Hi Everyone, I'm creating this thread to discuss Roger Nichols as an engineer and of course his recording and mixing methods stated in his book. Just purchased a copy of this book, not sure how many know about this book though. Haven't seen the protools files yet because it requires an iLok, so i'm debating purchasing one, probably wont unless someone can vouch that it would be worth it. I've read through the entire book once, some really good interesting information, I feel any engineer at any level would benefit from reading this book. This book is full of interesting quotes on approach I've never heard.. For example.. Regarding Microphone Placement Starting Point: - "As a starting point, place the microphone at a distance from the instrument equal to the size of the sound source." Something also interesting to me but not surprising is that he's wasn't a big fan of compression at all, in fact he avoided it to the point that it was only used as the last option and only when you couldn't hear any change in tonality and character. After microphone placement he stresses always using Eq before Compression whenever possible and at the same time microphone placement before EQ, of course. Also EQ'ing things on the way in was his jam which makes me long for something like a Toft ATB16 just for tracking with EQ and dedicating to it, I think there's a lot to be said for that approach. In regards to EQ there is certainly a boost before (while tracking), cut later while mixing theme.