In this interview from an April 2001 issue of Guitar One magazine, John Frusciante talks about the recording of his solo album, "To Record Only Water For Ten Days". Guitar One: Your first two solo albums were recorded on a 4-track. On what was this album recorded? John Frusciante: It was all recorded on a digital 8-track machine -- a Yamaha MD8. Then I had somebody dump it onto 2" tape so everything could be separately EQ'd at length, and separate types of compression could be given to each separate thing. I don't have any understanding of the science of how to "separate" things with the equalization, and most of these songs have a lot of different types of sounds going on; it's important for you to be able to hear each thing. On a lot of my mixes, you couldn't really hear the acoustic guitar because I would sort of favor the drum machine or the synthesizers or something; I'd kind of bury my voice and my guitar a lot, which actually should probably be the main things. So the guy who mixed it made those the main things.more
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