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Bn/Thg:930
07-26-2002, 02:43 PM
This is the thread to post when there is a new studio report. You might want to make this one sticky admins. Cuz there is gonna be a lot of studio reports.

Here's the 4 current ones.

07.24.2002 : Word Up!

So I'm sitting in our "pre-production" studio, and I thought I'd give you a glimpse into our strange-and-often-fun-creative-process. Actually, I was planning on procrastinating writing this until Mike "suggested" I do it before I leave. You see, I'm a master at putting things off until I absolutely have to do them. This could be anything from paying taxes to doing laundry. What does this have to with the studio? I'm not sure.

I can tell you, however, that things are going really well. We're currently working during the day with our producer on pre-production. This means that we've written a number of songs (roughly 21) and now we're fixing them up and narrowing them down so that we can go into the studio and begin recording. I think one of our biggest challenges is putting aside some of the songs we've written. Since each song has something cool about it, it's hard to let any of them go. Maybe we'll just release a double album...just kidding.

POSTED BY BG.BD/BR@D

Bn/Thg:930
07-26-2002, 02:44 PM
07.18.2002 : narrowing down

as we work on things, we start to narrow down to a smaller of songs. inevitably, when some songs are less interesting, but have a great guitar part or sample, we try to take that part and put it into another song that seems to be coming together better. so we combine similar songs to create a better song.

originally, the chorus to crawling was a bridge from another song. chester and i needed a chorus to put in that song, and he just sang it there with no guitars. after we recorded the vocal track, i wrote the guitar under it. and we took it into the studio and everyone added their magic.

POSTED BY MIKE


07.11.2002 : getting started

right now, we are working on an album of songs with fake names...whenever we start a song, we put it in my computer and give it a working title, such as "smelly feet" or "ugly head". these working titles are what we call the songs until they get finished lyrics and a real name.

a bit of trivia: some songs never lose their working title. "papercut" was a working title, as was "points of authority". but usually songs get renamed. "in the end" was originally called "untitled", which we liked until d'angelo came out with a song of that name.

but sometimes, some of us never get past the working title. originally, forgotten was called "rhinestone," and no matter how much i ask him not to, brad still calls that song by its old name. haha

POSTED BY MIKE



07.08.2002 : Number One

We've been working on the next album for about nine or ten months now. more recently, people have started asking us often about the pressures of making another album to follow up "hybrid theory". After a successful album, the only thing we can do is work hard and try to make it something we're happy with, because trying to compete with other peoples' expectations can get messy. So we'll just make something that makes us want to listen. After that, i hope all you guys out there want to listen too.

In the meantime, while we're here writing, we'll wait to see what you think of "reanimation". it's coming out soon, on the 30th, and some tracks are starting to leak out. Overall, its a very challenging album, one that is very complex in structure. You will hear that we had a lot of fun with our collaborators, rewriting our old stuff and writing a lot of new parts. In style, you find that it's a very sample driven album, and also something just for the fans to get to know more about us and the people our band has been influenced by. hope you enjoy it.

Back to writing. I've got to get back into the studio now. in the studio, we will continue working on the songs until the best stuff rises to the top. We started with about 40, and we're down to around 20 now. As songs get better, they push their way to the top of our list until only about 12 or so remain. When that happens, we'll start recording.

POSTED BY MIKE

Bryan
08-05-2002, 08:30 PM
man...there hasnt been a studio report on linkinpark.com in a long time :(

Magick
08-05-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Chester 76@Aug 5 2002, 03:30 PM
man...there hasnt been a studio report on linkinpark.com in a long time :(
Yeah, I was hoping for one when I checked yesterday.. :(

LPchick4ever
08-07-2002, 07:15 AM
hmmm

White Pony(turntables)
08-08-2002, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by LPchick4ever@Aug 7 2002, 12:15 AM
hmmm
:lol: your just wasitn posts

Bryan
08-08-2002, 09:27 PM
they finally added some more news today to linkinpark.com, but still no studio report :( those lazy bums of linkin park!! :P

LPchick4ever
08-09-2002, 01:39 AM
oh i wouldnt know, i havent visited lp.com for awhile...im gonna check it out now

Bn/Thg:930
08-11-2002, 03:48 AM
damn they better have a new one tomorrow

White Pony(turntables)
08-25-2002, 03:05 AM
they-got-a-new-one-now!!!

