Recording with the CP5 Colour Mic Preamp (Video + Stems) July 21, 2016 16:53

The DIYRE team spent a couple days in the studio recently to record new backing music for our how-to videos. We recorded everything with our CP5 Mic Preamps and various Colours so you could hear them at work.

You can download the tracks as hi-res stems via the link below. The only processing on the tracks is the Colours used during tracking. See the session notes below for mic and Colour specifics.

The stems are released under a Creative Commons license, so feel free to use them in your own tracks or remixes.

Download the stems (97mb)

Watch the Recording Process

Check out the video below to see exactly how we set up and used the CP5s + Colours during tracking.

Session Notes

  • BPM: 144
  • Bit Depth: 24 bit
  • Sample Rate: 48khz
  • Converters: Lynx Aurora 16
  • Mic Preamps: CP5 Colour Mic Preamp
Source Microphone Colour
Kick Drum ElectroVoice RE-20 15IPS Tape Saturation Colour
Snare Top Shure SM57 Rogue-Etc Air Passive EQ Colour
Snare Bottom AKG C414 B-ULS Distortastudio Cassette 4-Track Colour
Overheads Neumann KM84s None
Drum Room Flea 47 Toneloc Compressor Colour
Guitars (Fender Classic Player Jaguar > Vox AC15) Shure SM57 Pentode Tube Saturation Colour
Bass (Fender American Standard Precision) Direct Input DOA Colour + GAR1731
Synth (Korg MS-20 Mini) Direct Input 15IPS Tape Saturation Colour
Tambourine and Shaker Neumann KM84 15IPS Tape Saturation Colour