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Starts Feb 1st! Get your questions ready! kfhkh

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Coyoteous 6th March 2007
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KEVIN KILLEN DISCOGRAPHY ALBUMS-PRODUCED / CO-PRODUCED / ENGINEERED / MIXED ELVIS COSTELLO North ASHLEY MACISAAC Ashley...

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Jules 31st January 2007
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This Q & A forum will follow a "moderated thread & post" format This means that your questions (threads) or...

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Jules 30th January 2007
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I'm not so good at asking good questions but this month's Q&A has simply turned into a blessing thanks to other fellows'...

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Tom VDH 7th March 2007
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Regarding the role of Assistant Engineer, you mentioned in a previous thread; "A good one is invaluable, a bad one a...

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ericrudd 6th March 2007
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Hi Kevin, Thanks for doing this. I've enjoyed your work quite a bit over the years. I interviewed Gina (Fant-Saez) about a...

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Silvertone 6th March 2007
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Kevin -- My biggest problem in every mix is how much bass guitar to bring up. I don't know if there's an answer to this. It...

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FFTT 6th March 2007
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Hi Kevin, I'd be interested to hear what you thought about the growing number of musicians who are attempting to...

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loaf 6th March 2007
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Hi Kevin, What are some of the factors you consider when choosing between compressing vs. limiting for dynamics processing,...

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Kevin Killen 5th March 2007
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Kevin, When you use Pro Tools systems, do you use an external clock? If so, what and why. P.S. Thanks for taking the time to...

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Kevin Killen 5th March 2007
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Hey Kevin, love the work you did on Universal Cry with Nasio Fontaine. Care to comment on the sessions? I believe you did...

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lozion 5th March 2007
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Hey Kevin, From what I've heard Edge is big on layering guitars and trying new tones, what can you tell us about the recording...

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Kevin Killen 5th March 2007
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Hi Kevin Another big hello from the oul' sod! As an Irish producer/engineer, you've always been a big inspiration to me,...

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Dr Funk 5th March 2007
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Hey Kevin, I was wondering how you mic drum overheads. Do you go with the OH has cymbals, or OH as the drum kit, or both. ...

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tom durack 4th March 2007
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HI, so ive never posted here but have been checking it out for a couple years now. Im just wondering where you like to have...

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Kevin Killen 4th March 2007
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Kevin, So I pulled out Jude Cole's "I Don't Know Why I Act This Way" release, (1 million three listens now and...

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Kevin Killen 4th March 2007
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After much research i found out that on "bells for her" the beautiful piano sound was conjured by detuning the whole...

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paul mckenna 4th March 2007
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Thanks so much for taking time to answer questions. I am slowly trying to move to ITB mixing. But it's really hard to get the...

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Dopamine 4th March 2007
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Hi, Kevin. Thank you for taking our questions. In an earlier post you said, "I can spend a number of hours experimenting...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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My last question for you is not technical, necessarily, but one of philosophy and circumstance. I was wondering if the music...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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should a recording engineer expect anything in the way of residuals (points) for the use of his work? About five years ago I...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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Hi Kevin........You are one of the few lucky mixer/producers that gets to record and mix alt Rock records(Tori Amos, Duncan...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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Dear Kevin, I have this friend who recently joined a signed band, and they get a lot of money from the label to record a cd....

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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Kevin, What do you use your distressor's on? Do you use them when tracking or just for mixing? Thanks So Much...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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Hello Kevin! I want to say that your work with Tori is inspiring to say the least. She must be interesting to work with. My...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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Hi Kevin, I was scrolling down your long list of work and achievements, and I saw Amos Lee. This was one of my favorite albums to...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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My Fellow gearslutz users. For those interested in esession please check out the main homepage at www.esession.com. The...

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Kevin Killen 3rd March 2007
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I can't help but notice that most of the music I listen to (and my generation), is generally through an Ipod (small headphones),...

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Kevin Killen 2nd March 2007
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Hi Kevin, These days I guess being an experienced engineer that you don't run into so many situations now (compared to when...

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Kevin Killen 2nd March 2007
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Hi Kevin, When it comes to mixing, how much emphasis do you place on certain pieces of gear to get you the sounds you're...

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Barish 28th February 2007
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Has anyone every used the comp/gate as an effect on a mixing board??? That way I could just add it to the channels with vocals...

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Kevin Killen 28th February 2007
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Kevin I was curious if you have had experiences recording Vocals in the control room with the main monitors at high volumes and...

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Kevin Killen 28th February 2007
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Hi kevin Thanks for your answers How do you document your mix. I mean.... Is Everything recallable? I heard the Surround mix...

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Kevin Killen 27th February 2007
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Kevin, You mentioned that with Tori Amos, you recorded the Piano and Vocal together. Do you do anything to try to isolate...

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Mike Butler 25th February 2007
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Hi Kevin, Can you share any thoughts/info on the Bryan Ferry sessions you did - especially anything related to the recording...

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Meriphew 24th February 2007
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This is one for all the gear heads. A few years ago I was listening to NPR about a minor earthquake in northern California. I...

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lucey 23rd February 2007
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hello Kevin! i am a big fan of this album and especially think the engineering on it sounds incredible. the mix of 'Space...

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Kevin Killen 23rd February 2007
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Hey again Kevin. As a fan of Shakira, especially her pre 2001 all-Spanish music, I am of the opinion that she writes and...

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Kevin Killen 23rd February 2007
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Hi Kevin. Greetings from Costa Rica! I have always regarded So as a staple on sound engineering and have been a kid at the...

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Kevin Killen 23rd February 2007
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Hi Kevin! Just wondering what was your approach to recording the different kinds of bagpipes (Scottish, Irish different kinds...

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Kevin Killen 23rd February 2007
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How does one contact Kevin Killen to see if he's interested in the project? What's the chain of contact? (I figured I'd...

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Kevin Killen 23rd February 2007
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Kevin Killen 22nd February 2007
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Kevin, This is a thrill. My two all-time favorite recordings are "A Sort of Homecoming" and "Mercy Street."...

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Kevin Killen 22nd February 2007
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Hi Kevin You´ve been working on some of my favorite albums ever (So, Bright Red, The Sensual world just to mention a few). I´m...

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Kevin Killen 22nd February 2007
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Hey Kevin- I love the strings on the White Limousine cd....haunting stuff reminiscent of things like Nick Drake's River Man...

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Kevin Killen 22nd February 2007
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Kevin, I read with interest your thoughts on mixing drums and your experiences recording Matt Chamberlain. Do you have any...

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Kevin Killen 22nd February 2007
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Kevin, Can you please talk a little about working with Peter Bradley Adams. I love the EP that you worked on and his style and...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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Hi Kevin, didn't know how to word this question.. but where you ever involved in a project you thought it never had a chance to...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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Hi Kevin About 12 years ago when I was starting out engineering I did demos for a guy in Dublin who had been in a band called...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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hello again Kevin did you mix /record Veronica? i love that track ...its got a Dave Edmonds / Nick Lowe feeling for me. Im a...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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Kevin, GREAT forum. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences. I was curious about how often (if ever)...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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First of all Mr. Killen it's great to have you here on Gearslutz! And thank you for all the advice you have shared with us...

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Kevin Killen 21st February 2007
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Kevin, I saw you were involved with Paula Cole's "This Fire". Did you work on "Where have all the cowboys...

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AMIEL 17th February 2007
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