Originally Posted by mobius.media
Can you tell us a bit about making this album? It's very raw but in a way that still sounds musical.
On the technical side, info on drum mic setup, vocal chains, guitars, click tracks, and tape/PT would be very appreciated.
Great job! Thanks.
Every song was played to a click, but there was a tempo map involved so the tempo does fluctuate from part to part and through the fills.
It was a great rental kit from Mike Fasano - Pork Pie Toms, different kik, snr and cymbals depending on which song..
Kik - ATM25 inside API 512C >550B, FET47 outside TG2>Germ EQ, NS10 outside TG2
SNR Top - Josephson es22 >Germ Pre, Germ EQ
SNR Bottom - HEIL PR20 > API 512c
TOMS - Jospehson es22 > Gama, API 550b
OH - C24 TG-2>GML EQ
Rooms - Blue Bottle, Royer 121's, Coles
Tom's guitar was mostly a Ric or sometimes a Tele split into his fender twin and a matchless dc30. The twin had a fet47 and a sm57, the dc30 had a heil pr30 and a 57. Both hit TG2 preamps, Massive Passive Eq, no compression.
The heavier guitar was James' - it was his goldtop Les Paul split to his marshall 100w and a Diezel VH4. The Marshall was mic'ed with a Royer 121 and a 57 and the Diezel was mic'ed with a PR30 and a 57. Again, both were TG2 preamps into a GML eq, no compression.
Bass was Andrew's P-Bass into a vintage SVT head and 8x10 cabinet. The chain was P-Bass > Evil Twin > PCP DISTRO > SVT and also into a SANSAMP RBP-1. The cabinet had a BLUE Mouse and a Jospehson es22 on it. They were blended together to taste..
The Evil Twin went into a 1073 and a LA-2A
The BLUE went into a VIPRE
The es22 went into an API i think..
Tom's vocal chain was a VM1-KHE into a TG channel and a Summit TLA100. The VM1 beat out all other mics not only because it sounded amazing but it was the only one that could handle the sheer volume of his voice!!
All recorded to pro tools, no tape. Mixed by Rich Costey - don't know if he mixed to 1/2" or not.
As best as i can remember anyways!