• Don’t Do Me Like That

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Pitch Shift: Engineer Shelly Yakus fabricate a high harmony vocal in each chorus by pitch shifting Tom Petty's lead vocal by a fixed interval of a Perfect Fourth using an Eventide H910, the first commercially available digital pitch shifter. It's on the lyrics that form(...)

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  • Hold Me My Daddy


    Chorus: Lush thick chorus appears on tasty guitars throughout. Pitch Shift: Note the 1-octave-down layer beneath the electric guitar solo. It's not about making the tone thicker or heavier, rather, it seems to help the performance make an even stronger statement. The staccato, angular melody(...)

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  • Electronic Musician: Five Questions for Alex Case

    Recordingologist Alex U. Case was interviewed by veteran industry journalist Sarah Jones for Electronic Musician Magazines’ 5 Questions in October 2017. It comes on the occasion of the AES International Convention in…

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