Adam  Synths, Bass, Guitar, Engineer
Paul    Guitar
Eric    Drums

Adirondac began as a hobby between two musically inclined bachelors, Adam and Paul, in the fall of 2009. It had been almost 8 years since Paul had picked up his guitar, he played in the punk band Spendthrifts with his good friend Eric back in the day in Cincinnati. Adam brought some gear and some crucial band experience in Serrated, Bloated Cataract, and Stereo Sedative to the table. Also, having been a recording engineer at Ghetto Love Electro-Recordings in Chicago, he could direct the project.

So it began, hours of sessions on Cubase while programming drums. Both guys having day jobs (Adam, a field engineer for a tech company and Paul, an art teacher) made for a fluctuating schedule of creating material. Having minimal gear didn’t help either. Over the course of 2009-10 things were beginning to come together, however something was still missing. It was the drums. Paul decided to give Eric a call, the only possible issue, he was living in Seattle, and lacking a drum kit. Eric’s computer and drum knowledge turned into a crash course on MIDI and Superior Drummer, while killer design skills helped give Adirondac an identity. This enabled Adam to focus on bass, guitar, and mainly synths/recording/mixing.

The learning curve was steep when it came to figuring out a system for writing music with two members in Chicago, and the other in Seattle. With no deadlines, more investments in equipment, more practice, and lots of file swapping on Dropbox, a process was mastered.

Gear List
Gibson Les Paul Studio (2)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Squire Telecaster with custom baritone neck and pickups
Yamaha Acoustic
Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School
Moog Slim Phatty
Moog Prodigy
Moog Rogue
Moog (Realistic) MG-1
Korg MS-20mini
Sonic Potions LXR Digital Drum Synth
Eurorack Modular
Roland Juno-106 Studio22
Casio SK-1 (circuit bent)
Music From Outer Space Soundlab Mini-Synth MKII
Music From Outer Space WSG

MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
Electro Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff
Electro Harmonix LPB-1
Strymon El Capistan Tape Delay
Strymon BlueSky Reverberator
Endangered Audio Research The Gristleizer
Moog Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator
Moog Moogerfooger MF-104M Analog Delay
Boss Bass Chorus CEB-3
4MS Tremulus Lune
4MS Phaseur
Pioneer SR202W Spring Reverb

Blackstar HT Studio 20 Tube Amp

Presonus Blue Tube Mic Pre

Sure KSM27 Condensor
Cascade Fathead Ribbon
Sure SM57
Audix I5

KRK Rokit8

Focusrite Saffire Pro40
MIDIBox GM5x5x5

Cubase 5