for anyone who may be in a position to know,
were the instruments on hand provided by the studio, or did the band bring their own gear?
who did the final mix?
will there be physical copies?
...just finished listening. my take: tesla and mirror are great. the vocals totally made saints. i could do without 1tt, but it doesn't suck.
bottom line: much better result than I expected.
Hi, I'm Benny Grotto; I engineered the 8 in 8 project yesterday/night/this morning. Some instruments were provided by the studio (all keyboards, guitar/bass amps, tambourine), some were provided by me (acoustic guitar, some cymbals, my beloved Vox AC30 guitar amp), some by producer Sean Slade (the guitar and Omnichord used on "Mirror"), some by my friends http://www.facebook.com/TheHushNow
(drums and a couple bass guitars), some by our friends http://www.facebook.com/thewandas
(bass guitar), and some by the band members themselves (Damian brought a few guitars, a laptop rig, etc, Amanda brought various nick-nacks, Folds had some synths brought in, etc).
I did the "final mix", although I'm not sure I'd quite call it that. I mixed as we went, so that by the time the guys finished recording a song, the mix was also complete. No time to revisit anything! We mixed to 1/2" tape, and dumped back into the Pro Tools sessions we were recording to. The material was not mastered, however I did add some light limiting to bring the volume of the tracks up a bit.
Can't answer the rest of your questions, but I hope this was helpful.