Bryan
08-25-2002, 03:14 AM
08.23.2002 : in the studio

we made it to the studio. finally. its very exciting. this part of the process takes a couple of months. we'll take all the ideas and parts we've been working on and put them together and try to capture them.

we start with drums, so i'm overseeing things with don, as rob plays through the music.

rob generally works very fast. he practices very hard so that he can come in and nail his parts in a couple of takes. after this, we'll move on to bass [in a couple of days].

on a side note, we're trying to do some more things to be able to show you guys a little bit of what's going on. hopefully we can do more than just these studio reports...
-Posted by Mike

White Pony(turntables)
08-25-2002, 09:20 PM
they-might-do-something-more-than-studio-reports! :D

LProckon
08-26-2002, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by White Pony(turntables)@Aug 25 2002, 01:20 PM
they-might-do-something-more-than-studio-reports! :D
yay! what do you think that means? what do you think they're gonna do?! i wanna know........... hmm....maybe another reanimation player but with album #2?^_^

White Pony(turntables)
08-26-2002, 01:36 AM
maybe-studio-videos!!! (w00t)

Bryan
08-26-2002, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by LProckon+Aug 25 2002, 09:27 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LProckon @ Aug 25 2002, 09:27 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--White Pony(turntables)@Aug 25 2002, 01:20 PM
they-might-do-something-more-than-studio-reports&#33; :D
yay&#33; what do you think that means? what do you think they&#39;re gonna do?&#33; i wanna know........... hmm....maybe another reanimation player but with album #2?^_^[/b][/quote]
that would be very cool...but ya never know

Magick
08-31-2002, 12:56 AM
08.27.2002 : finished tracking drums

I just finished recording drums for the new album&#33; I&#39;m sitting here in the studio lounge feeling great about the last five days. Everything went really smooth. We spent the first half of day one listening through all different kinds of drums to find the right ones for the album. Once that was done we went ahead and tracked away. We averaged about 4 songs a day. To get the drums to blend with the vibe/sound in each song, we would make some minor changes to the kit, such as change a crash,or tune a drum a little different . We had a drum tuning specialist in the studo the whole time that was able to get the exact sounds we were looking for.
For me the toughest time to get though is all of the practice leading up to recording. Once I had most of the ideas down for drum patterns and fills, its just hours of practice. I spent about 10 hours a day for a month to prepare for these 5 days in the studio.
For the most part I&#39;m finished in the studio unless a song changes in the making, which is very possible. It looks like Brad is going to start guitar when we return from the VMA&#39;s.

POSTED BY ROB

Mark
09-02-2002, 03:38 AM
awesome

Magick
10-10-2002, 10:25 PM
FINALLY&#33; Another studio report&#33; :D :P

10.10.2002 : recording vocals

we&#39;re done with drums and bass...guitars are about 90% finished, scratching is about 50% there. and chester and i are working on the vocals every day.
we&#39;ve had some days where the words just seem to flow out of us, and other days where we can&#39;t write more than a few lines. it can be a really slow process, but i know we need to take our time to make things sound right.
by the way, thanks for the encouragement and good words on the message boards here and on LPU.com. people always start posts to us with "you&#39;re never going to read this, but..." we do read them, so thanks for writing.
anyway, back to work. chester and i are working on our 11th song today (out of 15). there will be 12 tracks on the album. and i want them all to be great.

POSTED BY MIKE

Mark
10-11-2002, 09:01 PM
ok, so we have a few confirmations,

12 songs (3 unreleased, maybe LPU exclusives? possible single b-sides?).
with drums and bass completed and guitars very close to be finished, all there is left is vocals, of which mike and chester have worked on 11 and scratching, halfway finished.

we&#39;re talking january/february, i can tell, maybe christmas. i can&#39;t wait&#33;

see, what&#39;s so great about new albums is that you have no idea what the songs are going to be, we had a clue what reanimation would be like, it&#39;s going to be awesome when songs get leaked, the LPA may be one of the first sites to have these for you, unless we decide not to share them.

