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Rolling stones Guitar mikes etc Single-Channel Preamps
Old 14th September 2015
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What is it like working with the Rolling Stones?

Thanks for doing this Dave.

I wanted to ask you what it's like working with the Rolling Stones? Are they quite picky about sounds and the way their instruments are captured?

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Old 19th September 2015
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Rolling stones Guitar mikes etc

Hi again. Working with the Rolling Stones must have been a great learning oppertunity as they have so many years of experience. Do they have a set preference for recording guitar; goto amps, mics, pre-amp etc. or is there a lot of trying different setups to suit the song or do they just know what will work.
Old 21st September 2015
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The Stones gave me complete freedom to do whatever I saw fit in recording and that includes guitars. The Stones set up as a band when they record. We recorded in Paris in a studio the size of
an airplane hanger so I had plenty of space to work and to set them up. I set them up all facing me (in the control room) with "go-bo's (physical room dividers) separating the different players.
I had the drums in the middle and Keith to the right of Charlie.Woody and Bill Wyman were to the left (as I looked at them) . Mick was in the front. We used Mesa Boogie amps and I miked each
amp with an Sm57 and 47Fet. I compressed all the amps with (if I remember correctly ) with LA-2A's or something similar except the bass ( amp and DI) i used ( as I always do ) a pair of 1176's
I compress at the buss. The pre amps were the board pre-amps . Neve 1073's . We recorded to 24 track tape. The tape machines were Studer 800's . Keith and Woody were very happy with my
guitar tones. By the way, The Rolling Stones were very professional and easy to work with as far as recording goes. Also , Alan Rogan , Stones guitar tech, was very "on the ball" with tuning etc.
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