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24th November 2017
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Thanks for doing this Butch! Been wanting to get you on here for a long time! kfhkh

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AZander 2nd July 2009
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1984: Killdozer - Snakeboy 1985: Killdozer - 12 Point Buck 1987: Killdozer - Little Baby Buntin' 1988: Die Kreuzen - Century...

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Jules 15th June 2009
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Hey Butch! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions. I have always been enthralled with Nevermind's...

ruanddu
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ButchVig 12th May 2010
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Many thanks for doing the Q&A Butch. Any chance you could post some pics of your home studio?

D.F.
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ButchVig 6th February 2010
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Hey Butch! Big big fan of your work as a musician and as a producer/engineer. I am also a HUGE FAN of Alan Moulder and...

Karmageddon
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ButchVig 6th February 2010
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one of my top 3 albums for 2008 so firstly, congratulations on a great record! hoping you can shed some light on the recording...

frase89
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rockordie 17th October 2009
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Hi, Butch. Thank you very much for being available to answer some questions from the gang. I wonder if you follow a certain...

_Morph_
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ButchVig 25th August 2009
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Hey Butch-just wondering how much you still track analog. On the last Green Day album I read you guys did drums and bass to tape....

JQ127
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ButchVig 13th August 2009
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Hi Butch, thanks for doing this. Big fan for a long time! I love both your very produced (Garbage) and underproduced albums...

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ButchVig 13th August 2009
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Hi, Thanks for doing this. Did you use Tac Scorpion for the first Nirvana record? What's your opinion of the console? Best...

Mark1353
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ButchVig 7th August 2009
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I was wondering what your thoughts/decision making process on tracking bands together versus individual parts (drums first, then...

rishi
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ButchVig 5th August 2009
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Whenever I am doing something inspired but Siamese Dream I try and use multiple cabinets, heads... mesa boogie's, fender...

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ButchVig 5th August 2009
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Butch, You've mentioned the Akai sampler several times. You even mentioned running vocals through one. Was this to tweak...

KingUgly
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ButchVig 5th August 2009
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I read in some of your posts that you had an api Lunchbox that you brought to sessions with you over the years . What did you...

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ButchVig 2nd August 2009
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Hi Butch, During your career, have you ever had a "ah-ha" moment where your mixes jumped to a new level? If so,...

Stereophonic
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Cookie 30th July 2009
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You clearly have vast experience with every tool of the trade. Have you always felt you had what you needed in front of you, or...

Savernake
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ButchVig 28th July 2009
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Hey Butch, I was recording some vocals a couple of days ago for a deathmetal/hardcore band and was thinking at almost every...

Jackie Moon
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ButchVig 20th July 2009
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Hi Butch! As a big fan of your work, I wanted to know your thoughts on choosing mix engineers for the records you produce, and...

SamPura
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ButchVig 17th July 2009
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You may already know this, but BartCop's most recent rants - Political Humor and Commentary ends every single issue with a...

jabney
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ButchVig 17th July 2009
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Thanks for doing this Q&A, Butch, it's been great reading. I was wondering what you do when a project has serious problems...

submodern
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ButchVig 17th July 2009
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Thanks so much for doing this! So on Siamese Dream, the song "Spaceboy" has mellotron strings throughout it, which...

Shai An
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ButchVig 17th July 2009
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Hello Butch, Thank you very much for taking the time to answer so many great questions on the site. I have had a great time...

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ButchVig 13th July 2009
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Butch, In context to the longer projects you've done. Do you have any tips on how to keep a fresh sense of perspective...

demel
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ButchVig 13th July 2009
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Way before Nevermind and Garbage, you and Duke Erikson were in two cult-Midwestern bands, and along with Steve Marker engineering...

Acereject
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ButchVig 11th July 2009
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Butch, Thanks for doing this! You've made some of my favorite albums of all time, especially the Garbage albums. Which leads me...

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ButchVig 10th July 2009
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What are your favorite plugins and outboard analog gear?

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ButchVig 10th July 2009
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How do you get the performance you want out of your vocalists? Are there techniques you use to get them in the right head space...

six_wax
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ButchVig 8th July 2009
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Garbage

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Senior Vig, from wikipedia: "Vig stated that Garbage was considering mid-2008 to begin making a fifth album, saying,...

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ButchVig 6th July 2009
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Hi there, Mr. Vig. You've obviously created quite a legacy, evidence by everyone who cites your work as a major influence on...

EliasGwinn
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ButchVig 6th July 2009
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Looking through the lists of gear you and your associated engineers use, I can't help but notice condensers (especially LDCs)...

mobius.media
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ButchVig 6th July 2009
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I know Chris Dugen said Green Day main rhythm parts were tracked twice per side, each time with a different guitar/amp combo....

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ButchVig 6th July 2009
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Hi Butch, How do you back up/archive your finished digital media(audio) projects for the long term? Do think about ways to...

Piranhadrum
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Billy Bush 1st July 2009
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Butch, once again, thanks for doing this Q&A. It's truly an honor to have this sort of access to such a great, renowned...

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ButchVig 1st July 2009
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Hi Butch, It has been docmented that the band first tried recording Somthing In The Way as a band. Did the band try...

ledbelly
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ButchVig 1st July 2009
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I was fairly obsessed with Nirvana years ago and had a collection of dubbed tapes of their unreleased songs, years before the box...

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ledbelly 30th June 2009
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Butch its an honor.. I wonder if you could say a few words about the vertical extrapolator, is it real? if so, what is its...

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silverdisk 30th June 2009
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Butch, Can you walk us through behind the scenes stuff such as how you hook up with a band, how their ideas are represented to...

steve10358
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steve10358 30th June 2009
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Hi Butch. I am a big fan of your work with Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. I fell off the "band"wagon when...

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chincounterstrik 30th June 2009
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Hey Butch, Billy and Mike!! Thank you very much for doing this and special thanks to Gearslutz.com for making it...

Alt
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Billy Bush 30th June 2009
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I would like to know what effect/effects were used on this snare? It's very big, but still clear and punchy. All in, what's the...

tamasdragon
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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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If you were working in the biz in the 1960s what would you have chosen to do? Producer? Engineer? Band? Songwriter?

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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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Welcome, Butch. Many of us do indeed appreciate your work. Now-a-days it seems like tons of young wanna-be artists are calling...

RawDepth
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bayareamatt 30th June 2009
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Hi Butch Huge fan of your work. I'd like to know your thoughts around quantizing drums in protools. Is this something you tend...

BenJah
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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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Hi i was at smart back in 93 doing some recording with friends what was the enormous console with the motorized faders upstairs...

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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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heya butch and everyone, i was just wondering if you have ever worked with an unknown or up and coming band and decided during...

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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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butch, i really enjoyed your work with garbage and saw you guys live a few times, including the memorable 1999 tibetan freedom...

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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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Thanks for this. This is awesome. Out of every guest mod that's been on here, yours are the productions that have inspired me...

Entrainer
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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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Hey Butch! Thanks for the years of great listening and pages of super cool inside info! I've been battling with sibilance...

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ButchVig 30th June 2009
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Hi Butch I'm a big fan of "This Perfect World" by Freedy Johnston. That tenor of his is something special. Any...

jrmprod
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alexkemp 30th June 2009
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First of all, I can't overstate how much I love Garbage. Every second of every track you've done (including/especially b-sides)...

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shoop 30th June 2009
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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,...

mobius.media
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Bguzaldo 30th June 2009
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Hi Butch, first of all I just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer questions, it's a real honor. I would like to...

CosmeLiccardo
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CosmeLiccardo 30th June 2009
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