CARAVAN RECORDINGS IS A MOBILE RECORDING COMPANY

established by Portland audio engineers Andrew Grosse & Jose De Lara

Caravan offers professional recording at competitive rates. We offer the capability to multitrack 16 channels in any environment imaginable. We also have the ability to track in the main room at the Information warehouse where our control room and iso booth are located for mixing and overdubs.

Check out this video to get an idea of what we're all about...

NEWS / BLOG

CARAVAN ON HIATUS... WELL KINDA / NOT REALLY / BUT SORT OF - 09.13.14 by Andrew

Well this has been an interesting year thus far. Back in October 2013, I was taking "Caravan" pretty seriously. I attempted to stop working my normal day job to pursue this full time. It worked for a while, but the winter financially forced me to go back into the day job grind. And of course all work and no play make Andrew a dull boy. So I hadn't been updating this because I was too busy hustling to make ends meet and finish projects.

First off would like to say thank you to all bands over the last 6 months for being patient. It was a pleasure working with Valkyrie Rodeo, Drunk Dad, Tyrants, Tiny Knives, Big Black Cloud, Needles and Pizza, 63 Fremonts, The Mcarthy Era and Dad Rock. Having a busy late night job and finishing projects in a timely manner isn't easy.

2ndly, Jose and I are both going to be on the road for a little while. Drunk Dad is doing a US tour and I'm heading out with my buddies in Wampire to run sound for a month and a half. We'll be available for sessions in November so get in touch if you're looking to book a session during the tail end of 2014!

Cheers!

BIG BLACK CLOUD'S LESSON IN FUCK YOU 2 STREAMING! - 09.12.14 by Andrew

Well this session started off being a demo, but then the good ol' boys at Eolian Records digged it so much they decided to release it as an EP! Just goes to show, you should always put your best into every recording... You never know what the end result may be!

Get yer boots blown off by the Portland based bombastic noise assault that is Big Black Cloud!

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/08/album-debut-big-black-cloud/

DRUNK DAD'S "LIGHT A FIRE" HITS NOISEY! - 05.12.14 by Andrew

Drunk Dad's first LP "Ripper Killer" is done! Engineered and Mixed by yours truly and Mastered by Ryan Foster. Check out one of 9 tracks up on Noisey now!

Full interview here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/i-got-drunk-with-a-band-called-drunk-dad

Light A Fire here:

BAND DIALOGUE II AT TREEFORT - 03.25.14 by Andrew

Treefort ruled! So exhausted! We got to work with a lot of great bands this year. But the pinnacle of the festival (for me at least) had to be filming and capturing audio for "Band Dialogue II / Skatefort" which featured the bands AU, Pontiak, Inner Oceans, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Art Fad, Phantahex, Twin Steps, Sun Blood Stories and hosted / conducted by Akron/Family's Seth Olinsky. 20+ guitars, 6 basses, a couple of keys and horn sections and 9 drum kits all lined up in a skatepark generating a huge wall of sound. Massive & minimal Swans-esqe guitar swells with occasional noise freakouts all surrounding 20 or so kids skating. We pretty much maxed out all audio gear we had with us to close mic all kits and pick up everything else by stereo / ambient micing the environment at various distances. Can't wait till we get around to editing and mixing it!

NS-10s + TYRANTS + TREEFORT FEST - 02.18.14 by Andrew

March is going to be pretty busy... we'll be tracking new recordings for Portland punk/noise band Tyrants and I'll be heading out once more to Boise for Treefort Fest to run audio for Into The Woods!! Last year was a blast... especially our takeaway shoots. I definitely can't say I've had any other opportunities to track bands in abandon brothels, in a field next to a military base, at a school playground, inside an old penitentiary...

I remember somehow managing to climb up to the third level of cell blocks (since there was no easy access to it) to get a room mic up high when we shot Sun Angle. #audionerd

Also, we've added a pair of Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors to our arsenal!!
 


LIVE AT THE BBC - 02.15.14 by Jose

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SLUDGEFEST AT 411 - 01.19.14 by Andrew

Tracking Drunk Dad at the warehouse tonight. Three words... Joseph Fucking Naylor. Easily on my top five favorite Portland drummers list.

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DIY ISO WALLS & SUB MIC + NEW MICS - 01.04.14 by Andrew

 

Just finished up some projects for Caravan... I built 6 new iso walls / baffle panels for sound treatment & Jose handcrafted a sub kick mic using an old harmon kardon subwoofer! ALSO new mics in... A Cascade Fathead ribbon, a 2nd Sennheiser MD421 (cause they just sound so damn good on toms) and a pair of Diyac RM-5 ribbons!

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A WEEKEND WITH MR. SIMMONS - 12.20.13 by Andrew

I'll be teaming up with audio engineer & good friend Jeff Simmons Saturday to track Martain Manhunter from Eugene, OR and Sunday to run audio for an Into the Woods session with Ural Thomas!