Microphone Tag

29 Apr AC/DC In The Studio: Recording Info Insights (Update!)

UPDATE: Our friend and member Currentpeak has just found this superb interview in audio form where Powerage sound engineer Opitz describes how Angus recorded the album back then.

This is Currentpeak‘s understanding, I am posting his comment as a whole:

 

It is a Michael Butler’s (of Rock ‘n’ Roll Geek Show) interview with Mark Opitz. As we know, he was an audio engineer/mixer/producer for many Albert Productions’ artists including AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo = real rock royalty! (more…)

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22 Jan More On “Miking” Guitar Amplifiers

It’s an art. While I think I may do a tutorial for this as well, I have watched a few youtube brief how-to’s on the subject, and wish to share them with you.

I can not stress enough the importance of good miking. Many of you have asked me about the settings used in the past. I do understand now that it was almost irrelevant. What was relevant instead, was “where and how did you put your microphone Fil, and what the EQ curves?”.

Miking! (i.e., setting up microphones for guitar amplifiers)

These are just some of them. There’s more. Feel free to add videos or sources of information you are aware of and think can contribute to our learning!

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24 Oct New, Tony Platt Interview on “Back in Black” (Premier Guitar)

In this issue of Premier Guitar, Platt is interviewed again regarding the techniques used for recording Back in Black,

i.e the whole album.

It’s no surprise then that this album, still increasing in sales, is now the second highest selling album in history. That fact in itself tells us several things: not only is it preparing itself to break that record but it may also be considered (as I do, and I have done for years) the most sold album of all time, not only in rock music, but across all genres: out-selling The Beatles, Michael Jackson “Jacko”, etc.

Confirmation surely, that the band was and still is a great band (more…)

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16 Oct 1976 Marshall Super Lead MkII & Back in Black – Update

Update of Saturday the 16th.

Brought the treble side of the Rhythm part down a tad. Replayed both solos, re-positioning the microphone, still only one microphone (I lack the second damn XLR jack, would you believe it? and I was too hectic trying the solos again).

Changed the equalizer settings for the solos slightly, see both new equalization settings.

Also, “bounced” Angus’ parts without the master track (i.e., you now can listen to me alone, rhythm and solos, no song).

Back in Black with the new settings, solos:

In order to get the amount of drive I needed (and that is heard on the record) I kept the loudness way down by using an attenuator, settings here were… all at 10! LOL. Except for presence that was still 0. All the rest, for the solos here, 10.

Parts ONLY (no original song):

New equalization settings: (more…)

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31 Aug Recording “Back in Black” (the album): Interview(s) with Tony Platt

I’m seeing links disappear therefore for now, I’m posting “raw”, unfiltered and unprocessed (by me) data on the subject.

I’m posting the whole text here, then will provide the link(s) but not sure they exist all (i.e., clickbale).

I feel all of this information – already widely available on the net – has to be saved and stored for us. Recent re-reading of all of this on my behalf has brought me to new findings, namely, Tony Platt’s signal path for the Young brothers guitars on the Back in Black Album (guitars – Angus with a Schaffer-Vega Diversity System in lieu of a normal cable: it DID affect TONE!- , amps, mics, EQUALIZER and tape!) and his philosophy of recording those albums back then.

It’s a whole lotta reading, but I think you may be pleased.

Let’s start with a video interview to make it more pleasant (video courtesy of member Kirk2000: thanks Kirk!):

From: http://www.recordproduction.com/tony-platt-bigvid.html

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