“Supergroup” Flying Colors turns to PreSonus for debut album recording

Rock "supergroup" Flying Colors relied on PreSonus‘ ADL 700 channel strip when recording their highly-anticipated debut album.

The band includes drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), keyboardist Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs), and guitarists Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev).

The quintet’s busy schedules meant there was little time to record the album – only a few days were available for the band to compose, arrange, and track the songs with producer Peter Collins. From there, revealed McPherson, "we all went back to our own studios and did a lot of the overdubbing and colour parts."

Much of that tracking was recorded using an ADL 700 channel strip from PreSonus. "I used it a lot on acoustic guitars and on my lead and background vocals," McPherson said.

Due to his hectic touring schedule, much of Morse’s overdubbing was done in hotel rooms. "I carry a portable rig with the ADL 700 and my FireStudio Mobile," he added. "With those two boxes, I’m able to record almost anywhere."

The group is soon due to head back into the studio to work on a second album.

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