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This forum will now be read only and stored in the Q & A archives Thanks a lot John! howdy T-Shirt and GS mug in the...

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Jules 1st September 2009
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It's been an ambition to get you on the forums for many years! Thanks very much. kfhkh

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craschowder 27th August 2009
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John Leckie FULL DISCOGRAPHY DATE ARTIST TITLE COMPANY WORK * 1970 George Harrison ...

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Jules 1st July 2009
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A Storm In Heaven is my favorite Verve LP. Can you shed some light on how you captured the great guitar sounds and what method...

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evolve 27th August 2009
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Hi John, producers can be fortunate enough to travel to new places for work. How did you find working in India? THanks, Andy

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ASIMandy 26th August 2009
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Hi John, Those 'backwards' Stone Roses tracks that were used as B-sides... my memory's a bit foggy, but I remember reversing...

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Number 6 22nd August 2009
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Two of my all time favorite albums. I am thrilled that you are fielding our questions - thanks so much. Can you give some...

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yeloocproducer 19th August 2009
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Hi John i was wondering could you give any advice for a young engineer starting out, i have experience in recording and mixing...

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Rednose 17th August 2009
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Hey! Thanks for taking the time out to do this, it's especially great for people like me who are getting into the recording...

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pascalm 16th August 2009
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Hi John, XTC were a huge influence for me as a teenager. White Music and Go2 were in constant rotation and Andy's angular...

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juniorhifikit 16th August 2009
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Hi John I think I remember reading (from the Stone Roses days) that you would obsesively fiddle around with effects units (at...

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johnleckie 16th August 2009
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I wanted to see if you have any striking memories of Carnival of Light (Ride). It is just a fantastic album, and the tones are...

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hurricaneE 16th August 2009
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Hello John Could you take us through your thoughts on some of the vintage consoles you have worked on throughout the...

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johnleckie 15th August 2009
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Hi, john...again. Muse made 'Newton Abbott Demo' before showbiz. Did you listen to this before helping with showbiz? If so...

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johnleckie 15th August 2009
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Hi Jon - thanks for sharing your wisdom with us. I have a short but not so simple question for you. Could you offer some...

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IM_ 10th August 2009
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hello john, an honour to be able to put this question to you.... we're recording our forst record at the moment, on a...

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jammybastard 8th August 2009
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HI john, I was curious how I Travel was recorded and how the band locked in with the premidi jupiter 4 arpegiator? thanks...

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waveterm 7th August 2009
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Radiohead - The Bends is one of my favorite records of all time. Can you talk about the gear used including studios, console,...

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drongo 7th August 2009
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Hey John, Welcome. Say, a few years back, a bunch of my clients started showing up with Radiohead "The Bends"...

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Spiritworks 4th August 2009
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Hi John, Ive been buying the new EPs from itunes and they sound awsome especially the ones that havent been touched for years...

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johnleckie 2nd August 2009
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Hi John, Because you are a pretty big fan of the sm58, I was wondering do you always use the standard sm58 or do you use the...

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johnleckie 28th July 2009
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Great to see you Q&Aing on GearSlutz.com. I am an aspiring producer. I start an MFA in Recording Arts this Fall which will...

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johnleckie 28th July 2009
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hello there. just curious what current music projects you are working on??

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doorknocker 28th July 2009
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HI john I have always loved the vocal reverb on the song real to real cacophony by simple minds. What did you use on that? Also...

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jup8 28th July 2009
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Hi John, I'd like to know what it was like to work on these two classic (and sadly overlooked) rock records with a band who...

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centurymantra 28th July 2009
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Hi John Love your contribution to Kingdom Of Rust - Winter Hill and 10.03 are easily two of the best tracks on the record....

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johnleckie 28th July 2009
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Hello, and thanks for your time! My question deals with making a creative decision on a recording. In a situation where you...

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johnleckie 28th July 2009
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Hi John, The tracks on The Very Best Of The Stone Roses where Re-mastered did you have any involvement in that? Did you...

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charlie1 27th July 2009
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Hi John. I'm a big fan of The Fall records you did, so I was stoked when I learned you were doing a Cowboy Junkies record! I was...

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johnleckie 26th July 2009
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I never really actively participate in these Q&A threads but I was looking down the (long and impressive) list of projects...

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spok 25th July 2009
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Of these... a) the skills to pick up good projects b) trying to make a project sound good Which should be more of a...

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emreyazgin 25th July 2009
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I know that this album was done at Allaire on their old Neve. As with all MMJ albums, reverb is a big part of the sound. How...

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jimmyz 24th July 2009
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John, Any advice on how to keep artists and bands focused on long projects? I find members of the group will want to shift...

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Fieldstone 23rd July 2009
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Hi John, Just a question in regards to recording David Gilmour's lead parts... now, obviously the major part of Gilmour's tone...

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lobsty 23rd July 2009
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Hi John, Do you have any stories of sessions in which you recorded a "scratch" track or two - a scratch vocal and/or...

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johnleckie 23rd July 2009
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I always thought the stone roses debut album was one of the lushest sounding records I've ever heard reverb wise. Can you tell us...

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americanPrimitiv 22nd July 2009
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John, Thanks for the previous reply about A Storm In Heaven! could I ask what reverbs and compressors where used on this...

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Torn n Frayed 22nd July 2009
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Hi John! BIG thanks for taking the time out to speak with your fans--your work has been an ever present part of my...

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americanPrimitiv 22nd July 2009
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Hi John, May I call you John? My name is Hakim and I am an aspiring music producer, part-time recording engineer and full-time...

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hakim 21st July 2009
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Its not everyday we get the ability to ask questions of someone with the experience and years in the business as yourself. ...

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messiahwannabe 20th July 2009
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Matt's rig, as insanely complex as it is, consistently produces tones I've never heard before. When recording his guitar, how...

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johnleckie 20th July 2009
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Dear John... Your work on "Anutha Zone" alone puts you in my fave producers category. The Nawlins/Lanois sound is...

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IM WHO YOU THINK 19th July 2009
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HI john, I am a big fan of your work especially simple minds Empires and Dance. An amazing sounding and influential record.. I...

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Meriphew 18th July 2009
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Thanks for all this John Leckie! The closing track on Origin of Symmetry, I have heard they used a churches organ, but there...

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johnleckie 18th July 2009
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I enjoy many of the records you have worked on, but I particularly love your work with Simple Minds. I don't have the...

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johnleckie 18th July 2009
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love this record - Electricity is a monster - those low bass runs wubb-wubb my speakers proper - was that a five string? did you...

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johnleckie 16th July 2009
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Hi John, First of all, thank you so much for doing this - to be able to have the ear of someone so entrenched in the industry and...

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johnleckie 16th July 2009
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Mr. Leckie, Of all the amazing albums in your discography, the House of Freaks (HOF) album is my sentimental favorite. Brian...

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Deuce 225 15th July 2009
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Hi John, huge fan of all your work, but the Roses debut is still my fave. As you know this August it is be re-released for the...

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dobyblue 14th July 2009
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Hi John, Thanks for taking the time out to answer some questions here; your replies so far have made for interesting and...

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johnleckie 13th July 2009
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please tell us anything and everything about the making of the dukes of stratosphear albums... they are radical & the...

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johnleckie 13th July 2009
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Hey John, I was wondering a little bit about how Rodrigo Y Gabriella work in the studio. Do they just come and and play together...

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johnleckie 13th July 2009
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Any stories you can share of working with him?

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johnleckie 13th July 2009
 
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