"If you have 48 tracks going through the same gear, it will all have the same tonal quality, so instead we try to mix and match our gear as much as possible," explains guitarist Josh Homme in reference to the API 550 equalizers. Josh Homme uses the API 550A Discrete 3 Band Equalizer in his studio gear setup.more
"For guitar amps, I start with an SM57 typically, but sometimes a RØDE, usually into this UREI 1178 compressor through an API 312 mic preamp. I usually go into this API 550A EQ; or if something really needs to be carved out, I'll go into this UREI 546, an old film mastering EQ, with very specific control. Sometimes I'll send the guitar into this old RCA solid state compressor. The RCA also sounds great on snare."more
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