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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Screaming Females

One Question Interviews

Screaming Females

Posted March 30, 2020, 5:18 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Marissa (Screaming Females) SPB: How does your choice of guitar define the Screaming Females sound? Marissa: I never put much thought into what sort of guitar I wanted to play in Screaming Females, because I didn't have much of a choice. My G&L was a gift given to me when I first began playing, and it always seemed to suit my style of playing fine. When Screaming Females first began playing shows and touring, I tried playing out with some other guitars but they never felt right.   I guess there's a lot to say about the history of guitar-based music and the stratocaster, but I'm sure there are plenty of articles about it on the world ...

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Solo Ansamblis

One Question Interviews Solo Ansamblis

Posted March 23, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
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Vytautas Leistrumas (Solo Ansamblis) SPB: Walk us through your gear setup from your last tour. How do you implement the mix of live and electronic ...

Kitten Forever

One Question Interviews Kitten Forever

Posted March 22, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
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Kitten Forever SPB: You change instruments at points in your set. How do you make sure that you have the best setup for all 3 ...

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Gnaw

One Question Interviews

Gnaw

Posted March 16, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Gnaw SPB: Was the mic’ing of your diverse instrumentation fairly straightforward when you recorded the new EP, or were there some things you and the engineer did to find the right mics or experiment with sounds? Brian Beatrice: The creative process behind Gnaw is always about trying to push instruments, production, and the recording process beyond the conventional limits. For example, "Rid the City" grew out of experiments with guitar signal processing, removing it from anything related to a rock context. The guitar was converted to midi and then run in parallel with the audio signal through different software ...

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OvO

One Question Interviews OvO

Posted March 20, 2020, 8:21 p.m.
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Bruno Dorella (OvO - drums,) SPB: Walk our readers through your self-described “minimal drum kit.” How did you arrive at your ...

Gnaw

One Question Interviews Gnaw

Posted March 16, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Gnaw SPB: Was the mic’ing of your diverse instrumentation fairly straightforward when you recorded the new EP, or were ...

Sutekh Hexen

One Question Interviews Sutekh Hexen

Posted March 7, 2020, 8:56 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Kevin (Sutekh Hexen) SPB: Walk us through Sutekh Hexen’s setup. [Here] is a sketch and quick video clip of ...

Maniac

One Question Interviews Maniac

Posted Feb. 28, 2020, 9:03 p.m.
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Zache (Maniac – bass/vocals) SPB: What kind of guitar/bass do you use and what do you like about it ...

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 ...

Lazerbeak

One Question Interviews Lazerbeak

Posted Jan. 2, 2020, 8:49 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Lazerbeak (Shredders / Doomtree) SPB: To you, what is the most important element in your setup to get the best live ...

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