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Old 27th May 2020
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I think there are already threads on this subject.

Carlos Bess posts here at gearslutz and i think he was one of the engineers in the studio for 36 chambers.

Who mixed Wu Tang - Enter the 36?

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The only microphone that was used was an AKG-C414 EB

At the time RZa used an SP-1200, EPS 16 Plus then Graduated to an ASR-10. We would lockup the units to tape using a Roland SBX-80

The Following machines were used for the following Tracks

1 Bring da Ruckus - EPS16+
2 Shame on a Nigga - ASR10
3 Clan in da Front - ASR10
4 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - ASR10
5 Can It Be All So Simple/Intermission ASR10 /Sp-1200 for Intermission
6 Da Mystery of Chessboxin' ASR 10
7 Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit - EPS16+
8 C.R.E.A.M. EPS16+
9 Method Man SP1200
10 Protect Ya Neck EPS16+
11 Tearz -EPS16+
12 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber, Pt. 2 ASR 10

Most vocal Performaces were flown in using Akai -S-1000 Stereo Sampler. We would sample a lead vocal on the left with a Snare or kik on the right for reference then fly in the verses in their places.
I that same thread, I think someone mentioned that it was mastered to a chrome cassette via a 4 track.

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Originally Posted by CARLOS_C12_BESS

TASCAM 244 portastudio 4 track was used to bounce final mixes from DAT to highspeed 4 track Cassette with Maxell MX 60 Chrome Cassettes.
Later on, I think Rza used a Kurzweil keyboard quite a bit on Wu-Tang Forever. Live instruments for things such as violins on Reunited. I think he had a nord drum. He eventually moved on to Roland MC-909 and then Roland MV-8800

Almost all these hip hop producers from the early 90s don't still use that old equipment. I watch videos of them today and they've all upgraded their gear while some fans chase down the gear they used 30 years ago for nostalgia. You're not going to be able to recreate the sound of 36 Chambers. Even Wu-Tang themselves can't manage to do that.