Last modification: 01/19/08 19:26

Production Notes - "Smoke & Mirror"

Kinda on a SINNER roll of late after getting "The Nuclear Blast Recordings" box set. This serves as the intro to 1997's "Judgement Day" album much like "The Hellion" kicks off Judas Priest's "Screaming For Vengeance". And we all know what a Priest fan Mat Sinner is... anyway, after working up a synth cover I replaced the keys with real guitars, mastered, and here we are. This cool little track serves as my first project breaking in the new Threadripper PC build from last year. Dense as heck! (This version's in Eb)

A shout-out to Diezel Amps for their outstanding Herbert distortion pedal, BTW; I'm a great fan of their amps, but can't imagine spending $4K on one! So I profiled it on the Kemper and bent it to my liking for rhythm. (Ola Englund's "Marshall JVM Lead" on the single note parts, along with a Kemper wah of my own spec)

CapnZilog used:

Instruments: ESP SH-7ET / MH-1000ET, Hellraiser C-1 FR S,  Friedman Dirty Shirley OD, MXR KfK EQ, t.c. electronic HyperGravity, Kemper Profiling Amplifier, Crane Song HEDD 192, M-Audio Oxygen 88, V-Picks Ed King / Infinity / FLRPG
Softsynths: XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2, IK Multimedia Modo Bass 1.5.1, Cakewalk TTS-1
Additional Effects: 2CAudio Breeze 2, Cakewalk Sonitus Delay & MFX, iZotope* Ozone 5 Advanced, Rob Chiarelli* Bass Buss Lite / Parallel Drums, DMG Audio EQuilibrium / Track Control / TrackLimit, Slate Digital VCC / VMR / VTM / CS-Lift / Reviver, SoundToys* MicroShift, Waves* CLA Bass / RBass, Zynaptiq* INTENSITY
Audio Editing: Cakewalk by Bandlab (it's free!) 2019.03, MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 12.1
Mastering: DMG Audio Limitless, iZotope* Ozone 5 Advanced / Insight, Melda Productions* MMultiAnalyzer, Slate Digital VBC / VMR / VTM, BBE* Sonic Maximizer 4.0, QuikQuak* Pitchwheel
Encoding: Sonnox Pro-Codec Manager 3.01.0, MP3Tag 2.94
Monitoring: Mackie HR824 active nearfields, Logitech LS11 2.0 PC speakers, Sennheiser HD-600 headphones, Roland STUDIO-CAPTURE

*I should mention that in the interest of trying to maintain a full double-precision signal path, I'm trying to wean myself off the plugin vendors marked with an asterisk. Single-precision in 2019, really? Props to vendors like 2CAudio, DMG Audio, Slate, Voxengo (and often Cakewalk) for doing the right thing! \mm/



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