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24th November 2017
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End of a month and I'm very sorry for some of the questions left unanswered. Some very specific ones where I could not find the...

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jchadstopherhuez 27th May 2007
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Apologies if this has already been asked -- haven't seen it... But I'm hoping before you get back to your busy life of...

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DeBasement 27th May 2007
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I read in an interview with a masteringengineer, if he gets a mix from Andy Wallace, he has to make it 1 or 2 dB louder and just...

George Necola
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tchadb 26th May 2007
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Hi Tchad and thanks so much for taking the time to do this! I was wondering if you could give us a breif run through your life...

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tchadb 26th May 2007
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hi Tchad I like the sound on the Globe Sessions CD.What sound am i hearing.Is it Neve or Api or ??? What did you do on that...

mikey
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tchadb 26th May 2007
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Hey Tchad - thanks for the hang! Any tips you can provide for getting the lead vocal to "sit" at a good level in the...

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Paul Woodlock 26th May 2007
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TB, i have a couple simple questions that hopefully wont be too painful. 1. at what sample rate do you record? 2. when...

skybluerental
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Drumsound 25th May 2007
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sorry if this has been asked already but i am curious how much time you spend mixing stuff like Neil Finn or Peter Gabriel -...

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tchadb 25th May 2007
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Tchad, Just wondering what you do to de-esse in the box? Thanks in advance btw. cheers

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tchadb 25th May 2007
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Tchad, it's been very inpirational having you answer questions here on the forum this month. thanks for doing it! just wanted...

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travista00 25th May 2007
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Hi Tchad, Years ago, Danny Kopelson put LOS LOBOS Colossol Head on the "mains" in the studio, and that is STILL my...

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mu-tron-kid 24th May 2007
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Hi Tchad ! Browsed your section but couldn't find the question (and cant imagine that no-body here didn't ask?) so here it...

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santibanks 24th May 2007
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My last question might be uncomfortable for you to answer. You're obviously a humble, non-self-aggrandizing guy: Are you...

Silver Sonya
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tchadb 24th May 2007
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This has been a great month. Sunday will be the last day to post a question in his Q&A forum. Many thanks to Tchad and all...

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Jules 24th May 2007
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You engineered and mixed American Music Club's Mercury album. That is an amazing recording; at this moment I'd say the best album...

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paterno 24th May 2007
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Hey there, I saw you mention KC as an influence. I've always been amazed by the Red album and its thick, heavy syrupy sound. ...

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tchadb 23rd May 2007
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Hi Tchad, Other than 'how do I get your job' my main questions would be regarding binaural recording. How did you start...

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C/G 23rd May 2007
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As you have so patiently ansvered all my questions so far!! gooof I have another one about you being credited on Peter Gabriels...

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tchadb 23rd May 2007
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Hey tchad. How are you doing? So this friend of mine said that the percussion -type loop on the front of "rest of the day...

Justynfromnz
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tchadb 23rd May 2007
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Hi, you may find the following interview (2005) with Tchad of interest: Engineer/Producer Tchad Blake: Living in the Real...

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beyarecords 23rd May 2007
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hi tschad how can we book you for a mix? thx

pete
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tchadb 23rd May 2007
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Hello Tchad, I have a quick question about what instruments are being used on the Los Lobos song Kiko. If I rember correctly,...

jason poff
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toomanyorgans 23rd May 2007
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Moved: Midi


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mixc8 23rd May 2007
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hi tchad, great to have you here My question(s) pertain to your philosophy of recording drums in a small room. I too have been...

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tchadb 22nd May 2007
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Hi Tchad, its always great to hear you. I wonder why nobody asked about the famous Ahuja-PA? Do you still use it ? Thanks...

Kardoso
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tchadb 22nd May 2007
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Wondering if you might talk a little about the making of the 2nd Sheryl Crow record. I always liked the attitude/vibe of that...

