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The Bruce Botnick Interview in #74...

Post by tonewoods » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:22 pm

Just wow...

Great job, guys....

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Post by E-money » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:48 am

Agreed, one of the best interviews yet, great job guys.

Larry, can you talk a little bit about his personality? It seems like you had an enjoyable time talking to him. Anything else you can add about the time you spent with him?
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Post by TapeOpLarry » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:47 am

Bruce has a dry humor! He actually threw me for a loop right at the beginning in a way but I think we warmed up to each other quick. He's still so involved with interesting Doors stuff and the beta PT stuff, that was inspiring to a guy who's getting older...
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Post by emrr » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:18 pm

Great interview, fascinating career. Thanks!
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Great job!

Post by cbphoto » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:53 am

I've subscribed for about a year and think Tape Op is an outstanding mag. The interview with Botnick? One of the best I've read in any mag. Thanks for your efforts!

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Post by Trick Fall » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:12 pm

Really great interview and it really got me thinking about how hi-fi those Doors records sound compared to a lot of the stuff from that era.

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Post by No Wave Casio Kitsch » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:52 pm

Great interview. Great issue all around.

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Post by JGriffin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:50 pm

I'm not even a Doors fan and I thought it was a fantastically informative and inspiring piece.
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Post by lambchop » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:05 pm

I've also been reading Tape Op for a little more than a year now (kudos to you Larry). Is it me, or are the interviews in this issue longer than in previous? Don't get me wrong. I'm not criticizing at all, especially with this interview. I really enjoyed it. I'm a child of the Woodstock generation and when you start interviewing the engineers that recorded the music of my teenage formative years it really strikes my interest.

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Botnick interview

Post by planresonate » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:07 pm

Another exceptional interview. Well done Larry and Mr. Botnick.
LC: Listening to the drum balances on a lot of your early records, I wondered - were you putting up multiple mics?

Three microphones, one track - one overhead, one under the snare and one on the kick, one buss and in some cases locked to the bass.
I'm understanding "locked to the bass" as a way to describe the drums and bass being routed to the same stem. Is that correct, or was he referring to something else?

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Post by TapeOpLarry » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:18 pm

""locked to the bass" as a way to describe the drums and bass being routed to the same stem"

Mixed to the same bus and to a track on the tape deck. I doubt anyone used the word "stems" back then! They were simply tracks on tape.
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