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If AC/DC walked into your studio.... Condenser Microphones
Old 28th December 2010
  #31
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If ACDC just happened to drop by my neck of the woods,
I'd show them the 160 acres up for grabs around the corner, just 30 minutes
from Dulles International Airport, where they could build a dream studio and
rock till the cows come home :-)
Old 28th December 2010
  #32
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I`d make sure to have enough tea and sigarets around .
Other than that a neve board and a studer
Old 28th December 2010
  #33
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If AC/DC walked into your studio....


I'd:

Charge them with trespassing
Charge them for attempting to impersonate musicians
Charge them with not being able to tell the difference between a major and a minor 3rd -- since they just use 1sts and 5ths this would simply bewilder them

Tell them never to come near my place -- EVER AGAIN

Stuff like that heh
Old 28th December 2010
  #34
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Originally Posted by Geoff Waddington View Post

I'd:

Charge them with trespassing
Charge them for attempting to impersonate musicians
Charge them with not being able to tell the difference between a major and a minor 3rd -- since they just use 1sts and 5ths this would simply bewilder them

Tell them never to come near my place -- EVER AGAIN

Stuff like that heh
You`d have to charge them for not knowing better than you too heh
Old 28th December 2010
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Originally Posted by petsematary View Post
Exactly 41,5% of AC/DC's signature sound is thx to the older Young brother. The man can't be praised enough.

God, I love his guitar parts. Probably my favorite rhythm guitarist of all time, and sooooooo underrated. You often have to really pick apart the two guitar sections to figure out what is going on.

Bob Weir is a close second, which is a laugh 'cause his music is so different, yet his approach is similar.


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Originally Posted by FFTT View Post
If ACDC just happened to drop by my neck of the woods,
I'd show them the 160 acres up for grabs around the corner, just 30 minutes
from Dulles International Airport, where they could build a dream studio and
rock till the cows come home :-)
I know that neighborhood well; grandparents had a farm a bit farther out, near 'ol TJ's place. I still want to convert their renovated barn into a live space.
Old 28th December 2010
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Mhhhhhhh????

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Originally Posted by theboogieman View Post
Oh well, I thought that maybe mentioning the exact sound sound I was after might of helped with the answers to the questions I asked.
And that the title sounded a little more catchy than "what hardware comp and eq for..."

Guess I failed.

But good answers on getting the whole sound.

ok, one more go,

If you wanted the classic sound of AC/DC's drums and with everything else in place what,

1, hardware comp would you get to put on the Drum buss.
2, hardware eq would you get to put on the Drum buss

And what hardware comp and eq would you want across the mix buss (if different from the drum buss).

My bad if the op confused,
Pardon my ignorance.

But first who believes this sound is made by a compressor/EQ?

First I guess its the way the drummer plays.
The Band AC DC knows exactly what they want to hear.

Second reading an interview with their engineer.
They track on Neve consoles and mix at an SSL console.

Guitar is Mono tracked with two different dynamic microphones and a condenser room mic BANG end.

I guess the hard part about that sound is in the end that everything has to sound in your face but this is hard to balance, I tried it once myself with an arrangement. Ass soon guitars come in the base and the kick are covered by this and don't sit right anymore.

I guess there is more about the AC DC- Sound as a compressor and a EQ.
I truly believe this would not help much to get there.

Its the way the musicians play the way it has been tracked the way those professionals work.
You can make a sound-alike but there is no way that it ever will sound like AC DC except they for real would step into your place.

Thats my way of thinking of it; I can do a lot of things in my small-studio but I cant compete with professional engineers and their studios.
Thats way over the top and they have 8 weeks doing an album in such a place.

So again you still believe a compressor and a EQ would get you there?
Old 28th December 2010
  #37
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Of course I do not belive that a comp or eq will give someone the ac/dc sound. (just as wearing a batman outfit will not enable flight) heh

I have already apologised for my op which appears to have confused most of the people who read it.

So, I'll try a differnt less cyriptic approach....

I am looking for ideas for a hardware compressor and eq for my drum/mix buss
It was to avoid the obvious replys "what style of music is it for" that I said "If ac/dc walked into..."

what I should have just said was "if you had a stack of hardware comps and eq's and were mixing a track itb,hybrid, whichever, and the song was a classic rock ac/dc style, which would you plug in?

Dont get me wrong, the replies have been cool and very helpful, but I just wanted to clarify that I am not sitting here under the mistaken belief that the ac/dc sound comes in a tin!
Old 28th December 2010
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Originally Posted by AllAboutTone View Post
Those guys aren't gonna walk into our studio, they are a complete day ahead of us, like 23 hrs.
Actually, it could happen.

A friend of mine's studio in Ft. Myers booked a band called "Forklift" a few years ago. Turns out it was Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Mark Hitt and Steve Luongo. That's half of AC/DC anyway! Chain Gang on the Road and a few others got recorded. I could get some details on the sessions if anyone is interested...
Old 28th December 2010
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I'd call Michael Wagener! Cuz he would never let me live it down if I got to track them, and didn't call him! Oh... and because he would do a much better job of it than me! HA HA!
Old 28th December 2010
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They couldn't get into my studio, it doesn't have wheelchair access.
Old 28th December 2010
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there is a classic Q&A w/ Tony Platt here.....

It's funny he admits that he was brought on to the HTH
proj because of his work with the band Free. And when you think
about it there is a parallel. Kossoff and Angus are very similar
Phil Rudd is a lot like Simon Kirke too
Old 29th December 2010
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Originally Posted by Barish View Post
The thing is, though, when you tune up and then play their songs, they don't quite sound right somehow...
If you think so, then you hate hard rock.
Old 29th December 2010
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Originally Posted by dfahb44 View Post
If they walked into my studio, I'd teach them some new chords.
Bingo! hahaha!
Old 29th December 2010
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Originally Posted by theboogieman View Post
what I should have just said was "if you had a stack of hardware comps and eq's and were mixing a track itb,hybrid, whichever, and the song was a classic rock ac/dc style, which would you plug in?
Ok clear to me now.

But you know your question is a lot taste depended?
10 engineers love 30 different toolsheh.


I love the G SSL Bus Compressor Clone (I got christmasheh) with a few db reduction 2-3 db for more rock like music on the mix bus, if this is helpful?

I am not sure maybe comes the Neve 1073 EQ to mind and for mixing the SSL EQs - this would be logical to me if they first track on Neves and than go for mixing on SSLs.

And hah hah found the interview I read last year here is the information for you:
Quote:
I also added some BA6A compression on the drum bus. Plus I might have done some very minimal tweaking with the SSL EQ. And that's it..
Interview here: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan0...s/itfraser.htm
Old 29th December 2010
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I wouldn't recognize them...
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