Q & A with Butch Vig - Gearslutz Pro Audio Community

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2nd July 2009
By AZander
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Sticky: BUTCH VIG selected production discography: 1984: Killdozer - Snakeboy 1985: Killdozer - 12 Point Buck 1987: Killdozer - Little Baby Buntin'...Jules Sticky Thread

15th June 2009
By Jules
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AbsoluteGarbage remasters Hey Butch (and Billy and Mike)howdy Thanx for taking the time to guest mod this forum, and for...Acereject

30th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Spooner and Fire Town Way before Nevermind and Garbage, you and Duke Erikson were in two cult-Midwestern bands, and along...Acereject Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

11th July 2009
By ButchVig
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The Dynamics of a Music Scene You are someone who stood at the epicenter of the last great scene we had in American rock - or...adpz

15th June 2009
By adpz
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In your Room (zephyr mix) first of all, a big kfhkh for taking some of your precious time to answer us what ever cross our...afionidos

17th June 2009
By afionidos
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Hip Hop Version "Nobody Loves You" Butch, I had never heard of the group Garbage but after they posted up your Discography I went...alleyeseeing 1 Attachment(s)

23rd June 2009
By nesone
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Recording of Nobody Loves You (Garbage) Hey Butch, Billy and Mike!! Thank you very much for doing this and special thanks to Gearslutz.com...Alt

30th June 2009
By Billy Bush
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Gtrs, Gtrs, Gtrs!! Recording, Mixing and Phase considerations! Hi Butch, thanks for sharing your experience, knowledge and time with us!!.thumbsup Any special...AMIEL (
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23rd June 2009
By Savernake
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A Living Hero of Mine Dear Butch, I have very few hero's in life (living or not). The list is short and reads...Ari-M.

19th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Setting the gain level on distorted guitars... First of all, I am also a huge fan of your work! You are definitely on of my favorite producers....Audio Enginerd

21st June 2009
By ButchVig
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Distance when recording lead vocals. When recording lead vocals, do you have a distance that you prefer to keep the singer away from the...badboymusic

21st June 2009
By ButchVig
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Quantizing Drums? Hi Butch Huge fan of your work. I'd like to know your thoughts around quantizing drums in...BenJah

30th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Producing for a noob? Hi Butch, and everybody else here on Gearslutz, since I've literally joined 5 minutes ago! I...bexsmall

27th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Favorite Plugins? Favorite outboard analog gear? What are your favorite plugins and outboard analog gear?bforest4

10th July 2009
By ButchVig
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Sonic Youth - 'Dirty' Hi Butch, thanks for doing this and my sincerest compliments on your impressive body of work. ...Black Shadow

25th June 2009
By megl
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Girls Talk **** As a Garbage fan, I always felt quite spoiled in terms of singles. The b-sides, remixes and artwork...BlackCheremy

28th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Favorite tube preamps? What are your favorite tube preamps to use? What about them do you like? Use any on drums? Thanks...Bluemoa

25th June 2009
By Billy Bush
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Cymbal spot miking? Hi, the crash cymbals on Nevermind are so clear and detailed from the attack all the way through...Bluemoa

17th June 2009
By Bluemoa
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Recordings that inspired you Hello, Butch. Once again I will echo the gratitude expressed by others for your participation. ...Butcha

16th June 2009
By Butcha
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Kill Your Friends I'm reading a really funny book Shirley recommended by John Niven, called KILL YOUR FRIENDS. It's a...ButchVig

25th June 2009
By Mojo
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New Pedal I just got a new Fender 12 String, and I was looking for a pedal to give it that sound of the...ButchVig

29th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Goldie remix of Garbage - Milk Hi Butch. I am a big fan of your work with Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. I fell off...chincounterstrik

30th June 2009
By chincounterstrik
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Commercial guitar sound JULES? Can we keep all guitar stuff in here? I don't mind it if you merge some in. Thanks Butch...Chrislpp

15th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Push it. Hi Butch! Absolutely fantastic to be able to ask you a question! "Push it" was one of the...Ciaccona

27th June 2009
By ButchVig
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The role of digital in your workflow Hey Butch, thanks for doing this! Listening to your work, seems clear it sounds pretty...claend

