Touring with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis and slated to head out on the road with him once again, big things are happening for singer and recording artist Alexa Carter. With the release of The Ballerina EP earlier this spring, she is headed back into the studio to record her first full length album. Without pigeonholing Alexa Carter into a particular genre, she likes to describe her sound from those artists which influence her like OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles.
For the session we used the Sennheiser e935 Cardioid Dynamic Microphones for the vocals in the tracking room. The guitars were tracked using the Sennheiser e914 instrument microphones. All of the microphones were running into the Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 FireWire interface and live sound mixer. The StudioLive was then routed to Pro Tools 10 via a single FireWire cable. Within Pro Tools 10 we used their extensive sets of plug ins but generally stuck to their phenomenal reverb plug ins to bring out the sounds of the acoustic guitar and vocals.
After the session, I sat down with Alexa to talk about studio experiences, touring with Aaron Lewis, and her thoughts on the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio.
Alexa recently joined Curb Records artist Andy Gibson in the studio to record his Life Is Not Through With You Yet to benefit Heroes For Holden, a charitable organization that’s helping to raise money to offset medical costs for a special boy named Holden Gothia. All artist and record company proceeds from the single will go to Heroes For Holden. For more information visit http://www.heroesforholden.org.
We are very proud to announce that Alexa has been invited back to support the incredible Aaron Lewis on select dates of his current tour, his first with a full solo band. Alexa was asked to duet with Lewis on his new version of the Staind song “Tangled Up In You” on Town Line solo release and was subsequently asked to join him for a series of dates last summer. This year’s run will begin this Sunday evening, July 8 in New Orleans. The complete list of dates and venues where Alexa will be performing is:
July 8 (Su) – New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater
July 9 (M) – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
July 12 (Th) – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
July 18 (W) – Chicago, IL – Joe’s
July 22 (Su) – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater