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Old 11th May 2009
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New Green Day

Any info on who engineered and produced the new green day cd ?
Old 11th May 2009
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Butch Vig produced it, I believe.
Old 11th May 2009
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Produced - Butch Vig
Mixed - Chris Lord-Alge
Mastered - Ted Jensen

Source (with other credits).
Old 12th May 2009
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Any info on who engineered and produced the new green day cd ?
engineered by Chris Dugan (me) and produced by Butch Vig
Old 12th May 2009
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engineered by Chris Dugan (me) and produced by Butch Vig

wow nice!

Which microphone does Billy use for vocals?

How many layers of guitars did you do?

Was the very big guitarsound captured during tracking, or was there heavy "boosting" going on at mix time?

Are the drums sample replaced? How where they tracked and which pattern was used for overheads?

Where triggers used?


Cheers!
Old 12th May 2009
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Which microphone does Billy use for vocals?
Telefunken U47 (USA)
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How many layers of guitars did you do?
varied on a per song basis, usually two sets of rhythm tracks, two different gtr/amp scenarios.
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Was the very big guitarsound captured during tracking, or was there heavy "boosting" going on at mix time?
Not to sure what you mean about "boosting at mix".... I did not mix the record. After hearing the final mixes the guitars sound the same as when I tracked them, nothing was altered..
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Are the drums sample replaced? How where they tracked and which pattern was used for overheads?
I didn't replace the drums with samples. The drums were recorded in Studio B at Ocean Way. Drums sound amazing it that room. The overheads were a pair of 251's in cardioid.
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Where triggers used?
nope.
Old 12th May 2009
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what was your mic setup concerning the drums?
Got any fancy tricks concerning recording 'em?

What kind of pres (and other outboard?) did you use?

Thanks a lot - nice work on them...

Regards
Old 12th May 2009
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The guitars just sound sick. nice job!
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Telefunken U47 (USA)

varied on a per song basis, usually two sets of rhythm tracks, two different gtr/amp scenarios.

Not to sure what you mean about "boosting at mix".... I did not mix the record. After hearing the final mixes the guitars sound the same as when I tracked them, nothing was altered..

I didn't replace the drums with samples. The drums were recorded in Studio B at Ocean Way. Drums sound amazing it that room. The overheads were a pair of 251's in cardioid.

nope.
I think it's great that you take the time to answer questions...I have none for you but wanted to say thank's!!!thumbsup
Old 12th May 2009
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engineered by Chris Dugan (me)
You did a fantastic job, this album sounds absolutely amazing.

Very cool of you to sign up and take the time to answer some questions for folks.
Old 12th May 2009
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Yeah really. Thanks a lot!
Old 12th May 2009
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what was your mic setup concerning the drums?
The mics were pretty straight forward. I used to be a 57 top snare mic kind of guy but now use the new Telefunken M80. It has a nice less hat bleed and nice top end. B52 and a U47fet in the Kick, and ns10. C12a's on the tom top heads and 414's on the bottoms. A pair of M50's, RCA77's, a stereo Royer, and a 251 in the room.

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Got any fancy tricks concerning recording 'em?
The best trick in the book is ALWAYS use good sounding drums.

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What kind of pres (and other outboard?) did you use?

Thanks a lot - nice work on them...

Regards
I used a Vintech X73 for snare, Chandler TG MKII on inside Kick, API for toms top and btm, 1073's through Lange PEQ-2's for Overheads.

thanks for the kind words
Old 12th May 2009
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The guitars just sound sick. nice job!
Cheers lunale!
Old 12th May 2009
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C12a's on the tom top heads and 414's on the bottoms.
Now that's slutty - wow
Old 12th May 2009
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varied on a per song basis, usually two sets of rhythm tracks, two different gtr/amp scenarios.
Do you mean usually two guit-amp setups per song, each recorded twice, for four passes total? (ie. double tracked twice?)

Also any info on the predominant guitars, amps, cabs, mics, or pres would be very cool too.

And how were the sessions with Butch and the band? Fun, stressful, ...? Did they come in with the songs finished or was there a lot of writing/re-writing in studio?

Thanks
Old 12th May 2009
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Sounds very nice. But, damn its LOUD!
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Now that's slutty - wow
Agreed on the slutty factor. I feel naughtier just having read it...

I will echo the sentiments of my brothers and sisters in arms...brilliant work and thanks for the sage advice.
Old 12th May 2009
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Do you mean usually two guit-amp setups per song, each recorded twice, for four passes total? (ie. double tracked twice?)

Also any info on the predominant guitars, amps, cabs, mics, or pres would be very cool too.

And how were the sessions with Butch and the band? Fun, stressful, ...? Did they come in with the songs finished or was there a lot of writing/re-writing in studio?

Thanks
+1..I would like to know also!!
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This is why I love gearslutz!
Old 12th May 2009
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Sounds very nice. But, damn its LOUD!
Thanks Marcadiablo!

Remember- it's Rock n' Roll, its supposed to be loud! heh
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I didn't replace the drums with samples. The drums were recorded in Studio B at Ocean Way. Drums sound amazing it that room. The overheads were a pair of 251's in cardioid.
you said you engineered so is it still possible that samples have been added during the mixing process?
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you said you engineered so is it still possible that samples have been added during the mixing process?
Not to answer the question for him but: Probably heh.... I have no doubt they sounded amazing before hand though!

Really awesome job on the engineering man!!!!!!!!

(I dig the mastering as well.... i like it loud!)
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id be shocked if there wasn't at least a little snare/kick sample in there regardless it all sounds amazing. The mix has so much clarity and separation and that is in part due to great tracking.
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The mics were pretty straight forward. I used to be a 57 top snare mic kind of guy but now use the new Telefunken M80. It has a nice less hat bleed and nice top end.
I've been really curious about that M80. How is the midrange compared to the 57? I know a lot of folks find the Audix i5 to be similar to what you describe, but to me it's a little too scooped for some snares. How does the kick sound in the snare mic on the M80? That's one thing I love about the 57 on snare...the kick bleed just sounds "right" to me.

I have yet to listen to this album, but I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and expertise.

thanks,
Brad
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i'd also love to know any and all info on the guitar tracking chain.
Old 13th May 2009
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Great Recording, but the songwriting for their first single is horrible... When you thought that manufactured music couldn't get worse
Old 13th May 2009
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Yes, I feel the same way. Know your enemy isn't a masterpiece when it comes to songwriting. But I absolutely dig the sounds.

However, it was the same with American Idiot. First single didn't blow my mind. But the album as a whole was just great.

I can't wait to get the new album. It will be released on the 15th over here.

Cheers!
Old 13th May 2009
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Thanks Marcadiablo!

Remember- it's Rock n' Roll, its supposed to be loud! heh
Excellent work Chris. Onwards and upwards.

How long did you spend tracking the album?

Also, what mics/mic pres/eqs were used when tracking guitars.

Thanks for any reply.
Old 13th May 2009
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its Green Day they aren't trying to write master pieces
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Great Recording, but the songwriting for their first single is horrible... When you thought that manufactured music couldn't get worse
GREAT..let's run another engineer out of here!!

You mean manufactured like that sample/loop crap hip hop where the white guy tries to sound black music!!heh
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