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Old 22nd July 2015
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Hi Ross,

can you tell us your recording process for drums and guitars on the Coal Chamber album please?
There are pictures and audio on the Royer Labs website, but can you tell us more.

Thanks a lot.

Franck

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Old 22nd July 2015
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the drums were my regular drum setup at Rumbo Recorders at the time
finding the right snare for each song
all the snares were mainly deep 6 1/2 x 14 because of the lo tuned guitars
and changing the kik out for Rowboat because thats a huge sound .. a 28" kik drum
all the drums were cut in 4 days

the guitars were the challenge
all the songs were dropped way down in the keys of A and B and even one in G
This makes the guitar like a bass
so I played around a lot with guitars and string gauges to be able to be detuned and stay in tune
also the speakers
I used T70 celestions instead of vintage 30's because they held up better to the lo end and distortion
the cabs were mainly Rivera and Bogner 4x12
I also used whats called a los lo bottom that you cant find because there are only a couple made
this is a subwoofer for guitar that helps move extra lo air
i used a wide selection of heads from my modded Marshalls, Rivera , Bogner and an original 5150
then we would use little combos for the weird little overdubs
i recorded all the guitars with a blend of a 57/421/ royer 121 or 122
i blend all the mics to one track
I do not keep the mics separate
I make decisions and commit

i am very proud of my work with Coal Chamber
I think it still holds up today ...
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Old 22nd July 2015
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the drums were my regular drum setup at Rumbo Recorders at the time
finding the right snare for each song
all the snares were mainly deep 6 1/2 x 14 because of the lo tuned guitars
and changing the kik out for Rowboat because thats a huge sound .. a 28" kik drum
all the drums were cut in 4 days

the guitars were the challenge
all the songs were dropped way down in the keys of A and B and even one in G
This makes the guitar like a bass
so I played around a lot with guitars and string gauges to be able to be detuned and stay in tune
also the speakers
I used T70 celestions instead of vintage 30's because they held up better to the lo end and distortion
the cabs were mainly Rivera and Bogner 4x12
I also used whats called a los lo bottom that you cant find because there are only a couple made
this is a subwoofer for guitar that helps move extra lo air
i used a wide selection of heads from my modded Marshalls, Rivera , Bogner and an original 5150
then we would use little combos for the weird little overdubs
i recorded all the guitars with a blend of a 57/421/ royer 121 or 122
i blend all the mics to one track
I do not keep the mics separate
I make decisions and commit

i am very proud of my work with Coal Chamber
I think it still holds up today ...
This was priceless!
CC were one of my fav band and that sound was and still is
absolutely awesome, def a reference for me
Old 22nd July 2015
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Ross, were the guitars tracked to tape?
Old 22nd July 2015
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Ross, were the guitars tracked to tape?
the whole record tracked to pro tools ...
i mixed it to my 1" 2track ATR at 15ips CCIR
Old 29th July 2015
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And setup for the bass??

Sounds great too!!
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