He has worked with many rock luminaries, including Led Zeppelin.
Because he has not worked out what pan does.
Because live drums sound too diffuse.
Listening to drums live, there is no wide panning in the sound. It allows you to place the other sounds in the mix.
To mask all the other sounds
Adding some 'Air' (10 - 12KHz)
Heavily compressing them
Cutting the volume of the kick drum
Making the snare louder than the vocals
Mutes the DI
Mutes the mic
Gates the DI by triggering it from the mic channel using the gate's Key input
Pulls the mic back about 4 feet
Using a Ribbon mic
Using 2 SM57 mics on a speaker. One pointing at a 45 degree angle to capture the warmth/bass. Another pointing straight on to pick up the brightness.
Using a Decca Tree configuration
Employing Binaural recording - A Neumann KN Dummy head 4 feet away from the speaker
At both the record and mix stage
At mix stage only
At the mastering phase
Don't use at all
Turn all the other sounds down using the vocals to trigger the side-chain of the guitar compression
Add a 28ms short ADT delay to thicken them and a longer 300ms+ to mimic reverb without clouding the sound
Use a long plate reverb with a 100ms pre-delay
Use a phase effect
So that they don't clash with the majority of instruments in the centre of the stereo field
Because his mixes are always lob-sided
During sparse, slower sections of songs, where the guitar needs to occupy a lot of space.
All the time in fast paced songs
Never use them as they cloud up the mix
EQ only works with a strong input signal
If EQ then compressor, boosting bass will cause the compressor to over act, ruining the mix
An EQ would reduce the dynamic range, preventing the compressor from functioning properly
250Hz for increased muddiness
50Hz for weight
10 KHz for Air
5KHz for Intelligibility
160 Hz for s**ts and giggles
A tea towel
A snare ring
Using many close microphones with no compression
Using a single dynamic mic positioned in front of the kit
Using 2 Ribbon mics positioned a distance away from the kit and the signals heavily compressed.
Utilising a single 'Soundfield' mic
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