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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Guitar Tones for Home

All of the guitar parts, minus the acoustic, were tracked with a Strat, played through one of three amps: a Mesa Mark IV, a Fender Deluxe, or an Ampeg 1965 Reverbarocket (with a Mojo tone speaker). We used SM57's, a Royer ribbon mic, and an SM81 for a room mic (that went largely unused in the mixing process). To aid with continuity, we developed 11 different tones, assigned each part to one of those tones, and then recorded all the parts with a prospective tone before moving on to the next. The process is described in more detail here.

50's VERB:
Track 2 (whole thing)
Track 14
Track 15

PORTISHEAD/TORTOISE VIBRATO VERB:
Track 4
Track 11
Track 15

REGGAE VERB W/ SPLIT LINE 6 DELAY(Ampeg left subtle delay, Deluxe right main delay):
Track 11
Track 14

TWINKLY CLEAN W/ LINE 6 DELAY:
Track 3 (beginning and end arpeggios)
Track 14

ELECTRIC WHALES:
Track 10
Track 14

HOTEL CALIFORNIA ACOUSTIC:
Track 3 (end - both rhythm and arpeggios)
Track 7

CHICKEN FUNK:
Track 1
Track 4
Track 5
Track 9 (whole thing)

INDIE/MAJOR LABEL ROCK (distorted):
Track 2
Track 3
Track 10

COCKY LEAD:
Track 6
Track 10

PHIL SPEKTOR DISTORTED:
Track 7
Track 12

RATATAT/QUEEN LEAD:
Track 5
Track 6
Track 11

1 comment:

Andrew Brown said...

Track 9 is gonna be soooo chicken funky!