August 2, 2006

Stuff and gear and stuff...

by Chris Randall

It was inquired as to what gear was being used for the guitar overdubbing sessions. "All kinds of shit" would be the easy answer, but pictures can express a thousand words, so here's a 2K explanation.



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Aug.03.2006 @ 12:25 PM
Chris Randall
It's hard to tell if you guys are serious about the back of the amp or not...

I'll labour under the assumption that you are. A quick explanation: you see in the photo there's another mic stand on the other side that is micing the front. Front in an open-backed amp = bright. Back = warm and dark. I'm just sayin' in case you kids aren't kidding.

Also, the knobs are on the back. Easier to get to if you can see 'em, right? That's the amp I made out of the old tube reel-to-reel deck you'll recall in episodes past. To say it sounds good is to understate the matter mightily. It has far surpassed my expectations. It isn't very loud, but it doesn't need to be for recording.



Aug.03.2006 @ 12:34 PM
Sometimes I like to put a heavy fuzz (I use a Fender Blender) before my wah, and a mild overdrive after the wah. The fuzz gives the wah TONS of harmonic content to play with, and the overdrive gives the wah's resonant peak a little bite.

Long story short -

Understanding signal flow: good

Thinking there are rules to fucking up your sound: douchebaggy


Aug.03.2006 @ 1:52 PM
D' MacKinnon
My philosophy about music production is spend time to learn the rules and then break them later as creativity demands it.

Aug.03.2006 @ 2:02 PM

I don't think anyone's baffled by your mic placement. We're baffled that you're even using a mic. You have heard of the Pod, right?


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