Metallica black album recording chain.
Old 28th January 2005
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Metallica black album recording chain.

Anybody knows what were the recording chain ( mic or mics/ compresor/pre)

and the guitar equipment: (preamp/cab/guitar)

the ritmic section is what I'm searching, not the soloing ...
Old 28th January 2005
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dfegad Metallica
Old 28th January 2005
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Well you can dfegad Metallica all you want, that's a good sounding album!

War
Old 28th January 2005
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I visited while they were tracking basics.
I think it was at sound on sound. It was long ago obviously.
I've never seen more microphones on a kit in my life!
Toms had two mics each and there was a ton of them.
I think each cymbal had it's own SDC as well.
There had to be close to 40 mics or maybe more.
Totally rediculous.
Someone said the drum mics were tracked on a seperate analog 24 track machine from the rest of the tracks.

I also noticed they had a huge PA with the drums through it blasting into the huge room.
I mean a HUGE PA, giant 18 inch woofers or something like that.

They had a picture of Bon Jovi on the wall with his mouth cut out and a picture of a dick going into it.
That's what I was most impressed with.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Slider
They had a picture of Bon Jovi on the wall with his mouth cut out and a picture of a dick going into it.That's what I was most impressed with.
Due to FCC regulation you have to euphemize with either penis or phallus.
Old 28th January 2005
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This is what I found on another forum,:
favorite white ESP explorer, loaded with
EMG 81s, into a Boogie Mk. II C+, feeding a Boogie 4x12... as for mics, I saw
pictures from the making of that CD and there were 57s on alot of amps. I'd
also guess they used Neve modules because Bob has a traveling rack with 40
channels of 'em. He also has a wall of Orban parametric EQs, forget the model
though. They tracked onto a Studer 800, later dumped onto a 3348, mixed through
an SSL 4000G+. I know James doubled alot of his heavier rythms with a
Danelectro baritone guitar, and they built a tent of U-haul blankets around his
cabs.
Old 28th January 2005
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Could you link me the post where i can find this pics??
Old 28th January 2005
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Quote:
Originally posted by warhead
Well you can dfegad Metallica all you want, that's a good sounding album!
You have lower standards than I do.
If your into metal listen to Ozzy no More Tears" I think it was released about the same time. There is no comparision between the the two. The production on No More tears rules!
Old 28th January 2005
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its on the dvd ,"a year and a half in the life of metallica".
And theres a 414 on the guitar cab too...
Old 29th January 2005
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Wakena2003,

My recommendation is to get the "Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica" DVD, which is a documentary (rockumentary/mockumentary) of the recording and subsequent touring of the "Black" album.

It (mostly) shows a lot of the guitars, drums, basses, etc used for songs, and you can occasionally get a glimpse of mics and outboard gear used both in tracking and mixdown. For instance, you can quite easily see Lars' snare miked with a 57 and a Neumann KM-86, and his hi-hat miked with a SM7.

Not only that, you may end up pissing your pants with laughter about every six minutes or so. I did.

Or, if you really are keen, check out the Metallica encyclopedia here.

Cheers,

bdp

PS: Sorry, seb37000, you beat me to it. I was busy doing other stuff before I finished my post.
Old 29th January 2005
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Re: Metallica black album recording chain.

Old 29th January 2005
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Quote:
Originally posted by T_R_S
You have lower standards than I do.
If your into metal listen to Ozzy no More Tears" I think it was released about the same time. There is no comparision between the the two. The production on No More tears rules!
Using comparisons we can always find a faster car or a hotter chick or a better mousetrap. It is a good sounding album, I didn't say it was the best.

If you think it doesn't sound good, you are likely in the minority. But let's not get into "you have lower standards than I do" and then throw comparisons on the table that aren't on topic and certainly only your opinion.

I'm into metal, but not interested in much Ozzy after Randy Rhodes. That album with Zakkkk is certainly slick and well produced, but "No Bone Movies" or "Revelation Mother Earth" has more feel and originality than Zakkkk has in his entire career of output (in my opinion).

War
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Quote:
Originally posted by warhead
That album with Zakkkk is certainly slick and well produced, but "No Bone Movies" or "Revelation Mother Earth" has more feel and originality than Zakkkk has in his entire career of output (in my opinion).
Perhaps, but Zakk exudes attitude and masculinity and you can hear it in his playing and tone. He does that machismo thing better than anyone. He sounds like a barbarian
Old 29th January 2005
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Just to clarify, I'm not a fan of the songs on the Black album compared to anything before "And Justice For All..." but it sounds good.

Your thread has been good and hijacked now...sorry!

War
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