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24th November 2017
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Thank you for all of your participation, interest, incredibly insightful questions and kind words about the various projects. I...

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MTStudios 18th August 2011
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Thanks Eric I think we will try this one with an un-moderated post format, if it gets too gnarly, be warned, we may drop back...

Jules
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gurubuzz 18th August 2011
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Hi Eric, Big fan of your work. Thank you for putting in the time and effort to share your knowledge. In the recent Taking Back...

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szmola 18th August 2011
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Does anyone know any details about the signal chain for Salazar's bass? He has the ultimate rock bass tone in my opinion. Any...

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SoundWeavers 18th August 2011
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Dear Eric Valentine, Third Eye Blind's debut album was one of those albums that just had a SOUND throughout the album. There...

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Monsieur_R 18th August 2011
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Hey Eric. love this record any production notes to share?.drums,vox,gtrs,verbs,mixing..etc love the splatty drum sound on...

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RoundBadge 18th August 2011
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I've kept up with your older thread about your technique for using underheads and other similar approaches. It's been really...

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andersmv 18th August 2011
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Hello fellow Slutz: When the Queens Of The Stoneage album "Songs for the Deaf" pops up, its production sound and...

manofsong
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houndog328 18th August 2011
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Hi Eric, thanks for taking time to answer questions. Just a quick note I recorded at your studio back in 90' when you where in...

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Tandem5 18th August 2011
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Hi Eric, I was just wondering if you have ever used a Thermionic Culture Vulture, and if so, what uses did you find for it? I...

Worlez
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quantumpsych 18th August 2011
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Hey Eric, thanks for taking the time to do this. Your records always sound great and remain interesting after many listens. I'm...

Richard Salino
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Zooey 17th August 2011
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Hi eric I´m doing a lot of accoustic folk stuff where the guitar is almost as important as the voice and I find it hard to get...

pete
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ev33 17th August 2011
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I do have a copy of the "Good For You" mix unmastered. The only problem is that the version I have is what was printed...

ev33
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Cadde 17th August 2011
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Hi Eric - I note you like using these for Toms - quite an esoteric choice! I have only ever seen/used one in my life on vocals,...

Blast9
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ev33 17th August 2011
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Hi Eric, First of all I really want to thank you for being here and your generosity! your notes and tips have been a great...

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ev33 17th August 2011
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Taking Back Sundays new self titled album is now streaming on their facebook page. I personally believe this album sets a new...

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ev33 17th August 2011
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Do you have any advice on minimal drum micing , for rock music ? Getting a great sound with only 4 channels ? Thanks ,

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Sofa King 17th August 2011
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hey guys, I've lately been trying to perfect using 2 fig8 ribbons between the cymbals and the drums as my overhead image......

Tandem5
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ez135 17th August 2011
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How is it to record the Dwarves? Is it a mess and does He Who Can Not Be Named run around naked among possibly other things in...

ickefes
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ScumBum 16th August 2011
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Hi Eric, Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all of these questions. I was wondering if you might be able to talk a...

Fash
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Hjalmar 16th August 2011
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Hey Eric, I`ve been looking at the videos on your site and that eq is amazing! I`m afraid the console will be out of my reach,...

ThomasWho
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ThomasWho 16th August 2011
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Some SM7 love! How do you usualy set this mic? Bass roll off and mid boost? Use the stock foam or an external pop filter? Sm7a or...

Mho
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ev33 16th August 2011
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Hi Eric The one thing that always immediately jumps out at me about your records is the midrange - it's always so thick,...

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ev33 16th August 2011
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Heya Eric, thanks for taking the time to do this, I was wondering what sample rates you like to record at, and do you find one...

tekn0
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ev33 16th August 2011
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Hi Eric - I have a few Good Charlotte questions, and some of them relate to other topics as well, but I thought I'd ask them all...

juniorhifikit
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Jim Keaney @ Devotion Recording 16th August 2011
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Hi Eric, thanks for being here and cheers from the cold russia! I have a question about tracking (recording) and bouncing to...

