FunkDaddy, on 02 November 2010 - 10:27 AM, said:
Pretty cool, but unfortunately short, Q&A with one of the best producers in the business about a really well-produced album in The Smashing Pumpkins' "Siamese Dream"
I think Soma and Hummer had closer to 40 guitar tracks.
Really cool link.
I especially enjoyed hearing Butch's approach to tracking guitars full range, and then filtering them using hi pass/shelving to in effect separate each range of the instrument so, that each can be approached differently, and then combining them to create a massive wall of guitar. I loved reading that each of these separate tracks were individual performances because, I've been asked if I was out of my mind for not simply using the same performance copied, and re-eq'd or, reamping a DI's take out to different amps, or to modeled amps. Yeah man, it takes more time to do things the right way but, it makes a huge difference. Butch you'red the man.
Did you catch the part about the out of tune Mellotron strings? Haha! I LOVED Butch's answer! He didn't give a hoot about the intonation, he was much more concerned more about capturing emotional performances. Yup, perfection is for robots. You rock Butch!
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