Features Series: What's That Noise?

Series: What's That Noise?

One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.

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Cloud Rat

One Question Interviews

Cloud Rat

Posted June 27, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
What's That Noise?

Rorik Brooks (Cloud Rat – guitar) SPB: What amps do you use in Cloud Rat and how did you make that decision? Brooks: Currently I'm using two Dean Costello HMW guitar amps and a Gallien Krueger 700 RB bass amp. I run them via two ABY pedals, and a Boss poly octave pedal and limiter for the bass signal. Can switch them on and off to simulate multiple guitar/bass players, which I have been accused of megalomania for, LOL, but really it's just been a practicality. Dean is a close friend of mine who plays in Disrotted, and builds just the most killer fucking amps. Ethan/Primitive Man and I were the first to get the HMW amps ...

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Asbestos Worker

One Question Interviews Asbestos Worker

Posted June 25, 2020, 5:53 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Josh (Asbestos Worker) SPB: You play everything yourself – What pieces of equipment are the most essential to “the Asbestos Worker” sound? Josh: The number 1 ...

Tongue Party

One Question Interviews Tongue Party

Posted June 24, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
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Adam (Tongue Party – bass) SPB: What is your amp setup and how did you choose to pair that with your guitar? Adam: So I used ...

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From the archive...
Tired Of Everything

One Question Interviews

Tired Of Everything

Posted Nov. 16, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Will Butler (Tired of Everything – vocals) SPB: Tired Of Everything is your first time singing in a band. Between your first show and today, what have you done to shape how your voice sounds live?  Butler: I would say, honestly, I still don't know what I'm doing as far as my voice as an instrument. My first major step from the preparation for the first show and performing it was both knowing the lyrics and exuding confidence. I'm a quiet person so it took a lot to walk up on stage and, since then, I've played ...

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Iron Chic

One Question Interviews Iron Chic

Posted June 9, 2020, 5 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Mike Bruno (Iron Chic, Adult Magic, Dead Broke Rekerds) SPB: What type of bass do you play and how did ...

All Eyes West

One Question Interviews All Eyes West

Posted June 8, 2020, 4:53 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jeff Dean (All Eyes West – guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play and how did you choose it ...

Green/Blue

One Question Interviews Green/Blue

Posted June 3, 2020, 9 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jim Blaha (Green/Blue) SPB: What guitar model do you play with Green/Blue, and how did you choose that ...

Thou

One Question Interviews Thou

Posted June 1, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Andy (Thou) SPB: Was the mic’ing in the studio when you recorded Magus fairly straight forward, or were there ...

Pirates Press

One Question Interviews Pirates Press

Posted May 27, 2020, 6:50 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Skippy (Pirates Press – owner) SPB: When pressing a record, what element is the most important to making sure the record ...

Howardian

One Question Interviews Howardian

Posted May 12, 2020, 6:05 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Ian Vanek (Howardian) SPB: Walk our readers through your kit and offer insight as to how you arrived at your ...

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