best of country
“Next To You” made the top three in this Australian list:
Check out the list for yourself here.
And check out the song now!
What an experience… The video below was shot by my wife at the Burlington County Fair earlier this month. That sweet little lady to my left is my daughter, Emma. I love music… but to be able to share it with my daughter makes it even more special. Take a look and let me know what you think.
July 17th Paul Street plays a Concert in the Park, Long Beach Island NJ. 7pm Brant
Beach, bay side. My father and daughter Emma will be joining me!
July 18th at the Burlington County Farm Fair, Columbus NJ 7pm again with Emma. Always a great time at the fair. Two chances to see Street live in one week!
Head on over to the Burlington County Farm Fair & check us out!
The vocal is the center of Country Music… the story is king. You need to have the right gear (and ears) to get the job done.
I have assembled a few tools over the years that help me in the recording process. At the center is the Lawson L47MP microphone. A mic that uses tubes (yes like your Mom’s old TV set from the 70’s) to provide a larger than life quality to every Paul Street track. Next comes the “Big Red Box”….A Fearn VT-2 Tube Microphone preamp. A mic preamp raises the volume of the source to make it louder and easier to record. Finally my vocal goes through a Cranesong Trakker compressor. A compressor’s job is to control dynamic range. From a whisper to a scream, it will keep the levels even as not to explode and distort the vocal performance. Through careful tweaking, I am able to record my voice so that you can’t tell any of these devices are working.
Recording vocals is by far my favorite and most difficult part of the record making process. In the end, if the story doesn’t translate to you the listener, it doesn’t matter what I’ve used to record my voice. The performance is what matters. With the right tools, the performance comes easier.
When a great story recorded with great gear meets up with a great performance… it’s like magic.
Here’s my new website. It’s much more flexible than my previous site… and hey, just look to your right and pick your favorite song to play… right here, right now!
I’ll also be adding more of “me” to the site. A couple times a month (maybe more), I’ll be posting my thoughts on, well, whatever I like.. it’s my site ya know. 🙂 So buckle up and get ready to ride!