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Joe Jacob 15th June 2004 06:59 PM

Shania Guitars and Bass
 
Mike, can you go into a bit of detail.. Were these amps or PODs (or insert other modules)

Alot of layers?

Thx, Cheers!

Mike Shipley 17th June 2004 09:14 AM

Joe , I'm not sure which of the records I worked on you are referring to because both of her last 2 main versions of the records had completely different ways of doing both the bass the guitars and the drums. For the various versions of the records the bass, drums and gtrs changed depending on what territory Mutt as aiming at.
But on the last album , Mutt payed most of the gtrs , but not thru an amp (unfortunately) and a guitarist called Michal Thompson came out to Switzerlnd while we were mixing to add a lot more guitars that were also heavily edited in the mix. Mutt had also flown some Nashville guys out to the Bahamas to add parts for the country stuff , some of which also ended up on the pop version.
The bass was played and then hacked up and each note was re tuned and retimed and put back together so that the part could be changed and so that a synth could be added and help the sound but not "rub" with dissonant tuning.
The previous record was done completely differently.

studjo 17th June 2004 06:59 PM

Ship - I'm speechless

thanks


Jo

Joe Jacob 17th June 2004 10:13 PM

Mike, Thanks for the reply..... I should have been more detailed in my questioning, I was more so refering to the "Come on Over" album. Rock This Country has an amazingly tight bass sound. Very perfected and quantized sounding.

Mike Shipley 18th June 2004 02:02 AM

Joe , on those songs it was synth bass and gtrs doubling the bass . Synth bass is hard cos of the way certain notes always "boom out" so controlling the bottom is hard so time was taken.

Jose Mrochek 18th June 2004 03:46 AM

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Originally posted by shipshape
Joe , on those songs it was synth bass and gtrs doubling the bass . Synth bass is hard cos of the way certain notes always "boom out" so controlling the bottom is hard so time was taken.

Mike, do you guys come up with these ideas out of the blue or from past experiences doing such things ? Or friendly mistakes where you decided to use bass synth and someone played guitar over it and you said, hey stop right there that sounds cool!! type of thing ? I ask this.. because I have seen posts of you doing many Un-Natural things I would never think of doing, it's amazing!!! Is everything planned ??? Thank You!