Special feature with top Metal producers Jaime Gomez Arellano and Russ Russell, recorded at Parlour Sound Studios in Northamptonshire, UK. Their conversation discusses the choices of guitar amps and microphones plus how they got started in the dark art of Metal producing.
We met up with two great producers well known for their metal production to discuss recording bands, mixing, techniques and more. View the 2nd part of this interview here.
Jaime Gomez Arellano seen in his new Orgone studios control room showing the studio area
In this 35 minute video Russ Russell starts the conversation with Jaime Gomez Arellano talking about how he got started. Jaime tells us about the very modest set-up that he started with and how that's led to amassing a huge amount of guitar amps. Both agree that selling old equipment's never a good idea.
We move on to guitar recording techniques, not so much mic placement but more the approach in setting up. We move to microphone choices and then on to the subject of compression.
The next video will cover long studio hours and not getting in a rut, and look at the subject of what production is and what it involves, from band politics to musical and creative input.
Special thanks to Parlour Sound Studios for giving us access and to both Jaime and Russ for sparing their time!
Jamie Gomez Arellano in the live room of the old Orgone Studios, London, UK