Music Gear News
Foo Fighters album like 'diffusing a bomb'
Making Foo Fighters' latest album was like "diffusing a bomb".
The 'Rope' rockers recorded 'Wasting Light' on analogue equipment, which they and producer Butch Vig hadn't used for over a decade, and found difficult to initially get to grips with.
Singer Dave Grohl said: "There's definitely a craft to using old stuff. Handling the analogue tape is an art in itself.
"Butch had not done it himself in 15 years. It's so intricate and sensitive it was like defusing a bomb the first time. There was sweat running down his face and mine."
The 42-year-old singer added he thought it was a shame up-and-coming musicians rarely get to experience using manual recording equipment in today's age of digital technology and recording on computers.
He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "Unfortunately kids learning how to engineer aren't taught how to do that first anymore."
Dave, 42, also feels rejecting modern technology such as autotune treatments on vocals helped create a "raw" sound for the record.
He explained: "There was nothing digital, just really simple as good things stem from simple beginnings.
"Put a microphone in front of a guitar and it should sound good - that's if you can play it. I wanted to tap that rawness.
"This album gives you that and the fact it's a little loose made it sound huge."Posted on 15 Apr 2011 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.
Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.