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20th April 2012
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Inside view on labels Hi Jay, thank you for being apart of gearslutz. Long time fan of your work. I've heard stories...scorpiwoman

23rd April 2012
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Difficult or interesting requests from musicians? Hi Jay! Thanks for doing this Q&A. There are classic stories from Eddie Kramer about Jimi...Syncamorea

24th April 2012
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Stereo bus processing Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer questions from everyone! On to mine,...Cegor

1st May 2012
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Api 560 Hello Jay and thanks for doing this. I assisted both you and Jim Ball back in the early 90's--you...tekis

23rd April 2012
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Teo Macero Hey Jay- Can you talk a little about working with Teo Macero on Star People ?stoplaughing

23rd April 2012
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Producers role Hi Jay. Has your role as producer changed much over the years? Thanks.Jeff Ling

20th April 2012
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Drums Hi Jay and thank you for doing this! I'm a big fan of your work. Can you talk a bit about the...hAPIguy

23rd April 2012
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Nailing the midrange Hi Jay, Been a longtime fan, thank you for doing this Q&A. What is your secret for ''nailing...ez135

20th April 2012
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Plugins What are you favorite plugins for mixing?Mikkel

20th April 2012
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Click Track - Good or Evil What are your thoughts on recording to a click with rock music ? Does it kill the life of the song ?ScumBum

22nd April 2012
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Compression in the 70's Today with DAW's you can use as many compressors as you want and use them on everything . But back...ScumBum

22nd April 2012
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El Topo hello thanks for doing the Q&A! I was wondering what your involvement was in the El Topo...113568

22nd April 2012
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Several questions about sessions you've done I'm not sure at what stage you were involved on these, but I've always been interested..... ...thenoodle

27th April 2012
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Les Paul 1" 8 track Hi Jay, thanks for the Q&A. Can you tell us a bit about that machine? you used to work with it,...babooino

23rd April 2012
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Toys Rocks Hi Jay, first off thank you for doing this. I was curious about the guitar tones on Aerosmith...Headstack

23rd April 2012
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Meeting new clients Hi Jay, I must say, You have quite an impressive list of clients. I am always cautious and...passenger

23rd April 2012
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Miles Davis Hello Jay! Could you give us some details about recording Star People by Miles Davis. How was...jetam

23rd April 2012
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Wise words to live by You've worked with a lot a great people over the years. Is there one particular piece of advice...houndog328

23rd April 2012
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Favorite "Go To" pieces for certain instruments Hey Jay! I'm quite curious as to if you have any favorite "Go to" pieces of gear (Eqs,...bryan k

27th April 2012
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Mixdown To Tape Hey Jay, thanks for your time! Just wondering whether you ever mixdown to a quality 2 track tape...Fezzle

24th April 2012
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how to properly apply reverb? Hi Jay, What's your philosophy when it comes to choosing the right Reverb effect for a song or...missswan

26th April 2012
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Record Plant Memories. Hi Jay, thank you so much for doing this. I used to work for Shelly Yakus back in 2008, and he...herecomesyourman

25th April 2012
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Referencing Mixes Hi Jay Thank you for answering our questions.kfhkh When you are mixing or recording, du you use...Rickard Bengtsso

27th April 2012
By Jay Messina
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Steven Tyler screams Hey Jay. I read somewhere that Tyler's screams are actually very quiet in volume and he lets the...henge

26th April 2012
By Jay Messina
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Walter Becker's "Circus Money" album Thanks for doing this, sir! I would love to hear a little bit about your work on Walter Becker's...FunkyKeys

25th April 2012
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Kiss Destroyer ambience Hi Jay, Thanks for answering my question about Aerosmith. I am also curious about the Kiss...Headstack

25th April 2012
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EQ on the master buss 1st or last insert I have really been trying to figure this out , if I use EQ on the master buss should I put it on...phatbeatstudio

26th April 2012
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General eq and comp tips for drums Hey Jay! Thanks a lot for taking the time for doing this... I know there´s no rules, but each...JulianFernandez

25th April 2012
By Jay Messina
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The old CBS Volumax Limiters . Thanks for doing this. Most of my questions seem to have already been asked here, but... ...12ax7

25th April 2012
By Jay Messina
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Parallel compression? First of all, respect to you! My question: Which compressor do you mostly use for parallel...FoxMulderFBI

26th April 2012
By l.sicilian
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State of the Industry for unknown artists Hi Jay, Can you please talk a bit about the industry regarding unsigned artists? - Do many...hAPIguy

26th April 2012
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Steve Tyler vocal chain? Hi Jay, what was a typical vocal chain for Steve Tyler? thanks, MichaelSOLOIST101

26th April 2012
By Jay Messina
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Go-to male vocal mics? For rock/pop male vocals, what would be your typical mics of choice? I realise each singer requires...SOLOIST101

26th April 2012
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EL Distressors on Drums Hi Jay, Thanks so much for your time and contributions over the years. Do you use Distressors...Steved

26th April 2012
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Parallel compression on Mastering Hi Jay . thanks for the chance of asking u a question . I Heard that parallel compression on...Simple2nes

26th April 2012
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Live Recording Hi Jay - thanks so much for doing this.. The majority of my work involves recording and mixing...DanH

26th April 2012
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Can anything be done to stop the loudness war? Hi Mr. Messina. Given the arcane nature of this problem and difficulty educating the public,...Stokestack

27th April 2012
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Talk box advice? I gotta say "Toys in the Attic" is one of my all time favorite records! Any advice for using a...aaron aardvark

26th April 2012
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compex Do you use limit on or just comp? What attack time out of 25,2.5,0.25 ms do you think is a sweet...SergioS

26th April 2012
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Any Cheap Trick details? Stories? I'm a huge fan of Cheap Trick, especially their first 4 or 5 albums... Is there any specifics...timtoonz

27th April 2012
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Uses for AT4050 Jay, I saw in aother thread that you use the AT4050...As an extreme low-ended over here...It's my...Ron Vogel

27th April 2012
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Studio Speakers Hi Jay... I would like to ask you which speakers you like to use whilst mixing at home and if you...scruffydog

27th April 2012
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general guidelines for panning Hello Jay and let me say what a honour it is to have you here on Gearslutz . Could you give use...phatbeatstudio

27th April 2012
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Mixing "Ain't Life Grand" Hi Jay Thank you so much for doing this. Ain't Life Grand is a favorite of mine. I love the...Rythm'BackStudio

28th April 2012
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KISS - Sure know something Hi again, two more quick questions about "Sure know something", on Dynasty. Regarding guitar..._Ludovico

28th April 2012
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Guitar Amp Micing Jay Can't say thank you enough for your willingness to share! Was wondering how you approach...Dagger

29th April 2012
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Shotgun 405 microphone Hey Jay I've seen you mention a few times that you used a Shotgun 405 mic above the drums . Whats...ScumBum 4 Attachment(s)

29th April 2012
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John Lennon Hi Jay Was lennon creative at the studio also? did you learn something from him? Thanks for...barnymorales

1st May 2012
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John Lennon mic technique Hi Jay, Can you tell us anything about John's mic technique? Also, which mic(s) did he use...hAPIguy

2nd May 2012
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Bass drum sizes Hi Jay, if you had to pick one and only bass drum, what size (depth x width) would you go for? ...l.sicilian

2nd May 2012
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