Q&A with Sylvia Massy - Gearslutz Pro Audio Community
 

Sticky: We are closed to new questions! Just a heads-up - we are now closed for new questions. However, there are still questions in the...Whitecat Sticky Thread

6th March 2014
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Sticky: Sylvia Massy - Selected Discography Sylvia's discography is extensive and can be viewed in its entirety here. Artists Sylvia has...Whitecat Sticky Thread

28th January 2014
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Sticky: Sylvia Massy - Bio THE UNCONVENTIONAL PRODUCER, ARTIST, WRITER, AND EDUCATOR. Sylvia Massy has been Producing,...Whitecat Sticky Thread

28th January 2014
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Sticky: Q&A rules - please read! Welcome to the Sylvia Massy Q&A, kicking off on January 29th. If you haven't participated in a Q&A...Whitecat Sticky Thread

27th January 2014
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Thank you! I know this Q&A is closed for new questions now, but this thread is actually not a question, so I...Jmunguia

9th March 2014
By imaginaryday
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Hi Kittens, I'm Sylvia Massy. Mee-frickin-oww! Hey All, Sylvia here, just returning to earth from the frozen planet called Toronto, in the...SylviaMassy

6th March 2014
By Jules
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Gear porn and art, but I repeat myself Hi Sylvia, thank you so much for doing this q&a! On your site a couple of items on your "gear...everybody's x 3 Attachment(s)

6th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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TOOL in Sound City Hi Sylvia!, I just came across a video from the session in Sound City with the band Tool. By...OlofBerggren 2 Attachment(s)

6th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Undertow Bass & Guitar Hello Sylvia. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I love your work and it is a pleasure...DJBlueDrink 1 Attachment(s)

6th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Soul Touching Performances Hello! First, its a privilege to Q and A with you!! Second, what are some of the most...ilovetubes 1 Attachment(s)

5th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Mix Preparation Just curious, what sort of destructive processing do you do to your audio before you begin to mix?...eastcoastnme

5th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Recording insight Hi Sylvia, Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome stories and recording knowledge....scorpiwoman

5th March 2014
By scorpiwoman
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Live recording setup You touched on live tracking in the "What do you actually do as a producer?" thread as being part...quakenul 1 Attachment(s)

5th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Recording Skunk Anansie Sylvia, can you please tell us a bit about the recording of Skunk Anansie's Paranoid & Sunburnt? ...RiF 2 Attachment(s)

5th March 2014
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Rage Against The Machine Hey Sylvia! Would like to hear about anything of interest in your sound work with the band RAGE...AfterViewer

5th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Your widely varied experience Sylvia, The variety of projects you've successfully worked is so varied, from reggae to pop to...kennybro

5th March 2014
By SylviaMassy
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A million and one ways to mic a drum kit A million and one ways to mic a drum kit..... Wondering if you have a preferred microphone and...Keystone

23rd February 2014
By everybody's x
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The Casanovas Can you tell something about recording and mixing the Casanovas album? In my opinion it's one of...Loewenlaerm

22nd February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Your approach to the metronome. Hi Sylvia, thank you so much for spending your time and sharing your knowledge with us. I would...Richard Salino

22nd February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Life outside the music, to inspire the music? Big fan here! I love reading about gear, techniques, and all that jazz. However, I was wondering...tapehiss 1 Attachment(s)

21st February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Light bulb moments Hi Sylvia. Thank you for doing this! Big fan of your work! How do you, as a producer, find your...Mikdanish

19th February 2014
By Mikdanish
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Low End Balance and Punch Hi Sylvia. Thank you so much for participating in this Q&A. It's quite an unusual stroke of luck...dwaynedelario 1 Attachment(s)

19th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Recording/Mixing Synth I love how all the Showbread records sound, do you have any suggestions on tracking synth and...andyblakewalker 3 Attachment(s)

19th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Prince Hi Sylvia - thanks for being here!! Prince seems to be the ultimate modern iconoclast -...Grandma 1 Attachment(s)

18th February 2014
By doorknocker
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A cheese lover's guide to microphones Thanks to all of you for the incredibly positive response to the Q&A forum here on Gearslutz. I'll...SylviaMassy 1 Attachment(s)

17th February 2014
By s.d.finley
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Sound stage when mixing ? Hey Sylvia I am such a fan of your work especially your rock records .. When mixing a track how...Darenzo 1 Attachment(s)

