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Posted: 26 Oct 11, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.izotope.com/artists/reinhold_mack.asp

Talks about working with Queen and other bands. Quite a fascinating read!


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Posted: 26 Oct 11, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Flash Danny Project wrote: http://www.izotope.com/artists/reinhold_mack.asp

Talks about working with Queen and other bands. Quite a fascinating read!

A good one!


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Posted: 26 Oct 11, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed.  His assessment of the differences between Freddie and Brian is bang on.

But it was the meshing of those very differences that created Queen's best music.


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Posted: 27 Oct 11, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'For instance editing songs together on 2-inch tape is always a little "iffy". Moving edits ends quickly in a tape looking like a zebra crossing which can cause problems passing the heads, losing top-end. And nobody had two or three 24 track machines around for assembly and offset editing, ending up two or three generations down. Anyway, it took a long time convincing the gentlemen to entertain the idea of punching in the whole band during tracking. You punch in doing vocals right'

What does he mean by that? What did he make them do differently?


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Posted: 27 Oct 11, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting interview. Clearly a talented guy, but always HATED his drum sound.

The lifeless slap that is the Mack snare, shits me to tears. I find The Works a very difficult listen for that reason alone.

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Posted: 27 Oct 11, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



TyphoonTip wrote: Interesting interview. Clearly a talented guy, but always HATED his drum sound.

The lifeless slap that is the Mack snare, shits me to tears. I find The Works a very difficult listen for that reason alone.


On the contrary, I enjoyed the crisp Mack sound. ALL his records sound pristine, particularly The Game and Hot Space. Sizzling high-end and throbbing lows.

I have to say, the BEST-SOUNDING Queen record is Dragon Attack, IMO.


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Posted: 27 Oct 11, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liam, He means they weren't recording the backing tracks completely 'Live' any more. They wer dropping the band in, in certain places where they had either messed up or it didn't sound right. Also they were splicing the tapes together, joining bits from other recordings, etc.


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