Roman English
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Frenchc 15th August 2011
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Technique is of huge importance as we all know, but if you HAD to choose just 4 utility mics to work with for the remaining...

Wlouch
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Wlouch 15th August 2011
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Hi Eric, Thanks for doing this Q&A - I asked Jules about 5 months ago if he could make this happen. So it looks like you...

Lackatee
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opentune 15th August 2011
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God where to start? Everything on this record sounds fantastic! The guitars have a really cool thing going on where they sound...

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the reverend 15th August 2011
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Hey, thanks for a nice tour of your studio in the Pensado's Place and thanks for lot of detailed info here. I'm sure I have a lot...

matucha
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ev33 15th August 2011
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Have always loved the drum sound on this song, anybody know anything about the production, drumkit, producer/mixer etc.. Sounds...

yngve
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WiZKiD 15th August 2011
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What kind of synths and samplers did you use on 3eb self titled, and Astro Lounge? And if you had the chance, how would you...

krock2009
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ev33 14th August 2011
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First of all, a big thank you. This is BY FAR, the best Q&A on GS ever, and I have read all of them. It shows how passionate...

Mho
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Mho 14th August 2011
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I haven't seen anyone ask this particular question yet. What exactly was your approach to achieve the bass guitar grooves that...

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IonicBreed 14th August 2011
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I think this album is amazing on terms of tone, arrangement, and production -- I've always wondered, how did the songs change...

rhythmic5
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ev33 14th August 2011
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Firstly I'd like thank you for this awesome Q & A! Your responded have been so detailed and passionate! Very inspirational....

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petermiles 14th August 2011
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If you had no choice but to master with vst plugins only what vst plugins will you choose ?

PureArtist
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The Recordingist 14th August 2011
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Hi, Eric Since auto tune didn't exist yet (thank god) when 3EB's self titled record was made, how did you go about fixing...

krock2009
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maxy 13th August 2011
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Hi Eric, first, I would like to thank you for all the information you've been sharing on these boards and elsewhere! It's...

dusty cooper
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ev33 13th August 2011
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I am a big fan of The Wombats new album "This Modern Glitch" which you did most the work on if I'm correct I was just...

Protooled
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ev33 13th August 2011
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I love the collaboration on 'Stay Home' on the Shrek soundtrack from about 10 years ago, and I was curious if you still remember...

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Faderjockey 13th August 2011
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Hey All, I thought I'd mention that I will be on Pensado's Place tomorrow (Thursday August 11th from 12pm - 1pm PST. They...

ev33
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MTStudios 13th August 2011
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Over the past year or so, I have been reading a lot of your posts on the approaches you take to micing drums and your compression...

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andersmv 13th August 2011
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Hey Eric, Do you have any information or pictures about the UTA Fairchild you've been mentioning and developing? Thanks...

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Noise10 10th August 2011
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Hey, So i was wondering if you could take the time to answer some questions about the recent Wombats album "The Wombats...

NoahP.
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ev33 9th August 2011
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Eric its funny how you seem to do all of my favorite records from these artist and a few I never really liked until you worked...

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ev33 9th August 2011
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Hi Eric Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Mine is a short one, and please forgive me if it's bleedingly...

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ev33 9th August 2011
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Hi Eric! I was at one of your talks at last AES where you recommended several pieces of analog outboard gear that where not...

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arimaka 9th August 2011
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All I can say is thanks, Young and The Hopeless by Good Charlotte was one of my favorite albums as a kid and the new TBS is...

jordanvoth
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alcoyot 9th August 2011
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Hi Eric, Thanks for being so open with your answers on this forum, your work is an inspiration to many people. I wanted to ask...

johnny_catfish
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ev33 9th August 2011
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Hey EV, First of all, thank you SO much for this opportunity to ask you a question. Third Eye Blind was my FAVORITE childhood...

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fooman 25th July 2011
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Hey, I wanted to let you all know that I will be starting a mixing project on monday and will not have as much time available...

ev33
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Winey 25th July 2011
 
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