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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How did Brian record his (electric) guitar in the studio? Did he just put a mic up to the AC30? Multiples mics? What kind of mic(s)?

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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 23:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've often wondered that myself. You should e-mail him and ask! :D


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congrats on passing 7000 posts, Dan! 6990 posts of utter shite?


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Posted: 31 Jul 04, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe this question was already answered by the techs on his site.

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Posted: 31 Jul 04, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote:

Congrats on passing 7000 posts, Dan! 6990 posts of utter shite?
I'm going to saaaaaaaaaaaaay... Sure! Why not!


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Posted: 02 Aug 04, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well since there was no reply, I went hunting for it:

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GUITAR QUESTIONS 31 Mar 03

Stephan Moller wrote:

1) Did Brian used purely his fingers to play the guitar, or a plectrum, or a sixpence coin?

2) Which Treble Booster did he use? (Greg Fryer, Pete Cornish, ... ?)

3) Has Brian used a slight chorus effect between guitar and amp, or was it the guitar whammy bar?

4) Which and how many Amplifiers where used (Vox-AC30? Deacey Amp?)

5) Has Brian used a power soak between transformer and speaker, to reduce the sound level pressure ?

6) Most important : Which microphone(s), and how where they positioned at the loudspeaker?

7) Was it recorded in an anechoic chamber, or in a living room?

8) Has Brian used additional mixing console effects (Compressor, Equalizer-settings , additional Reverb?)


Hi Stephan
I'm sorry, I haven't time to look all this up so you
will have to make do with my memory. I am assuming
this is about the comparison on the guitarist magazine
CD. MY ANSWERS IN CAPS - Justin Shirley Smith

1) FINGERS AND COIN PROBABLY - PETE?
2) CORNISH PROBABLY - PETE?
3) I THINK THERE WERE NO EFFECTS BETWEEN GUITAR AND AMP.
4) ONE AC30 - I THINK
5) PETE?
6) NORMALLY WE USE A SENNHEISER 421 PERPENDICULAR AND TOUCHING THE SPEAKER CLOTH - JUST OFF THE CENTRE OF THE SPEAKER - BRIAN WILL OFTEN MOVE THE MIC WHILST LISTENING TO THE HISS AND FIND THE BRIGHTEST POSITION - THIS IS OFTEN ALL WE USE. ON THIS OCCASION I THINK WE ALSO HAD A SHURE SM58 (OR 57) SOMEWHERE NEAR THE CABINET (PETE?) AND AN AKG 414 AS A ROOM MIC (APPROX 3/4 METRES AWAY AT HEAD HEIGHT) BUT I CANT REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW I USED THEM - IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 421 AND 58 SPLIT BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT AND NO ROOM. (OR SOME ROOM IN THE PHANTOM CENTRE)
7) LIVING ROOM
8) NO COMPRESSOR - NO EQ - JUST MIC POSITIONING AND MIXING - IF THERE IS A REVERB/DELAY IT IS PROBABLY A ENSONIQ DP/4 (MONO INPUT PARALELL TO LEFT AND RIGHT - SETTING 75 "DELAY & REVERB" - STEREO OUT)

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Well worth knowing.

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 02 Aug 04, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that. I didn't have any luck finding anything myself for some reason.