Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Loving Don Was' philosophy of recording/producing

Just read a great interview about Don Was one of my favourite record producer's in Tape Op magazine, check out his approach to recording 
"Personally, I get supercharged out of having a bunch of people sitting around in a circle in a room and not worrying about whether the mics are bleeding into other mics. In fact, I'm encouraging bleed. It actually sounds better when you have as much drums in the vocal mic as you have vocal. Even better if you can do it without headphones. It's hard to do, but I try to get it as real, and put as few barriers between people, as possible whenever I can. Sometimes you've gotta do what you gotta do. It requires that you work with people who can get through a take without fucking up."

Don Was produced the hit single "Love Shack" by the B-52's, he also produces the Rolling stones 
mediating fights with Keith and Mick, has done a bunch of records with John Mayer, Willie Nelson and is a dedicated and accomplished musician preforming with Don (Says What). He is currently President of Blue Note records a subsidiary of Capitol records.    


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