15th June 2009
By claend
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When good things go bad Hi Butch! (thank you so much for being here!!!) While it sounds like most of the projects you...colinmiller

18th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Egos Hey Butch, I'm wondering if you have any advice regarding egos in the studio. It seems like most...coopss

27th June 2009
By steve10358
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Nevermind Guitars Hi Butch, first of all I just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer questions, it's a...CosmeLiccardo

30th June 2009
By CosmeLiccardo
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Project Mixes Hi Mr Vig, appreciate the skills that you add to the betterment of audio (I know that sounds a...csiking

18th June 2009
By csiking
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Your home studio Many thanks for doing the Q&A Butch. Any chance you could post some pics of your home studio?D.F. 1 Attachment(s)

6th February 2010
By ButchVig
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"Breed" Bass Hey Butch, can you enlighten us to the processing used on Chris' bass in Breed? sound like some...dalley

30th June 2009
By audiogeek
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tips for dirtying up sequenced tracks? Can you share favorite methods/gear for reamping, guitar pedals on keyboard tracks and so forth?...dannygold

24th June 2009
By Billy Bush
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What would you have done in music in the 60s? If you were working in the biz in the 1960s what would you have chosen to do? Producer? Engineer?...dannygold

30th June 2009
By ButchVig
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the A range VS Daking Butch since your one of the few I know who Have the real A rang and some Daking pres I would...ddageek

21st June 2009
By raal
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underproduced versus very produced Hi Butch, thanks for doing this. Big fan for a long time! I love both your very produced...decibike

13th August 2009
By ButchVig
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Maintaining A Sense of Perspective on Longer Projects Butch, In context to the longer projects you've done. Do you have any tips on how to keep a...demel

13th July 2009
By ButchVig
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Greatest Revelation Hello Butch, What has been your greatest revelation in your work as a producer...something...DHL

24th June 2009
By DHL
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Reference: A must for the pro? Thanks for the ton of info you have supplied and time you've taken so far. A Q. to the great: I...Doc_Rock

20th June 2009
By Doc_Rock
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Questions every Garbage fan has... First off, can't believe that us hardcore Garbage fans have the opportunity to ask some questions!...Domenick

29th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Best Rooms for Recording Drums Hi Butch! Thanks for doing the Q&A with us.thumbsup Nirvana's "Nevermind" is what initially...DontLetMeDrown

21st June 2009
By Justin P.
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Lets talk about Jimmy Eat World As the topic says: Lets talk about Jimmy Eat World, one of my favourite bands bumpkin I actually...Dozerbabar

18th June 2009
By cowrange
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Recording to Tape Vs. Pro Tools Hi Butch, Thanks for answering our questions, & thanks for your sterling work over the years,...drezz

25th June 2009
By kats
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nin - "last" remix butch, i really enjoyed your work with garbage and saw you guys live a few times, including the...edanderson

30th June 2009
By ButchVig
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butch what did you hear on your EX66 that it complements your Barefoot ? butch some people here doesnt like the EX66 and some it does, I never hear them, but what did you...eddiewer

28th June 2009
By Sean Sullivan
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hey butch what chain do you use when tracking digital gtrs pod sound hi butch, at some point did you guys record with line 6 pod on the garbage albums? cause....many...eddiewer

22nd June 2009
By baikonour
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Legacy Hi there, Mr. Vig. You've obviously created quite a legacy, evidence by everyone who cites your...EliasGwinn

6th July 2009
By ButchVig
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Cheap, sh!tty, but awesome Thanks for this. This is awesome. Out of every guest mod that's been on here, yours are the...Entrainer

30th June 2009
By ButchVig
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What is on your Mix Buss? What lives on your Mix Buss? cheers.evillain

18th June 2009
By ButchVig
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Overwhelming Colorfast Hi Butch, Thanks so much for giving us your time here. I can't tell how much enjoyment I have...Fash

23rd June 2009
By Fash
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Jimmy's infamous hats Whenever I hear the older Pumpkins stuff, the thing that sticks out is Jimmy's hats are always on...fooman

19th June 2009
By fooman
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Producer/mixer dynamic I'm generally curious about the whole producer/mixer dynamic.... For example, Butch is...fooman

21st June 2009
By ButchVig
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