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« Thread started on: Jan 2nd, 2011, 08:52am »

Wow, I am with the other poster... very little activity here. I know that most of the MUSO's here are tribute band players and pretty much worry about how to get the GENESIS sound live.

I think I have learned quite a lot about the early Genesis engineering techniques. So, to seed this forum section off, did you know?

1) Foxtrot through the Lamb was mixed and overdubbed at Island Studio on Basing Street. (The Lamb was tracked in Wales).

2) Basing Street had the famous HELIOS desk. Other 70s bands that recorded there were King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. The Helios EQ section was quite odd but added a special MID RANGE color unique to this model desk (called the 69 model). The later Helios desks had a change in the EQ and do not sound the same as the model 69.

3) The outboard COMPS used at Basing Street were the UREI 1176. This compressor was ubiquitous back during this era.

4) Basing Street had two reverb units. Both EMT 140. The EMT 140 was this large box that weighed about 800 lbs and was a bear to setup. But once it was setup properly, it wasn't moved. But again, this reverb unit was the state of the art back in those days and were in every major studio.

There ya go... some basic info about the engineering of the classic Genesis LPs.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 07:53am »

Good stuff! I think i'm gong to like this part of the forum (not that I don't the others, but you know what I mean).

Is this just for Genesis related stuff or engineering in general. I'm a keen home recorder myself with a nice little studio set up, running through Logic 9.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 1:57pm »

on Jan 13th, 2011, 07:53am, Terra wrote:
Good stuff! I think i'm gong to like this part of the forum (not that I don't the others, but you know what I mean).

Is this just for Genesis related stuff or engineering in general. I'm a keen home recorder myself with a nice little studio set up, running through Logic 9.


This is supposed to be based off of the Ask Nick Davis section of the original forum, where you can discuss about the recording techniques/ production of the Genesis pieces, and solo pieces. Can include some of your own general discussions about recording techniques... for instance if someone wants to recreate the atmosphere of Headley Grange, or how to make a gated reverb snare effect, things of that nature.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 11th, 2012, 11:31am »

If you're using a computer based recording system, SSL offers a free plugin of their Listen Mike Compressor that was a key part of the Padgham era drum sound.

http://www.solid-state-logic.com/Music/LMC-1/index.asp
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:10pm »

Gabble...

There ya go... another response to this thread. I wasn't following GEN during their HUGH days.... I am more a classic GEN guy....

But, I have to admit that the production techniques used by GEN starting with FOXTROT have been ground breaking in themselves....

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