Will
10-11-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by LPFAN05@Oct 11 2002, 05:01 PM
ok, so we have a few confirmations,

12 songs (3 unreleased, maybe LPU exclusives? possible single b-sides?).
with drums and bass completed and guitars very close to be finished, all there is left is vocals, of which mike and chester have worked on 11 and scratching, halfway finished.

we&#39;re talking january/february, i can tell, maybe christmas. i can&#39;t wait&#33;

see, what&#39;s so great about new albums is that you have no idea what the songs are going to be, we had a clue what reanimation would be like, it&#39;s going to be awesome when songs get leaked, the LPA may be one of the first sites to have these for you, unless we decide not to share them.
No we won&#39;t. Keaton @ TheLPFusion.com got busted for posting leaked tracks on his web site BY Slice and LP.com, so, no. No leaked tracks. I don&#39;t want the LPAssociation getting shut down.

And...

Those three tracks are probably either going to be cast aside and never used or put on the album at the last second (you never know, they might up the number to 15), and POSSIBLY made into b-side tracks on the singles. Personally I can&#39;t wait to hear the song "Stinky Feet." :lol:

- Akuma :chemist:

Magick
10-12-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Akuma-sama@Oct 11 2002, 05:41 PM
No we won&#39;t. Keaton @ TheLPFusion.com got busted for posting leaked tracks on his web site BY Slice and LP.com, so, no.
For leaking Reanimation? Or the new album tracks? :unsure:

Will
10-12-2002, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Magick+Oct 12 2002, 05:23 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Magick @ Oct 12 2002, 05:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--Akuma-sama@Oct 11 2002, 05:41 PM
No we won&#39;t. Keaton @ TheLPFusion.com got busted for posting leaked tracks on his web site BY Slice and LP.com, so, no.
For leaking Reanimation? Or the new album tracks? :unsure:[/b][/quote]
From Reanimation. He posted "Wth>You" and "By_Myslf" before they were posted on LP.com, so he got in trouble (long story, don&#39;t ask, but, yeah, I was involved).

- Akuma :chemist:

Mark
10-13-2002, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Akuma-sama+Oct 12 2002, 06:43 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Akuma-sama @ Oct 12 2002, 06:43 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -Magick@Oct 12 2002, 05:23 PM
<!--QuoteBegin--Akuma-sama@Oct 11 2002, 05:41 PM
No we won&#39;t. Keaton @ TheLPFusion.com got busted for posting leaked tracks on his web site BY Slice and LP.com, so, no.
For leaking Reanimation? Or the new album tracks? :unsure:
From Reanimation. He posted "Wth>You" and "By_Myslf" before they were posted on LP.com, so he got in trouble (long story, don&#39;t ask, but, yeah, I was involved).

- Akuma :chemist:[/b][/quote]
don&#39;t you mean p5hng and wth>you? those two were leaked at the same time. i don&#39;t think slice could do anything to shut down this site by us sharing leaked songs. we never stole or leaked them ourselves, we&#39;re just supplying the songs for people to listen to.

if we won&#39;t, and the LPAssociation gave out leaked songs on the old site, i&#39;ll be sure to have a server on mIRC with them or be available on AIM or MSN to send to anyone.

the worst they could do is ban me from the LPMB, and look at me, it&#39;s already happened for a stupid reason&#33;

Will
10-13-2002, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by LPFAN05+Oct 12 2002, 09:45 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LPFAN05 @ Oct 12 2002, 09:45 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -Akuma-sama@Oct 12 2002, 06:43 PM

Originally posted by -Magick@Oct 12 2002, 05:23 PM
<!--QuoteBegin--Akuma-sama@Oct 11 2002, 05:41 PM
No we won&#39;t. Keaton @ TheLPFusion.com got busted for posting leaked tracks on his web site BY Slice and LP.com, so, no.
For leaking Reanimation? Or the new album tracks? :unsure:
From Reanimation. He posted "Wth>You" and "By_Myslf" before they were posted on LP.com, so he got in trouble (long story, don&#39;t ask, but, yeah, I was involved).

- Akuma :chemist:
don&#39;t you mean p5hng and wth>you? those two were leaked at the same time. i don&#39;t think slice could do anything to shut down this site by us sharing leaked songs. we never stole or leaked them ourselves, we&#39;re just supplying the songs for people to listen to.

if we won&#39;t, and the LPAssociation gave out leaked songs on the old site, i&#39;ll be sure to have a server on mIRC with them or be available on AIM or MSN to send to anyone.

the worst they could do is ban me from the LPMB, and look at me, it&#39;s already happened for a stupid reason&#33;[/b][/quote]
Yeah, I wasn&#39;t sure which ones. But I still don&#39;t think we should put leaked tracks on the site. Not only would it be ruining the experience of the new album, but we&#39;ll get hate mail like Keaton got.