17th February 2014
By Keystone
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Mojave Microphone Dear Sylvia, Thank you for doing this, lots of great information! I saw on your website that...stikka 1 Attachment(s)

17th February 2014
By stikka
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Bass Guitar general thoughts. Normal for Bass to vary per tune and style but I'm curious if you have some favorite techniques...mappee

16th February 2014
By TinderArts
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whose work do you admire? Sylvia, Thank for doing this really great reading your well thought out responses. I am...ekedmo

16th February 2014
By Doc Vigilanti
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Prince and the NPG - Diamonds and pearls Hey Sylvia, I was wondering if you would share with us some interesting highlights about the...claend

16th February 2014
By claend
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Your approach to acoustic finger picking guitar sessions Your ability to capture "angry-viby" electric guitars is almost supernatural but what about your...Sonic_Beast

16th February 2014
By Sonic_Beast
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Bare essentials Hi Sylvia, You're stranded on a desert island en route to picking up yet another award... In the...GracelesS 1 Attachment(s)

16th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Vocal Tracking Hi Sylvia! I would love your take on how you track vocals. I realize every project is...Cookie 1 Attachment(s)

15th February 2014
By Robangledorf
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Staying Busy In A Small Town How has the move up to Weed changed your work, both from a quality of life perspective as well as...tzujan

14th February 2014
By jaffa
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Army Man Compressor Hi Sylvia. Thanks a ton for doing this. What exactly is the Army Man compressor?henge 4 Attachment(s)

13th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Listening Levels Hi, thank you for sharing with us. What kind of levels are you monitoring with throughout...jose & ol gray 1 Attachment(s)

13th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Fresh Ears Hello Sylvia, Here`s a question which all of us might be somehow concerned of, be it people with...horizon

13th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Studio atmosphere Hey Sylvia, Thanks for all the great insight thus far. Here's to more fantastic posts! You...greengravel 4 Attachment(s)

13th February 2014
By RTR
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your evolution over time vs the industry... I fear my question will be a bit too broad, however you can answer will be much appreciated. ...passenger

13th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Entering the Industry What are your thoughts, as a big member of the industry, of entering the field of recording? Do you..._Mark

11th February 2014
By Jantex
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Converters Hi Sylvia, I read you often use tape on recording/mixing projects. When you have to use a DAW...funka

8th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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session lengths hi sylvia! thank you so much for doing this! how much time do you typically spend on an...in the red

8th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Default Signal Chains? When tracking a band, do you more or less have default signal chains that are your "go to" for all...AJCruz

6th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Machines of Loving Grace - Gilt In the "What do you actually do as a producer?" thread, you mentioned throwing a guitar off a...sempervirent 1 Attachment(s)

6th February 2014
By CompEq
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RHCP -One Hot Minute Hello, Great answers on the last questions! I am a huge Jane's Addiction & Red Hot Chilli...Deelow

6th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Sta-Level and other must have's Hi Sylvia, Thanks so much for sharing here! Yourself and one of my other beloved mixers (the...bambamboom

6th February 2014
By SylviaMassy
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Rock guitarrrr!!!!! Sylvia, Every rock album you touch has the biggest, ballsiest guitars. How do you go about...Eggsmack

6th February 2014
By Jsalant
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Mentor Sylvia, Did you have a mentor, or engineer you spent time with at any point in your career that...spurratic

5th February 2014
By epotts06
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Acclimating to working in different studios Thank you so much for doing the Q&A here, you have an amazing group of work I really respect. ...timstoel

5th February 2014
By Timesaver800W
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What do you actually do as a producer? Hi Sylvia, the question sounds pretty trivial, however I know that many people, even though they...Xaser

3rd February 2014
By shmoo2407
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your thoughts on plugins Hi Sylvia, thanks for doing this q & a. lots of great answers coming from you :) software vs...t-bone

3rd February 2014
By Jpchartrand
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You have the Sound City console? Hi Sylvia, In the Sound City documentary, Dave Grohl buys the Neve 8038 from Sound City. It...bambamboom 1 Attachment(s)

3rd February 2014
By bambamboom
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System of a Down's raw guitar/bass sound Hey, Sylvia. Can you give some insight on Daron and Shavo's rig and how you recorded it? Amps,...TRA 1 Attachment(s)

3rd February 2014
By LBTM
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Your opinion about mastering Hello Sylvia, As my actual core business is becaoming mastering, I would ask you an opinion...karibu

2nd February 2014
By studerian
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