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I'm glad to have a way of communication to be able to ask you some questions about guitar audio production during recording processes. For that, thank you!
I'm refering myself to those heavy guitar sounds like the ones Porcupine Tree had come us used to listen. I understand that you were a great part of the production of those particular dense and deep sounds, and that they were recorded in Florida between SW and yourself.
An example of the sound I'm looking for would be something like the guitars that we can feel in 'The Incident' from minute 1:34 (talking about track number 6 of the PT record that shares the same name of the song). Or 'Way out of Here' from minute 4:49 (Fear for a Blank Planet).
truthfully well played and well track guitar sounds...mostly PRS guitars...some Les Paul, Tele etc... Marshall amps...
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I assume that a lot of layers were recorded and blended together, but I'd like if you could share information about:
- the mics used (which one to get what result in which bandwith along the frecuency spectrum: AKG 414 / Shure SM57 / sennheiser MD 421 ?),
- what were the guitars used to get those tones(PRS Custom / Gibson Les Paul ?)
- what were the guitar amps and cabinets used (Mesa Boogie?).
An extra question goes about ambiance miking and mixing:
- Have you used them to get this kind of tones?
- If you did, what kind of room is needed to set that guitar wall in the mix then (small room / mid room / big room??)
- Was it mono/ST, more than than one mic ?
- How do you get space left for voices after that amazing guitar wall? Whats the trick to pay attention on?
Hi John! I really enjoy Your music and my question is if You have any plans to give concerts in Poland (especially Silesia ;))
Ben from Poland