You know that Bitrate Studios loves to experiment. Well, while recording “Hello” for Quenton Clark earlier in the week, he wanted a very raw, overdriven keyboard sound. I played him a track called “All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters in which the keyboard (Wurlitzer?) is captured by micing the speaker on the keyboard itself. Using a vintage microphone that Kevin and I acquired through a friend, we mic’d the keyboard’s onboard speaker and, Voila! What a great tone! Quenton liked it so much that he kept it for the final mix. I just read an article from Joe Gilder (www.homestudiocorner.com)yesterday that said the words “Should I…” should never be in an engineer’s vocabulary. How true! In this day and age with audio recording so cheaply accomplished? Try it! Try it again! If it doesn’t quite work, then try something else, but never stop experimenting.