprise.
Reviewed By Marty Peters
There is so much to admire here, friends, starting off with the reaffirmation that quality recordings can be achieved with the most basic gear. “Green Mountain Sun” is a fine example of making the most of the tools at hand. Kyle laid down some fantastic vocals through the ubiquitous Shure SM58, a legendary workhorse that is well within the financial reach of even the most modest home studio. We must also congratulate Kyle for his creative arrangement and his willingness to allow for dynamics and breath throughout the track. The rise and fall of energy throughout the song kept us engaged and involved in the best of ways!
Bravo to all involved!
Kyle Woolard, [email protected]