Sure, mixing Duran Duran is a cool gig. But not without it’s challanges.
For instance. John Taylor’s bass has to be big and prominent. It’s a big part of “the sound.” But he’s a “note-y” player and getting a busy bass up in the mis can mean compromising in other areas. Like maybe having to cheat the low mids on that snare.
Snake Newton was out with Duran this summer and was one of the first to use the new Adamson E-15 rig. And he says it meant he did NOT have to compromise to get both that signature bass and the balls he wnated out of the snare. More from Snale on the tour and the rig…