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THREE ON A TREE(2)

If pleasing anyone else wasn’t an issue, do you have some whacky effect you use behind closed doors?
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Max “Cipeua” Bacchin


I’ll use this whacky effect I found outside the studio: an abandoned toilet seat. Send a signal to a small speaker placed over the seat, placing a SM-57 just at the end of the hole. Then the signal runs from the mic into a Roland distortion pedal for a kind of whacky, low-fi reverb.

Do you remember any particular effect on a recording you’ve heard that changed your life?
MB: The sound of the reverb passing through a phaser in an old movie of Jenna Jameson. The sound of the moaning was outstanding. It freaked me out.

What’s your favorite hangout after a mix?
MB: Drive through the Liberty Bridge to a decent “baccaro” in Venice for some wine with my friends.

Terri Winston, Women’s Audio Mission

I like weird acoustic chamber environments as an effect, instead of using outboard FX — the problem is that it is time consuming — I am assuming not pleasing anyone else means budget, too? If that’s not the case, re-amping vocals/drums, old Boss analog delay pedals, Frankenstein pedals/amps, and mic it all up with my modified telephone handset microphone.

Do you remember any particular effect on a recording you’ve heard that changed your life?
TW: Tony Visconti and the harmonizer on Bowie’s Low was the first riddle for me. I was also really influenced by Visconti’s ambient space manipulations on “Heroes.” Then there was that multi-tap on “Julie Ocean” by the Undertones. . . .

What’s your favorite hangout after a mix?
TW: Somewhere pretty quiet with human distraction and a lot of good food.