What, in your opinion, is unique about Charlotte Sometimes’ latest album, Waves and the Both of Us?
This project was a fusion of hip hop sensibilities and rock sensibilities. So the consideration I needed to make was how to properly fuse those two styles of music and production.
How was it using your own tools (The JJP Analog Legends) on your own production? How did you use each plugin?
I used the PuigChild on the vocal, and also used a PuigChild on a lot of the digital machine elements, which helped me fuse the soul of the digital sonics with the analog attitude that existed in the guitars, bass, and vocals.
What mixing issues did Waves plugins solve for you?
Charlotte has a hyper-sibilant vocal issue. I was able to use the Renaissance DeEsser to solve that problem.
Were there any special requirements when you sent it to Bob Ludwig for mastering?
The only requirement was for Bob to use the digital print as opposed to the analog print, primarily because I had used the L3 Ultramaximizer, which gave the record a fantastic presence and digital aggression.
What's it like collaborating with Bob?
It’s always fabulous working with Bob Ludwig. Bob and I have had a tremendous amount of hit records together. Bob's approach is actually not definable. He is a true artist and always has the ability to find the right balance in what makes a song come alive.
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