The unusual story behind the record – band & label issues, Timbaland remix, release schedule
Piano & vocals – microphone setups, outboard compression, signal chains
Drums & percussion – kick loop treatment, other drum tracks, blending samples, effects
Strings, BVs, electric guitar, bass – recording an octet, adding MIDI, processing, BV tips
Join us at the charming L.A. studio of renowned producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells! In this series, we uncover the fascinating story behind OneRepublic's 2006 record-breaking single 'Apologize' and then dive into the multi-track session. Wells recounts the experience of producing the band's first album, their reluctance to record this song, and the bizarre turn of events that ensued. He then takes you through the Pro Tools session and explains how each element was inspired and created, referring to microphone choice and positioning, signal chains, blending samples, effects by engineer Joe Zook, and more!
About Greg Wells
Few producers in music can rival the pedigree and resume of Grammy-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells. The Police’s own Stewart Copeland once dubbed Wells “the Swiss Army knife” of the industry, as his wide range of skills has crafted hits for everyone from Katy Perry and Adele to Timbaland featuring OneRepublic, All American Rejects and Deftones. Wells’ career has transcended sonic guidance, as the fluent guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboard player has...