New Green Day
#91
15th May 2009
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He did insist on running everything through this weird black box he called the Vertical Extrapolater...
just watch, a cardboard (empty) box will suddenly go up on ebay as a "vertical extrapolater" for 500 bucks and the auction will end at 1900

that reminds me of when we used to send runners out for "drum strings" or have them call rental companies for an spx90 with the "tennis racket mod"
#92
15th May 2009
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WHOA!! Thomas! Laying it on thick!! Oh man am I in trouble.

Thank you for that rush pair. Tre is now a proud owner of his very own set of Barefoots.

It's nice to see you here. We must catch up for a beer when I get back in town!

As always keep up the great work!!

-Chris
+1 for the Barefoot micromains. sounds like the great product is backed by great support... win-win situation...
#93
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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Chris,

Thanks so much for all of this info, it's great that an amazing engineer would share such secrets with the slutz. Been a fan of Green Day since the 1039/smooth disc..

Joshua
#94
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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Chris,
Awesome job man. I must ask though, about the 414's being used on electric guitar...How loud was the amp and how much gain was used? I have a pair of 414 b-uls, but never ever tried them on an amp, always scared I would fry them. Also, were most of the songs written before tracking or did they write the album in the studio?
#95
15th May 2009
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Vertical Extrapolater ??? what is that unit?? or is just an studio joke?
#96
15th May 2009
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Good job chris! And thanks for sharing
#97
15th May 2009
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Vertical Extrapolater ??? what is that unit?? or is just an studio joke?

Joke. I think.
#98
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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are you not a fan of the delcon? everyone i've talked to says the console sounds equally as amazing as the room its paired with.

just to echo everyone else, great work.
yeah well I'm not a big fan. The "Dalcon", athough made very clean and nice, was not my thing. I saw it as a bit to clean. Not trying to sound stupid but I like the coloration different preamps have. It was perfect to monitor playback through. AND had tons of API EQ!!
#99
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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If Butch Vig starts answering questions here, I might crap my pants.
#100
15th May 2009
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Chris,
Awesome job man. I must ask though, about the 414's being used on electric guitar...How loud was the amp and how much gain was used? I have a pair of 414 b-uls, but never ever tried them on an amp, always scared I would fry them. Also, were most of the songs written before tracking or did they write the album in the studio?
Yeah use your 414's with the pad if you're concerned, they can handle it.


<==what is this?<====or this? these "smilies" are killing me!
#101
15th May 2009
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Just listened to the record front to back. Wow. I mean thats all i can really say. Good f&#king job man. Oh, and Chris Lord-Alge is a beast...

thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
#102
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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If Butch Vig starts answering questions here, I might crap my pants.
He's been here some years ago answering some questions. I think it was about the Pumpkins.
I'd also love to see him here! *waits*

hey, it's my birthday so come on!
RTR
#103
15th May 2009
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He's been here some years ago answering some questions. I think it was about the Pumpkins.
I'd also love to see him here! *waits*

hey, it's my birthday so come on!
HAPPY B-DAY Ciaccona thumbsup
#104
15th May 2009
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Chris,
I bought the cd this morning and then listened to half of it while taking my son to school. OMG those are the best drums I have ever heard! The whole album kicks some major ass. I think this is going to be my new reference cd. What pres did you use for the drums? Thanks for all of your posts, they have been very helpful.
#105
15th May 2009
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Oh yeah on more question Chris, does Butch plan on continuing Garbage? What I great band, they actually inspired me to use the studio as an instrument.
#106
15th May 2009
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Chris,
I bought the cd this morning and then listened to half of it while taking my son to school. OMG those are the best drums I have ever heard! The whole album kicks some major ass. I think this is going to be my new reference cd. What pres did you use for the drums? Thanks for all of your posts, they have been very helpful.
Yes, those drums are amazing sounding. Sick!
#107
15th May 2009
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Yeah, I got it!!!

Very, very cool album! So much impact, and what a great job!

I feel its a real masterpiece on the engineering side of things!

Thanks for that!

Cheers!
#108
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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One last question, does Billie double track his vocals often or is that a post-effect?

Thank you soo much

Mike
#109
15th May 2009
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Great, loud, clear, and crunchy. One of the better engineered new albums I've heard in awhile. Thanks for sharing and giving me some more food for thought on recording guitars.
#110
15th May 2009
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It's great to hear you guys are enjoying the record. I'm headed out to officially buy mine now.

Got questions for Butch? Post them.
#111
15th May 2009
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Chris,
How many tracks per song on this record did you guys have?
#112
15th May 2009
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Chris...
Good thread you've started here!

We we're having a great slutty conversation last night over a few drinks, until we were rudely interrupted by Tre Cool!

Jules has asked me to do a Q & A session, probably starting in June. I'll try to chime in with a few comments until then.

Glad some of you like 21st Century Breakdown!

We worked f**king hard on it!

BV
#113
15th May 2009
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Woah hey Butch. Huge fan of your work. Just finished up listening to the record. I LOVE East Jesus Nowhere and Little Girl. Excellent songwriting and perfect engineering. You guys are legends. Will definitely get some questions lined up for you in the near future

I really appreciate everything you guys are doing, it's awesome.

Thanks so much
Mike
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#114
15th May 2009
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Vertical Extrapolater ??? what is that unit?? or is just an studio joke?
It's a joke! Years ago, we had a journalist at Smart Studios, we were playing rough mixes of a Garbage album, and we had a lot of custom outboard gear laying around the control room.
I don't remember what song it was, but when he asked "how we got that sound" I pointed to a black box in the rack and said "we run it all through the vertical extrapolater"...

and I think he believed us!
#115
15th May 2009
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Woah hey Butch. Huge fan of your work. Just finished up listening to the record. I LOVE East Jesus Nowhere and Little Girl. Excellent songwriting and perfect engineering. You guys are legends. Will definitely get some questions lined up for you in the near future

I really appreciate everything you guys are doing, it's awesome.

Thanks so much
Mike
MySpace UK
East Jesus Nowhere is one of my fave songs on the new album.
I has a crazy arrangement, and the boys put down a CRUSHING groove!
#116
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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Just a heads up if anyone was going to buy mp3s instead of the CD, Amazon is selling the whole album digital release for $4.99 today.
#117
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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Hi Butch and Chris. Thanks for coming here and joining us.

Would either of you be able to share with us the order which you recorded the songs for 21st Century Breakdown‎. And were any songs tracked live?
#118
15th May 2009
Old 15th May 2009
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Butch, the album sounds great. Kudos to you and Chris. Also thank you for Nevermind. I used to listen to that album everyday when I was a young kid. I didn't know what a record producer was at the time, but I knew the name Butch Vig. Keep on keepin on brotha.
#119
15th May 2009
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butch and chris, great work on the album, looked over your drum and guitar techs, really cool to know how everything is done.

where was the drums and guitars recorded?

i think the toms sound fantastic!

D
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#120
15th May 2009
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Hi Dugan,

Nice work on the record! I usually only lurk and read, but seeing you on GS I had to chime in on some props to a old friend! I'm glad all you guys are enjoying the 27's and clearly putting them to excellent use! I'm in on the beer meeting!

-Suzanne
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