Legendary recording engineer/iconoclast/instigator Steve Albini talks to Electronic Musician about his no-nonsense approach to recording:
Practical considerations weigh very heavily in a lot of my decisions. A lot of the bands I work with have extremely limited budgets; they’re sort of spending their rent money to come and make a record at all. As a matter of simple human decency, I don’t want to waste their time. I don’t want to indulge myself in experimenting and trying to find some nerdy, perfect thing when the meat-and-potatoes thing is fine.
Gear junkies will drool, basement recording hobbyists will learn, and emusician.com will receive a lot of hits. Plus, in the bonus section, Albini explains the perfect building material for studios: adobe.
Some of Albini’s mics: