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Brian Gardner on mastering Rush's Clockwork Angels album

Mon, Jul 2, 2012@2:34PM | comments

Geddy and Alex with mastering engineer Brian Audio Times has posted a new interview with Brian Big Bass Gardner on his experience mastering Rush's Clockwork Angels album compared to 2007's Snakes & Arrows.

... The last album in 2007 was mostly one inch two track and was more dense and had a thicker texture than the new album. Technically Nick Raskulenicz [producer on Clockwork Angels] had it together as always and made my work so much easier. Artistically with Clockwork Angels, there seemed to be a turn towards more presence and I noticed an artistic shift in the overall vibe, that being it was more an atmospheric feel being blended in, so any altering of EQ had to be done carefully but regardless the Brilliance of Rush would prevail. ...

... With Clockwork Angels, there was a definite turn towards more presence but again everything was pretty much set sonically and any altering of EQ had to be done carefully. Geddy definitely had say in some instances where a clarification of a vocal line or a bass line as did Alex in certain guitar sections. Neil slipped me a $20 to make sure the drums predominated ... kidding! ...

You can read the entire interview at this link. Thanks to daryllh for the heads up.