I think that if we really care about LP we won&#39;t go and put the leaked tracks on the site. We should just keep them to ourselves so we don&#39;t get in trouble and so we can give other fans a good taste of what LP can do (by making them wait until February).

- Akuma :chemist:

Mark
10-13-2002, 06:05 PM
well, why don&#39;t we put out songs lp officially release to us before the album? i&#39;ll still have the files for distribution though :P

Omar
10-13-2002, 08:07 PM
The LPAssociation cannot and will not "leak" any songs or portions on either of our sites that have not already been put on the official site, otherwise, we must have exclusive permission by Slice first

Will
10-13-2002, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Omihomi28@Oct 13 2002, 04:07 PM
The LPAssociation cannot and will not "leak" any songs or portions on either of our sites that have not already been put on the official site, otherwise, we must have exclusive permission by Slice first
Thanks Omi.

- Akuma :chemist:

Mark
10-13-2002, 11:19 PM
sorry if i gave someone the wrong impression.

i just remembered the "enth e nd" leak from lpassociation.cjb.net.

Mark
10-15-2002, 12:42 AM
whoo&#33; 2 studio reports in 4 days&#33; this time it&#39;s phoenix&#33;

10.14.2002 : recording vocals part 2

It is now mid-October, and I am excited to see the progress that has been made on the new album. Rob, Brad and I are predominantly done with our respective recordings, and it is now in the hands of Chester, Mike, and Chairman Hahn. For the record, and for all of you who were placing bets on the message board, I did complete my portion of the recording using the least amount of time... approximately four days. But Brad and Rob did post respectable finish times themselves.

All joking aside, I can&#39;t wait until the album is done and can be heard by all of you. In addition, it will only be a few months until these "studio reports" become "tour journals" again. So be ready for us to be in your town again sometime soon. Thanks again to all of you diehard fans out there... your support is more meaningful than you may ever know.

Nikki
10-23-2002, 08:12 PM
Awww....we&#39;re die-hard fans... *fills-up*

it&#39;s great that they&#39;re going back on the road...but what&#39;s gonna happen to little Draven? :blink:

Mark
10-23-2002, 11:28 PM
when draven gets a little older, he could be the "joey-c" of linkin park.

poor kid, too bad he died.

and let me clear this up, i don&#39;t like kid rock.

Mark
10-24-2002, 06:41 PM
10.23.2002

hi guys. you&#39;re not going to believe this, but i talked my friend into posting here in the studio reports section. here you go...

Howdy folks&#33; It&#39;s Chazzy Chaz. We&#39;re almost done recording vocals, and it&#39;s super swell. Mike and I have been putting in alot of hours in the studio and it&#39;s paying off. Working with Don&#39;s been alot of fun, I&#39;m glad we decided to do this record with him as well. Yesterday I met Scott Stapp and he was a nice guy. I&#39;ve actually run into alot of my friends from other bands down here, which has been a nice little treat. Tomorrow is the two year anniversary of Hybrid Theory. It&#39;s amazing how much has changed in the last two years. We owe it all of our fans, and we&#39;ll show you all how greatful we are by making this next record great&#33; So I&#39;m going back to work... BYE&#33;


haha&#33; chester posted for once.

uh-oh, scott stapp. lets hope he doesn&#39;t get to friendly with him or lp might tour with creed. not good if that happens.

Will
10-24-2002, 07:10 PM
How would it not be good? I know a lot of people that like both Creed and Linkin Park.

Nikki
10-24-2002, 07:29 PM
lol...chester posting...scary...


How would it not be good? I know a lot of people that like both Creed and Linkin Park.

I&#39;m afraid I ain&#39;t one of them... <_<

Mark
10-25-2002, 01:03 AM
lol, they had a poll on the LPU about whether or not creed should tour with lp, and it was, like, 96% in favor of no.

Will
10-25-2002, 06:46 PM
Heh.

Omar
10-26-2002, 02:53 AM
I HATE CREED, THEY BETTER NOT TOUR WITH CREED....

