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Old 9th June 2007 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Tony Platt ➡️
I often find the world is divided with those who prefer H to H and those who prefer B in B!

They were recorded in different ways. I didn't actually record H to H - it was done in Roundhouse Studios which was very dead so there was no spill between the instruments. As a result when I came to mix it I needed to create the impression of the room and fed drums and guitars through speakers into Studio 2 at Basing Street.

I was quite pleased with the results but when I was asked to record B in B this led me to make sure I had plenty of controlled spill to help blend the instruments.

I'm not sure I would describe B in B as darker or H to H as warmer so I am not sure what you mean? I think h to H is perhaps lighter than B in B?

The two microphone thing came about because I wanted to spread the guitars more without pushing them too loud.

Thanks for the compliments!

Tony, I went back and gave those two records a listen after your reply
and it is interesting to listen with a knew perspective.

Maybe darker, warmer is not the best description. H to H is as you say maybe lighter or more compact sounding.

I love em both, though B in B may be a little more timeless in sound to my ears - it never comes across as having a time stamp.

Thanks for the reply! I've got a couple more Q's coming.