Red Hot Chili Peppers guitars in mix

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zentatonic
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135 posts since 16 Mar, 2004

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 pm

For a Soul to Squeeze or Under the Bridge style clean strat in the mix, obviously this is only occasionally doubled in the mix...would you record that single guitar in mono or stereo?

Any ideas or links to anything related?

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an-electric-heart
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1541 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers guitars in mix

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 pm

I've heard the stems of the Californication album, it's mostly just one guitar dead it middle, the mix is nearly mono. They seem to use quite a fat (deliberately) distorted drum sound to fill the mix out.

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zentatonic
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135 posts since 16 Mar, 2004

Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers guitars in mix

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm

Nice thanks!! I found an interview with Jim Scott where he mentions tons of mono elements in Californication.

I wouldn't ever try a mono guitar right up the middle with a vocal. Not sure wtf not though lol.

This doc is pretty amazing. Nothing that answers my question, but there is a lot of studio footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0tTJ4SakE0&t=8s

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BertKoor
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10640 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers guitars in mix

Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 pm

zentatonic wrote:I wouldn't ever try a mono guitar right up the middle with a vocal. Not sure wtf not though
Why not indeed, since the guitar is a prominent element in thid style and deserves the centre stage. I'd advice to have another critical listen and set it to mono now and then.

Also imho stereo is hugely overrated.
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zentatonic
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135 posts since 16 Mar, 2004

Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers guitars in mix

Post Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:44 am

Hmmm...thanks Bert.

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