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I was thinking about crossroads in my career today. I started thinking if I would be doing things differently if I had not heard...

Dave Pensado
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Luke 31st October 2008
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Hi Dave! Thanks for enlightening us another time, highly appreciated!!! I have some questions abot the "other stuff"...

WunderBro Flo
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muzicphiles 12th October 2008
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Hi Dave, A second question for u : which is you way to go when inserting EQ and compressor ? What would be your rule of thumb...

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strings 30th September 2008
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Hi Dave , how does Brian Mcknight/Destiny Child/Justin etc etc stack there vocals. Are they multi layering the vocals...

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RyanC 29th September 2008
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Heys Guys, I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you guys. Thanks again for the love and respect you show me. I will hang...

Dave Pensado
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Scoobz 28th September 2008
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Hello Dave, thanks so much for being here and encouraging so many questions. I'll keep mine short. What is the biggest...

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AnAverageJoe 26th September 2008
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I push this out here... Puuuuuuush! Then run away.... Ruuuuun diddlydoo

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GeorgeHayduke 26th September 2008
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If you were mixing your avg Hip hop or Rnb gig with say a mix or Hd system and no console is there any outboard u consider a...

no ssl yet
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boothboy 21st September 2008
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Hi Dave, I really enjoyed your Waves interview. You gave a lot of things to think about without actually spoon-feeding. One...

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Dissdnt_penguin 21st September 2008
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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...

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postdigital 20th September 2008
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Hello Mr. Pensado, I saw your moderator like a who's who in pop music! People are chiming in about how...

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bforest4 19th September 2008
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hi dave, thanks for taking the time out. often a part of the mix process that gets overlooked but is necessary for the...

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EleKtriKaz 17th September 2008
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Dave, didn't you work one the BBD stuff? I think that's the first place I ever saw your name.... I am curious if you have any...

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Jon Kraft 16th September 2008
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Hi Dave, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate how openly and clearly you explain everything, and...

96k p/h
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tho_dk 15th September 2008
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Hey Dave, Lets say you couldn't make it for a high profile tracking gig. All the equipment is there but you are not. Since I'm...

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Dave Pensado 15th September 2008
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Hi Dave, Fist off, I want to thank you for the posts you made here before, reading them changed the way I mixed, and also the...

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Mitch Deason 13th September 2008
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Vocal Distortion On Leona Lewis Best You Never Had-----Scientist I still haven't checked out the distortion, but I probably...

Dave Pensado
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ssprod19 13th September 2008
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Dave, We use Nuendo and love it. Have you tried it and or compaired it to Pro Tools? I read that Prince and Allan Parsons...

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Beyersound 12th September 2008
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Hi Dave, I notice you listed the dp4+ as a favorite piece of gear. I have one of these units too and really enjoy what it...

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JSt0rm 11th September 2008
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Hi Dave! Thanks for enlightening us another time, highly appreciated!!! I have some questions abot the "other stuff"...

WunderBro Flo
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Richard Salino 11th September 2008
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Hey Sluterz, I have been kinda nuts last couple of days. I will try my best to answer all questions. Help me, if I don't give a...

Dave Pensado
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djui5 10th September 2008
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Lots of talk on replacing drum sounds with samples lately. I am recording my own album and I program all of the drums using midi...

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Chris 10th September 2008
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Dave, How often are you taking ear breaks on these all-night mix sessions? Thanks

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Dave Pensado 9th September 2008
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Is it true you used to sit in the studio eating Doritos for hours on end, talking a lot and getting nothing done? Is it true...

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Timur Born 8th September 2008
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in your interview from 2006 in electronic musician you said that you will start to mix specifically for mp3; what are your...

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Idiophonic 8th September 2008

What piece of gear (plugin or outboard) that doesn't exist would you like to see created and Why? (Last time we spoke here, we...

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smy1 7th September 2008
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Dave - you've not been one to mince words, or to not deliberately try to offend the old guard of the recording industry with your...

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Lee Knight 7th September 2008
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Hi Dave, What is the basic routine you use to put your mixes together? Thanks. kfhkh

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Lee Knight 7th September 2008
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Hi Dave, thank you so much for doing this again, we really appreciate it. On a Sound on Sound article you commented that...

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Lee Knight 7th September 2008
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Hi Dave, im sure you mixed this one. could you tell me about the headphone bleed in the vocal and how you went about doing...

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ONE LUV 6th September 2008
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Mr Pensado, did you ever had a customer which always was discontented? If that happened to you in the past how was your reaction...

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Mr.HOLMES 6th September 2008
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Hi Dave, welcome back to Gearslutz. After reading most of your published articles I can tell you're a guy who doesn't like to...

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Dave Pensado 4th September 2008
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In the past, When you were in a lot of bands, all the gig's, loud amps, cymbals over your shoulder.... your ears didn't suffered...

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Alécio Costa 19th November 2004
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I was just thinking about some of my opinions, suggestions, and techniques that I have shared with you guys (and ladies). Let's...

Dave Pensado
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recordista 24th October 2004
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What bigs do you like? What smalls do you use? What is your average listening level? Do you listen much in...

jazzius II
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remo 13th October 2004
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...this is my first question to Dave but please feel free guys to make this thread your own... 1. Is it all based on the same...

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Levi 6th October 2004
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Hi dave, I'm a rabid lurker here but decided that I would post here today to ask something that I don't see enough info about...

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Ethan Winer 5th October 2004
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Hi Dave, since these songs appeared a few years ago, I was wondering how these great drum sounds in today's RnB music were...

living sounds
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travista00 5th October 2004
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Dave, Just curious if you ever had a good streak of mixing in your earlier years..............................Only to have a...

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LTA 4th October 2004
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One of the techniques that I used frequently, for getting more punch out of lead and background vocal tracks, was duplicating...

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Trp 4th October 2004
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do you remember how you achieved it? I love big fizzy snares like that with a snap and breath. thanks!

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Renie 2nd October 2004
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More charting songs than ever before are starting life as 2-track instrumental beats intended as songwriting templates for...

Gregg Sartiano
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Exmun 1st October 2004
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Dave, I used your signal generator trick on Timpani tonight. It worked brilliantly! They led into a big break and the sub...

Extreme Mixing
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elementsound 28th September 2004
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Hi Dave, thanks for this forum, it helps me a lot! I read this interview you did for...

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shapemod 28th September 2004
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Dave what part of your work do you love the most? and what helps keep you fresh and lively? thanks Rene

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LumenStudio 28th September 2004
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I am reading a lot of tips about Mult part like taking your kick and making a duplicate or two in Protools and then compressing...

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toolskid 26th September 2004
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Hi Dave, I have a question (sorry if it sounds a little cheeky). I've often wondered actually how good TOP guys like yourself...

tee boy
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Gregg Sartiano 25th September 2004
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Hi all, first post here, though Ive been lurking for a while(!) I'd really value peoples opinion on/experiences with...

ozzy osmond
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soundthinker 23rd September 2004
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what do you think? like it? use it? strong points? weak points? thank you!

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thethrillfactor 23rd September 2004
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There's a nice post on dance music already started here and Dave went into detail on the kick drum. Any tips for dialing in the...

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Dave Pensado 23rd September 2004
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