Jeff’s performance style, band, pre-production, recording environments, microphone setup
Tracking equipment, reverb considerations, song playthrough, commentary
Console layout, reverb plug-in choices, guitar mic tones, using a D.I. signal
Reverb comparison, emulating original effects, EQ on sends vs. returns
Proximity effect, vocal treatment, mic technique, mix compression, workflow
Join us at Red Bull studios NYC for a series with the legendary producer and engineer Andy Wallace! Working on an SSL 9000 J console and Pro Tools, Wallace presents us with the stem session and mix of ‘Hallelujah’, as performed by Jeff Buckley. He gives an overview of how the album ‘Grace’ was made, from seeing Jeff play live, to pre-production, recording, and mixing. He describes the recording process and equipment used, then explains the console layout and demonstrates microphone signal differences using phase inversion. He then chooses specific reverb plug-ins to emulate the sound of the outboard units on the record. Using console EQ and compression alongside the plug-ins, he builds a hybrid remix to rival the original!
About Andy Wallace
Andy Wallace’s name is synonymous with a successful and active career, and calls to mind many classic records such as Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Prince, The Cult, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Sheryl Crow, Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Rush, and Rage Against The Machine. Wallace has been awarded eight Grammy Award nominations and one Grammy Award, in 1999, for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (shared with Tchad Blake and Trina Shoemaker) for Sheryl...