This week’s guest is Los Angeles based producer, engineer, and mixer Paul Fig. Paul is known for being a go to tracking engineer, especially in world of hard rock with credits including AFI, Jerry Cantrell, Slipknot, Rush, Alice in Chains, Bush, and Deftones. He also currently owns and operates the studio Dave’s Room in North Hollywood. We go deep on recording techniques for guitars and vocals, as well as chat about his journey from Sound City to freelancing and the importance of staying two steps ahead of everybody.
In this episode we'll dig in on...
Engineering records that you are producing
Maintaining phase coherence in multi mic guitar recordings
Starting as a runner at Sound City at 32
Working with Jerry Cantrell and Alice in Chains
Songwriting demos in the rock world
Transitioning from being in a band to working in a recording studio
Taking over Dave's Room studio
Recording vocals with two mics at once
Having music in Sonic Highways
Desert island guitars
Being part of a studio family
Making records and making library music
Intonation and guitar doubling
Travis' Intro: Planning Tomorrow
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Guest: Paul Fig
Host: Travis Ference
Editor: Travis Ference
Theme Music: inter.ference