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JaR 2 AND NEVE 2!

Message from Jay (August 2018):

Hey all, Jay Graydon here, after many months working with the re-masters for Japan of AIRPLAY and AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET, plus mixing, mastering and co-producing, the new album by Phil deGruy, I finally resumed working on the JaR 2 mixes. Guess what happens next ...?

Two Caps exploded on my Neve V2 (the insert card power rail cap on channels 18&20) and the smoke rising up from the console scared the shit out of me! It sounded like 10 firecrackers and happened twice within 5 minutes of each other! All of those Caps on every module will need to be replaced asap as too old and they suck major current! More will blow up soon if not replaced!

Soon every cap on the console Neve V2-48) will need to be replaced as they fail! There are around 100 per module. This will be the 6th time a full re-capping will happen in over 30 years! A new console would cost 500,000 bucks and for the first six months, there would be problems so that idea is not practical, especially the price!

As soon as I get problems fixed in the studio I start the mixes. I hope no more than a week from Monday as my tech Dave Clark will work this Monday and next Monday as there are always a few problems. I am now heading into the control room to write out notes for Dave as to failed modules, etc. This issue is major! Shit like this happens all the time with big consoles. The more modules, the more the problems build up. Dave is the main Neve tech at Capitol and he is constantly working on 3 Neves!

The trade off of using an analog console with Pro Tools is worth the hassle as the Neve V2 is the last console with the old style Neve EQ that sounds great!

So hang in there, folks, JaR 2 is on the way! - Jay

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"Listen Up, Loyal JaR Fans!!

We are nearing completion of our new JaR project titled, CODE.

As a gift of appreciation to you for your loyal support and patience we offer you this Sneak Preview release of the title track.

We promise you that the new album will full of surprises and, as we say, it'll be Very, Very, JaR…..

Enjoy…." - Jay and Randy (JaR)

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Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum working together as the supergroup - JaR.
Randy and Jay at Garden Rake Studios

 

Whatever happened to JaR 2?

A long time has passed since we last posted anything on this site, but rest assured the mixing work on the second JaR album is still happening, although it has to share time with so many other projects, that both Jay and Randy are working on right now. Since the main rule of JaR is "No pressure, no stress!" it will have to patiently wait in line, while the guys take care of other, more time sensitive, projects. We will eventually get there and you will be the first to know about the release date. The songs are awesome and you will not be disappointed!

JaR 2 AND NEVE 2!

Message from Jay:

Hey all, Jay Graydon here, after many months working with the re-masters for Japan of AIRPLAY and AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET, plus mixing, mastering and co-producing, the new album by Phil deGruy, I finally resumed working on the JaR 2 mixes. Guess what happens next ...?

Two Caps exploded on my Neve V2 (the insert card power rail cap on channels 18&20) and the smoke rising up from the console scared the shit out of me! It sounded like 10 firecrackers and happened twice within 5 minutes of each other! All of those Caps on every module will need to be replaced asap as too old and they suck major current! More will blow up soon if not replaced!

Soon every cap on the console Neve V2-48) will need to be replaced as they fail! There are around 100 per module. This will be the 6th time a full re-capping will happen in over 30 years! A new console would cost 500,000 bucks and for the first six months, there would be problems so that idea is not practical, especially the price!

As soon as I get problems fixed in the studio I start the mixes. I hope no more than a week from Monday as my tech Dave Clark will work this Monday and next Monday as there are always a few problems. I am now heading into the control room to write out notes for Dave as to failed modules, etc. This issue is major! Shit like this happens all the time with big consoles. The more modules, the more the problems build up. Dave is the main Neve tech at Capitol and he is constantly working on 3 Neves!

The trade off of using an analog console with Pro Tools is worth the hassle as the Neve V2 is the last console with the old style Neve EQ that sounds great!

So hang in there, folks, JaR 2 is on the way! - Jay

NEW SINGLE RELEASED - SOMETIMES YOU WIN!!!

JaR Fans, while we're mixing preparing our new project for release we offer this track Sometimes You Win which was the bonus track from our Pony Canyon release of Scene 29. Please savor this classic Westcoast ballad while we're busy in the studio putting the finishing touches on our next album project titled - CODE - Randy and Jay

SCENE 29

The first album, SCENE 29 by JaR, is available from CD BABY as a physical album, a full album mp3 download or a digital download of individual songs. Read all the RAVE REVIEWS this album is getting from happy music loving buyers all over the planet!

Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum have worked together for many years and having written songs like e.g. GIVE IT UP for DeBarge, HAUNTING ME for Dave Grusin, PLEASURE OVER PAIN and HEART'S HORIZON for Al Jarrreau, LOST WITHOUT HER LOVE for El DeBarge and the super hit WHO'S HOLDING DONNA NOW for DeBarge, they realized they should become a band, to write more songs together and release on their own record label. So they formed the supergroup JaR and released their first album SCENE 29 in 2008, which received rave reviews for the superb songs and stellar production.

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Latest update August 6, 2018