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The drums, bass, rhythm guitar, and ending pizzicato guitar line were originally recorded to a 4-track and then transferred to the digital domain via my sound card during August 1995. Dave's vocals and ending guitar solo were also recorded to 4-track and transferred to digital in December 1995. Everything else was recorded direct to digital, including the other lead guitar parts, synthesizers, glockenspiel, tambourines, acoustic guitars, and Eve's vocals. All effects were applied by playing the output of the sound card into the effects units (primarily the SE-50) and recording simultaneously a mix of the effects and dry sound (thus, none of the tracks were preserved in the digital domain throughout the entire mix [sigh]). This was a very tedious process, and explains why it took me three months to mix the song. With two ADATs, an automated mixing console, and a bunch of processors, I probably could have done the same in a few hours. But as much as I hate to admit it, it was still a lot of fun.
(Dave Forsyth at an inspired moment)
Guitars: Fender Squier Stratocaster, Hondo bass, Martin Sigma acoustic (Dave), Paul Reed Smith (Travis), Washburn acoustic (Cabot) Percussion: Tama drums, Zildjian cymbals, Rhythmtech tambourine, Remo tambourine Synthesizers/samplers/MIDI: Turtle Beach Monterey (Rio), Chroma Polaris, Roland D-50 Effects: Boss SE-50, Digitech DDS-1500 Digital Delay, A.R.T. SGX ?, dbx 266 Compressor, Morley Wah Pedal Recording: Turtle Beach Monterey (Tahiti) digital sound card w/TB QUAD, Wave, and Passport Master Tracks Pro software (running on a Dell Pentium 100MHz), Yamaha MT-120(S) analog 4-track recorder, Panasonic SV-3700 DAT recorder Microphones: Shure 849, SM-57; Realistic PZM Monitors: KEF speakers, Sony MDR-V5 headphones, Sony CFD-440 portable stereo, Panasonic portable stereo Miscellaneous: Soundcraft Spirit Folio Lite mixer, Atari 800 (mix automation via MIDI)