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
BAND DIALOGUE II AT TREEFORT - 03.25.14 by Andrew
Treefort ruled! Total exhaustion and I need a day to recover from all of that, but the best moment of the festival 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 scored a pair of Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors! So vital for pointing out flaws in a mix!
LIVE AT THE BBC - 02.15.14 by Jose
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.
SOME PDX HEAVY HITTERS ON DECK - 01.06.14 by Andrew
January and February are starting to book up... Sessions with Valkyire Rodeo, Drunk Dad & Big Black Cloud! More to be confirmed soon!
DIY OR DIE + 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 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!
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!