I really found this to be a wonderfully vibed podcast. I hope everyone else enjoys it too! This podcast has had other great guests too, worth checking out. Im definitely a fan.
bob Olhsson Thank you sir for taking time and doing this with Russ! It would be great to hear more podcasts with you guys and others from that group. There is a plethora of fun, educational, and otherwise information you can rely. Maybe something to consider when you get bored with the mic collection at Blackbird (lol)
Hi gang :)
I found a very cool interview with Bob Olhsson on YouTube, where he talks about ALL kinds of interesting things. Things like EMT Plate Reverb, Chamber, (both of which at the time were known as "echo", not "reverb"!)
He also talks about things like the acoustics of the room; before Motown had their studio, it was a photography studio, and they had installed a soft pine floor so that they could nail gear down, (like camera tripods and such) and as it turned out, the soft pine floor ended up being a great thing acoustically for the recording studio. :)
I've been researching the methods and gear of the classic age of Motown.
Hey guys I'm trying to get that old Motown sound, similar to what Daptone Studios are doing these days. What mics would you guys use on the different instruments to get that type of sound? Drums, guitar amps, bass amps, horns etc?
Ok, so recently, I've been listening to a great deal of Motown, and I'm always amazed by the sound of the bass, specifically in songs like Papa Was A Rolling Stone. I doubt I'll be able to emulate that, and I also understand the bass players were simply great musicians, but just out of curiosity does anyone have any knowledge of the recording process used to capture the bass?
One of the guys posted an article on One of the other forums on how they recorded and mixed the Lead Vocals at Motown.They would use two tracks one compressed and one with just reverb i think.Anyway if you want the article I have it .And will only charge 20 bucks ---oh just kidding-- email me and ill send it to you.
Anyone have an idea as to the Mic Pre Comp chain used by Motown? specifically, Temptations (DAvid Ruffin), Otis Redding.