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Fibes

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2007, 09:26:26 am »

mitgong wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 19:25

I certainly didn't mean to brag (and I got nothing to brag about that weekend, believe me).




I wasn't speaking of you.

My observations of others were just brought up in this thread.


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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2007, 02:03:20 pm »

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i'll add this. i've heard multi tracks from the in utero sessions and if i remember correctly, there are 10 mics on the kit. the room mics sounded amazing, everything else was pretty sub-par.


You know, I've heard them too.

I remember the room mics giving me gossebumps and the snare track making me feel like a genius.

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007, 03:03:06 pm »

Ah, got it.

Cheers.


j.hall wrote on Tue, 10 July 2007 11:57

spoon wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 13:47


J, did you have an unpleasant experience with Steve or are you really not a fan of his recording techniques?




i've never recorded with steve, and can't say that i will.  without steve present it's really useless to get into it.  and honestly, he knows how i feel about his methodologies.

i couldn't care any less what he does or doesn't do.  he's made countless more records then i have and to be completely honest, i think that matters more then my opinion of his work.

i'm a shellac fan, but i'd say that i avoid records with his name on them, other then shellac.

steve is very intellegent, and understand the theory and science of sound and recording better then most engineers.

i respect him for not backing down for what he believes in, i just don't agree with what he believes in.

i'll add this.  i've heard multi tracks from the in utero sessions and if i remember correctly, there are 10 mics on the kit.  the room mics sounded amazing, everything else was pretty sub-par.

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2007, 06:28:02 am »

Are these In Utero multitracks available to mere mortals?
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2007, 06:59:07 am »

Red Tape wrote on Wed, 11 July 2007 06:28

Are these In Utero multitracks available to mere mortals?


I'd guess that the lost Watergate tapes would be easier to get one's hands on.
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2007, 09:34:02 am »

next imp  Smile

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2007, 09:52:44 am »

scottoliphant wrote on Wed, 11 July 2007 08:34

next imp  Smile



you really want to mix richard nixon's voice?  seems boring.
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2007, 11:38:50 am »

j.hall wrote on Tue, 10 July 2007 12:57

i've heard multi tracks from the in utero sessions and if i remember correctly, there are 10 mics on the kit.


Could be ten tracks, but I believe there would have been more mics.

For what it's worth I think the drums on In Utero sound spectacular, so it might be a matter of taste. Or the fact that none of these tracks was meant to be used on its own.
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2007, 12:13:50 pm »

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For what it's worth I think the drums on In Utero sound spectacular, so it might be a matter of taste. Or the fact that none of these tracks was meant to be used on its own.


i think Grohl's drums sounded pretty shitty (listen to some of the live recordings). 16/18/24 inch cheapo drumkit w/ pinstripe heads?! blech. that could have something to do with the lousy sounding trap mics..

it sounds as good as it does due to his humongous drumming in a big and flattering live room.
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2007, 01:21:27 pm »

It is unfortunate that the majority of ones exposure to a recording by Steve is that Nirvana record. Even for someone who has heard the multitracks, that record was recorded 14 years ago.

I think the finished product of In Utero sounds like pure bullocks.
The mastering really screwed up the phase on that record and introduced a good amount of mud by boosting lower mids (500hz-ish).

A decent comparison would be the PJ Harvey record he recorded that same year in the same studio.


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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2007, 01:22:32 pm »

I don't see how it matters what the close mics sound like individually if the whole kit comes together in the end anyway....

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2007, 04:19:02 pm »

Good point.

I dont remember how In Utero sounded though....

I thought Title TK (Breeders) came out swimmingly though.  Nice drum sounds, in particular.


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M Carter wrote on Wed, 11 July 2007 12:22

I don't see how it matters what the close mics sound like individually if the whole kit comes together in the end anyway....

Matt

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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2007, 04:23:40 pm »

M Carter wrote on Wed, 11 July 2007 13:22

I don't see how it matters what the close mics sound like individually if the whole kit comes together in the end anyway....

Matt


Sure, but if you heard the tracks you'd realize that the "coming together" would have required more work than you'd think.




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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2007, 04:29:13 pm »

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I thought Title TK (Breeders) came out swimmingly though. Nice drum sounds, in particular.



that is a really good one. the drums are pretty unusual in places (sounds like a beginner's kit at times), but everything fits together perfectly.
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Re: I just (tried) to make a record with Steve Albini
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2007, 05:50:12 pm »

ok, i just went to iTunes and listened to the samples of that Zao record he made last year.  still not impressed, nor interested.

tell me the "best' sounding SA record and i'll go check it out with an open mind.
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