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Live we use Line 6 Pod Pros and Bass Pod Pros for the majority of the guitar and bass sounds. Weve got two different sets of gear that fly around the globe so we can constantly update and change our guitar, bass and keyboard sounds using Emagics Sound Diver.
Virtual Instruments In Garbage
Weve just started using some of the virtual instruments and are planning to explore that more and more now that the CPU horsepower is getting to the point that you can really use them effectively, he adds. Im in the process of trying out Bitheadzs Unity and some of the Emagic software, but up until just recently the main obstacle has been a lack of compatibility with Pro Tools. I love the way Pro Tools functions and want things to work within that paradigm.
When a mix is complete, Billy prints out a combination of digital and analog to two 24-Bit DATs straight out of Pro Tools, a pair of CDs via a HHB CD burner, and a reel of 1/2-inch analog on an Ampex ATR-102. He then takes the tape reel over to a mastering studio.
Mastered With Sonic Solutions
For mastering, Garbage heads to Classic Sound in NYC, where Scott Hull pulls the audio off of the 1/2 reels and loads it into Sonic Solutions for tweaking and sequencing through a bunch of different analog and digital compressors, EQs and de-essers. Scott is our man, says Billy. Hes handled everything Garbage and Butch have done since Version 2.0.
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