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Flymax 10th June 2007 02:28 AM

Bob Marley..recording vocals..
 
Hi Tony,
Could you shed any light on this experience..
Equipment?
Cut live with band?
Time of day?
Warm ups?
Many takes?

Thanks,
Pete

Tony Platt 10th June 2007 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by FLYMAX (Post 1318463)
Hi Tony,
Could you shed any light on this experience..
Equipment?

Can't really tell you what was used on the backing tracks in Jamaica for Catch A Fire but the mixing was on a Helios console we dubbed the 8 tracks to 16 track on a 3M M56 machine. Monitoring Tannoy Reds in Lockwood cabinets. There was very limited outboard in those days - Helios compressors, 1176, tape loop, EMT plate - that's about it! The overdubbing on Catch A Fire and the tracks I recorded on Burnin' used the same gear
Mics were the usual collection Neumann, AKG, Beyer etc

I think I answered a question about the vocals earlier - U87 with an 1176

Cut live with band?

Some were , some overdubbed

Time of day?

I'm sorry but even if I could remember surely you can't believe that is particularly important!?

Warm ups?

I always record everything

Many takes?

Just a couple with a few drop ins - we were working on 16 track analogue remember so we had to get it right there and then.

Thanks,
Pete

Tony

Flymax 11th June 2007 03:51 AM

Thanks Tony..appreciate the info..
The time of day question is because I wondered how he liked to record..evening party vibe? Early in the day?
The Wailers harmonies are so great on those two records..
Is there info you can share about Peter and Bunny recording their parts?

Tony Platt 11th June 2007 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYMAX (Post 1319901)
Thanks Tony..appreciate the info..
The time of day question is because I wondered how he liked to record..evening party vibe? Early in the day?
The Wailers harmonies are so great on those two records..
Is there info you can share about Peter and Bunny recording their parts?

The sessions started around midday and would run until midnight or so - anything could be recorded during that period!

A lot of the backing harmonies for Catch A Fire were on the original 8 track so I can't really comment much. Bunny is such a great guy very pleasant to work with and much more talented than he is generally credited for.

Tony