Exactly. Except in this instance the razor of ka-razor fame might be accused of belonging to Occam and so it goes: simplicity is the watchword of the day. At least today.
That is: scratching your left ear without having to get dressed up to do so. So whether it’s personages from the pantheon of great production like JACK JOSEPH PUIG, MALCOLM BURN, or JIMMY DOUGLASS, or trenchcats who cut their teeth on making do with making great sound without the sometimes necessary millions behind them like Studio G’s JOEL HAMILTON, ALEX OANA, or FUGAZI’s IAN MACKAYE, this issue is chockfull of what might arguably be called the wisdom of the age of trying to do it all a little bit better, faster and cheaper. Call it the science of old dogs and new trickery or new dogs and old trickery, THE EQ GUIDE TO GETTING IT and its ONE HUNDRED tips from all the aforementioned and sundry staffers, is a kitchen sink factotum that’ll help you do almost all of what you’ll need to do—from tuning your room (thanks to BOB HODAS) to getting high (thanks to LES CLAYPOOL)—to get it happening in studio.
And if that’s not enough we’ve also got the THIEVERY CORPORATION stealing everything that’s not been nailed down in their effort to share and show how much complexity went into simplifying their very simple sound. Toss in our eight searing product reviews and you’ve got a February to remember.
Enjoy yourselves. We did.
P.S. I’m sorry. I almost forgot to introduce myself what with Mitch having done such a good job of it last issue. My name is Eugene…and I’m an audioholic.