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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Black Sheep Wall

One Question Interviews

Black Sheep Wall

Posted April 12, 2021, 8:30 p.m.
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Scott Turner (Black Sheep Wall) SPB: What’s the most MacGyver-esque workaround you’ve made to connect different bits of equipment? Turner: Using a $5 1/8” splitter cable and a few 1/8” to 1/4” adapters from Radio Shack to link up two live rigs at once.

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Ploho

One Question Interviews Ploho

Posted April 7, 2021, 8:39 p.m.
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Igor Starshinov (Ploho) SPB: What make/model of synth did you primarily use on the new record? How did you choose this model? Starshinov: We ...

Pinned in Place

One Question Interviews Pinned in Place

Posted April 2, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
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Sean Arenas (Pinned in Place – guitar) SPB: What guitar do you play (and how did you choose it)? Arenas: I've only ever owned one ...

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Lamniformes

One Question Interviews

Lamniformes

Posted Jan. 25, 2020, 7:09 p.m.
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Ian Cory (Lamniformes) SPB: Did you experiment much with different drum sizes, cymbals, or drum heads in the studio when making Sisyphean, or did you have a set approach when you went in?  Cory: I experimented with the kit much less than I expected before going into the sessions. Having spent more years than I should have working over the demos, I came to Pallet Sound with a very specific drum tone in mind. Barring a two minute stretch of blast beats in “Hypothermia” most of the drum parts on the album are pretty slow, which means we could bring ...

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Vincas

One Question Interviews Vincas

Posted March 31, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Gene Woolfolk III (Vincas - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play for live gigs and how/why did ...

Bummer

One Question Interviews Bummer

Posted March 22, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
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Matt P. (Bummer) What is your amp setup and how did you choose to pair that with your guitar? Matt ...

Kaada

One Question Interviews Kaada

Posted March 5, 2021, 6:43 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Kaada SPB: For Misinterpretations, you used a grand piano that was (as I understand it) modified with something called Putty ...

Hiram-Maxim

One Question Interviews Hiram-Maxim

Posted March 4, 2021, 8:20 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Fred Gunn (Hiram-Maxim – vocals) SPB: From when you were starting out to now, what parts of your setup have really ...

Mikey Erg

One Question Interviews Mikey Erg

Posted March 2, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Mikey Erg SPB: Walk our readers through your kit and offer insight as to how you arrived at your sizes ...

Mad Caddies

One Question Interviews Mad Caddies

Posted Feb. 23, 2021, 8:20 p.m.
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Mad Caddies SPB: Was the mic’ing of the horns in the studio different for Punk Rocksteady than on “traditional ...

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