OKden
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big country 22nd May 2007
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As an engineer, what is important to you? It's clear from many of your answers that you're comfortable with lots of different...

Mike Caffrey
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Mike Caffrey 22nd May 2007
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Pardon me if this has been covered somewhere. I did see someone ask about it, but I'm particularly curious about certain aspects...

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wm_b 22nd May 2007
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Hello Tchad, I'm not trying to figure out what comps you use where and on what. Rather I'd love to know when you use additive...

Local 47
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tchadb 22nd May 2007
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These Bad Plus recordings blow me away. The upright and drums sound clear and present yet dense and surprisingly deep compared to...

Frog
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tchadb 22nd May 2007
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Hey thanks for doing this Tchad. What's your ideology on panning? Are you a L-C-R only guy, a "never hard pan" guy,...

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tchadb 21st May 2007
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Hi Tchad. Thanks for doing this! I have just a quickie about Sia Furler's album and especially that Piano intro on...

Anderson
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tchadb 21st May 2007
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Hey Tchad My name is Morten, I have a question for you about the choir treatment on Wartime Prayer on Paul Simons Surprise...

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tchadb 21st May 2007
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Hello Mr Tchad, Thank you very much for being on the forum with us. I have been reading most of your posts to learn and I...

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tchadb 19th May 2007
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Hi Tchad, in the Bomb Factory manual for the PSA-1 plug-in you state that putting a kick drum thru a Sans Amp pedal while...

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Local 47 19th May 2007
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Hey Tchad, Firstly, Thanks Again! We all appreciate your time very much. My question is, do you have any vocal effects or...

84K
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tchadb 18th May 2007
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Hello Tchad, when mixing, do (and did) you take the time to start from scratch every time? Setup-wise I mean. Like, one session...

Local 47
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tchadb 18th May 2007
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hey tchad, can you share some tricks you used on the track - "sexy asshole" by brazilian girls? i love the way all...

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bjonesAAB 18th May 2007
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Tchad, Can you talk a little bit about working on the Phish CD that you produced with them? I saw the Video of the album making...

MJGreene Audio
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Jay Kahrs 18th May 2007
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I'm driving the other day listening to one of my all time favorite albums, Martinis and Bikinis when it hits me, you're doing...

Lee Knight
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kansascitydon 18th May 2007
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Hi Tchad, I luckily found one of these units in storage at my parents place and I'm going to give it a whirl. I searched...

joey raia
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Nigel Jopson 17th May 2007
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"Reva's House" from Kiko has a pair of the greatest guitar tracks in many years. Left and right channels play the...

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tchadb 17th May 2007
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Hello Mr Blake, Strawberry Blonde from Ron Sexsmith's Other Songs is one of my favorite recordings. Can you give any insight...

T. Morgan
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tchadb 17th May 2007
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As I wrote in an earlier post, I spent a couple of days watching you and Mitchell work at the Magic Shop almost a decade ago. I...

Silver Sonya
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tchadb 17th May 2007
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Tchad- First off, I want to say thanks for doing this forum. I have lurked on this board for a while, but never felt...

Bobby McKnobby
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tchadb 17th May 2007
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HI Tchad, you mentioned in another thread that you are starting to mix a lot more in the box because you're learning how...

Prickstein
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Nerdyrocker 16th May 2007
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1.) do you listen loudly or quietly when you are mixing? or a mixture? 2.) do you do a lot of volume rides on individual...

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tchadb 16th May 2007
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Hello Tchad! Really love your work. Stina Nordenstam's latest are a masterpiece. Have you tried the THC distortion from...

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tchadb 15th May 2007
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Hi Tchad, Saw Foy Vance play the other night & was blown away - he played some stuff from the new record which was, as you...

MR4791
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tchadb 15th May 2007
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Concerning the album by Suzanne Vega - 99.9 1. What was Susan's vocal chain for this album? 2. What type of deck and tape...

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bcgood 15th May 2007
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