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Old 24th May 2012
Gear Maniac
🎧 5 years
Toto IV

Thanks for agreeing to do this Al!

I'm fascinated in capturing a band recording in a natural and punchy manner, and as far as I'm concerned Toto IV is one of the best sound records for how natural and punchy the whole record is.

Could you share any insights into the engineering of the elements of the band? Also was it a heavily overdubbed recording session, or built up of scratch tracks and overdubbing?

Thanks again!
Old 25th May 2012
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Ben B's Avatar
🎧 10 years
+1 on this. I want to hear about your experiences in the studio with Toto!

-Ben B
Old 28th May 2012
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🎧 15 years
Hi Toto IV was a joy to work on. All the tracks I worked on were recorded with all the rhythm tracks done at the same time,Piano, bass, drums, percussion and guitar. Then we started over dubbing guitar, horns, vocals etc. I didnt get to mix the album it was mixed by Greg Laydani who passed away about a year ago. He was a great engineer and I miss him. If this does not answer your question please repost. Thanks, Al

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