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Mix clarity + distortion
Old 5th October 2016
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Mix clarity + distortion

Most of the projects you have been associated with have layers upon layers of tracks & sounds, be it metal or Electronica.How do you maintain focus on mids without them getting harsh while at the same time making the mix so huge?

Last, what was your approach when you wanted to distort vocals or whatever up until 1995?

Thank you so much for doing this.
Old 6th October 2016
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A lot of it is making sure every sound has its own place by filtering and EQing. The guitars will have a specific frequency spike so you try to work the other elements around them. We used to use an old TC Electronics rack EQ for vocal distortion. Overloading the input stage, then sculpting the distorted sound with the EQ. I never recommend putting vocals through pedals..



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Most of the projects you have been associated with have layers upon layers of tracks & sounds, be it metal or Electronica.How do you maintain focus on mids without them getting harsh while at the same time making the mix so huge?

Last, what was your approach when you wanted to distort vocals or whatever up until 1995?

Thank you so much for doing this.
Old 7th October 2016
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Out of curiosity...Was it a Graphic or Para-whatever EQ?
Old 8th October 2016
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Out of curiosity...Was it a Graphic or Para-whatever EQ?
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