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Clearmountain/Mann Appreciation Thread
Old 9th February 2006
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Clearmountain/Mann Appreciation Thread

I've been on an Aimee Mann kick the last few days. After listening to some of her newer records, I put on Whatever (1993) tonight. The opener, "I Should've Known" is a total case study in how to mix rock with big, loud guitars and maintain a present vocal that you can crank up and never get hurt. Everybody always talks about carving niches in the mix frequency-wise—Bob did it with guitar rides. It's a brilliant bit of mixing and guys making this modern, noisy-ass KROQ pop-rock could learn something.

Also, the 2nd cut "50 Years After the Fair" simply has the most beautiful bass tone ever. Thank you, Bob.
Old 9th February 2006
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I love "Should have known" great song, great mix and a great pleasure !!

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Fantastic record and mix. I agree in todays super squashed and pumped up mixes it is really a great example of hard work being better than slamming the **** out of it with a compressor.

Bob is a genius and never looses sight of the song.

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Bob's got the touch!
Old 23rd February 2006
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My favorite mixer.

My favorite of all his work: Crowded House "Woodface".

Check out the multiple ambiences for the vox on "Fall At Your Feet."

Best....H
Old 11th March 2006
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My favorite mixer as well. Love Let's Dance and Cuts Like a Knife...talk about great sounding guitars!
Old 13th March 2006
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Originally Posted by logichead
My favorite mixer.

My favorite of all his work: Crowded House "Woodface".

Check out the multiple ambiences for the vox on "Fall At Your Feet."

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I second the ups for Woodface. Two other guys who are great at pushing the big guitar mix without killingthe vocals are JJ Puig and John Leckie.

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