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Q+A with Dave Jerden

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24th November 2017
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This Is Dave Jerden and I want to say Hi to everyone and thanks to Gearslutz.

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baslotto 21st September 2015
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Remain in Light • Talking Heads (engineer, mixing) My Life in the Bush of Ghosts • Brian Eno-David Byrne...

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Whitecat 10th September 2015
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Welcome Dave! A selected discography is pinned to the top of this sub forum. There is a good bio on his Wikipedia page here -...

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Whitecat 10th September 2015
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Hello! Dirt is one of my top 10 albums. Ive listened to it front to back countless times. Can you talk about the guitar tones...

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ed woodroffe 12th October 2015
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It's been superb having you here for these past couple weeks, Dave! Thanks again for sharing your wisdom, we all really...

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AMIEL 4th October 2015
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Hi Dave Do you think that the image of an artist or band is as essential as the recordings itself? Do you think image influences...

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DaveJerden 1st October 2015
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. How do you approach the issue of panning at mix time? Do you like mono tracks panned wide, LCR, stereo tracks...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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Hi Dave, what advice would you give to younger aspiring producers and engineers who want to 'make it' in a difficult business? Is...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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The vocals production quality on this album are excellent. Can you offer advice on how to mix vocals like this? In particular...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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Hi Dave, I always love the track "Belly of the Whale" by Burning Sensations from the 1980's. It was such a unique...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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Hey again Dave! howdy What do you like listening to nowadays, music-wise? Tangenitally to that, what records from the past do...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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On this day but in 1992 Dirt was released. Just wanted to thank you for a great great record. Reading about Layne's vocal chain,...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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Hi Dave, I'd like to ask you about monitoring - what's your favorite set of monitors for mixing? Any particular speakers...

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DaveJerden 30th September 2015
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Thank you for participating in this discussion, and sorry if my question is a bit "noobish". When editing a drum...

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12ax7 29th September 2015
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Dave - I'm a big fan. My Life In The Bush of Ghosts and Remain In Light were hugely influential albums, and are still two of...

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balaperdida 29th September 2015
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Hi Dave - always interested in how to get the "growl" out of the bass, like on the Meat Puppets albums you worked on....

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Sean Sullivan 28th September 2015
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Hi Dave, It's an honour to have you here. I've read an article in which you mentioned having a P.A. system in the live room...

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DaveJerden 28th September 2015
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Dave I'm a huge fan of many of the records you've worked on. Thank you so much for all the great music! When you're...

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DaveJerden 28th September 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to do this Q&A. Anthrax's Sound Of White Noise is one my favorite records and in particular...

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MrBeasty 28th September 2015
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Hi Dave, Being in the audio industry for so long how's your hearing? Do you do anything to protect it? Just curious from...

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JSt0rm 28th September 2015
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Hi Mr. Jerden, please enlighten me about Perry Farrell's voice. Sure his vocals are something particular, both shouty and...

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DaveJerden 27th September 2015
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Hello Dave, Thanks for your time in answering all our questions...it's a real great pleasure to have you here! what are the most...

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DaveJerden 27th September 2015
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Hi Dave, Thanks for doing this. Very interesting reading about your work with all this great bands. I'm curious to know a...

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baslotto 27th September 2015
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Not sure how well-known these guys are outside of Canada but they were one of my favourite bands as a younger man! I do love...

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lemix 26th September 2015
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Hi Dave, I've read the guitar sound on Dirt was created by blending 3 amps together, one of which was a Scholz Rockman. I...

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pete 26th September 2015
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Was Remain in Light your first major job? I've always thought that album was the pinnacle of recording: all the technology was...

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DaveJerden 25th September 2015
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Hi Dave, How do you approach each day at work. You have a new band, new music style, new producer, etc. You are mixing or...

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DaveJerden 25th September 2015
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As a drummer myself, This album was hugely influential to me ! Gonzo is an amazing drummer, Do you have any recollection of the...

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DaveJerden 25th September 2015
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Hi Dave, love your work and thanks for sharing with us :) Ixnay on the Hombre was one of my early music acquisition, and it...

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DaveJerden 25th September 2015
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Could you talk at all about working with Spinal Tap? Was the process as far as your end just recording and band in the way one...

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DaveJerden 23rd September 2015
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Hello! I was just wondering how you deal with a situation in which you are working with an artist, and you have presented your...

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DaveJerden 23rd September 2015
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Let's face it, a place called Gearslutz is going to have more than a passing interest in gear, but most will agree that the...

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DaveJerden 23rd September 2015
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What time do you like to start work normally? Did you have to change your usual times when you worked with the Stones? kfhkh

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DaveJerden 23rd September 2015
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Hello Dave and thanks for doing this Q & A! I'm a huge fan of Jane's Addiction album 'Ritual de lo habitual', a massive...

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twentyhertz 23rd September 2015
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Hi Dave, Awesome to have you around, big fan of your work! AiC was very important to me when I was growing up on heavy sounds,...

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DaveJerden 22nd September 2015
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Hi Dave, I am a huge fan of your work and have been for a long time. I would be grateful if you could share any recollections...

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DaveJerden 22nd September 2015
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. I've always loved the way your mixes have "space" around the instruments. What sorta stuff do you do to achieve...

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DaveJerden 22nd September 2015
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Hi Dave, I had never searched who mixed Remain in Light, but it is for sure one of the records I like the most both sonic and...

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DaveJerden 22nd September 2015
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Mr Jerden, First, thanks for taking your time to do this! Locking in the kick and bass can be difficult for us project studio...

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csiking 22nd September 2015
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You've worked on some of my favourite records and I always wonder if the songwriting and arranging process is something you get...

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slaves666 21st September 2015
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Thanks for doing this Dave. I wanted to ask you what it's like working with the Rolling Stones? Are they quite picky about...

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DaveJerden 21st September 2015
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Hi Dave, I read online that the guitar on "Been Caught Stealing", was Dave Navarro playing an unplugged electric...

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DaveJerden 21st September 2015
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Hello Mr. Jerden, I have read accounts of the early Jane's Addiction and Alice in Chains sessions, and specific gear used....

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AMIEL 20th September 2015
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Hi, I love the Social Distortion, Social Distortion sound on that album. Perfectly mixed. One of the best rock albums ever. ...

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DaveJerden 20th September 2015
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Hello! Thank you for doing this Q&A! I'm curious how you approach each part of the album process to not only get the artist...

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Blackers 20th September 2015
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First off, i am a huge fan!!!! Goldfinger's "Hang-Ups" is one of my favorite albums of all time. I want to know what it...

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DaveJerden 20th September 2015
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Hi Dave, I think the guitars on "Just Because" are truly epic. It's just a huge sounding record. It has an...

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DaveJerden 19th September 2015
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Hi Dave, Thanks for doing this. Do you remember which drum verbs were used on most of the drums for "Dirt" AIC? In...

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Maschinenraum 19th September 2015
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Dave Jerden, could you talk about what the overall process was like over the years working with Alice In Chains, from...

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RTaps 19th September 2015
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How did you make the transition from working with artists like Eno, Talking Heads to Jane`s and AIC? A lot of times,...

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DaveJerden 18th September 2015
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Hi Dave, great to have you here for Q&A! As a teenager in the early '90s I had a bunch of favourite albums and only years...

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DaveJerden 18th September 2015
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First off, thanks so much for doing this, love a lot of work you've been involved in. Secondly, when I first heard AIC and...

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DaveJerden 18th September 2015
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Herbie's mid career works post Headhunters have prolific use of digital instruments and sounds. It seems he was an early adapter...

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DaveJerden 18th September 2015

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