From 2009 until 2012 Offbeat's Iain McKinna was asked by Universal Music Group to assist in the making of a series of albums by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards which was produced by Jon Cohen
Iain chose Heartbeat Studios as a studio venue big enough to accommodate all the pipers and drummers for the recording stage of the albums. They were recorded on his Mac Pro using Metric Halo Convertors.
Jon arranged all the midi parts for the strings on Logic and each part of the pipes were recorded in segments using mainly a pair of Neumann U87 microphones.
After the recording sessions the midi parts were replaced by orchestral parts performed by the Czech Film Orchestra in Prague prior to Jon mixing in London.