Mark
10-26-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Omihomi28@Oct 25 2002, 11:53 PM
I HATE CREED, THEY BETTER NOT TOUR WITH CREED....
that&#39;s the spirit Omar&#33;

Magick
10-26-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Omihomi28@Oct 25 2002, 09:53 PM
I HATE CREED, THEY BETTER NOT TOUR WITH CREED....
*Nods*

=====

I read that report incorrectly.. I thought Chester said Scott Weiland, but then I see all this mention about Creed. *Cringes about having to sit through Creed at a LP concert*

Will
10-26-2002, 04:45 PM
...lol.

I only like a few of their songs but I don&#39;t not like them... :unsure:

.: Akuma-sama :joe:

Bryan
10-26-2002, 08:26 PM
*cough* A little off topic aint we? :chemist:

Will
10-26-2002, 08:31 PM
Mark brought it up, blame him. :lol:

.: Akuma-sama :joe:

Mark
10-28-2002, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Chester 76@Oct 26 2002, 05:26 PM
*cough* A little off topic aint we? :chemist:
lol, i posted the report, then made a comment with creed and everybody commented on it, hehe.

ok people, back to discussing the studio reports&#33; share your hate for creed in the chat. :P

Magick
10-30-2002, 12:39 PM
This is a post Mike made on the LPMB:

real album info vs. rumors
as we approach the release of our next album (in march 2003), you will see lots of rumors going around about it. remember to keep an eye on the news page and the studio reports here on linkinpark.com to find out the most accurate details. be careful what you believe out there...there are always a lot of false rumors going around. feel free to post any common rumors or questions under this thread. we&#39;ll answer some of them. check my latest studio report for answers to some common questions.

the band ONLY posts on linkinpark.com. we do not do chats elsewhere, and we do not email or IM anyone. and keep your eyes here for the most up-to-date, accurate LP info.

=====

And here is the studio report:

10.29.2002 : photo shoot / common questions

we just did some photos for the next album...i bet you&#39;ll be seeing some of them in a couple of places soon...we shot in a haunted hotel in koreatown. it was scary.

i&#39;m starting to get questions about the new album. here are a couple of answers to common questions:

1. the next album is scheduled for release in march 2003
2. we are working with (producer) don gilmore and (mixer) andy wallace again. it&#39;s going great. we are writing tons and tons of material, in an attempt to only put the very best on the album.
3. we are in the studio about 10-12 hours a day, six days a week. not everyone is here at once. people come and go. for the past month, since we&#39;ve been concentrating on vocals, chester and i have been here every day.
4. we are not planning to have any guests on the album at this point.
5. the new album sounds more like hybrid theory than reanimation. i think the samples are cooler, and the guitars are nice and heavy. and some of the stuff rob is playing is very exciting too.
6. we started with a lot of songs and are on our way to narrowing down to twelve. all of the tracks that we don&#39;t finish are basically trashed. they stay in their unfinished state until they get deleted and replaced by better music on my computer.
7. NONE of the band members post or chat elsewhere, on other sites. we are not I.M.ing, or emailing people. the only correct LP info is here and on LPunderground.com.

for answers to more questions, see phoenix&#39;s post in the "linkin park" scetion of the message boards. back to work--bye

POSTED BY MIKE




Last edited by Magick at Oct 30 2002, 07:39 AM

Party Boy USA
10-30-2002, 01:35 PM
damn march. first December then january then february then march. its gonna be june by the end of the year. And he better give me those unfinished songs and not throw them in the trash.

Nikki
10-30-2002, 02:37 PM
lol...do I sense another EP surfacing??? I mean they could take the ones that they don&#39;t put on the CD and do the EP thang again... O_o only time will tel

Mark
10-30-2002, 08:18 PM
i hope they release anything that never made it&#39;s way onto HT/Reanimation/New Album. also, some previously unheard demos or a preview of the next album would kick ass.

i want another lp shirt, but no paper items because they get really ripped up in mail trucks/mail boxes.

[Hybrid Theory]
10-31-2002, 06:18 PM
It would be cool if they did more detailed studio reports like "today we did the 1st half of the song called "smelly feet" or something like that. Then say like one verse from the song, but thats just me.

Mark
11-01-2002, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by [Hybrid Theory]@Oct 31 2002, 03:18 PM
It would be cool if they did more detailed studio reports like "today we did the 1st half of the song called "smelly feet" or something like that. Then say like one verse from the song, but thats just me.
that would completely ruin it if they released lyrics, i wouldn&#39;t mind a song listing though.

lpmusic
11-10-2002, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Chester 76@Aug 5 2002, 08:30 PM
man...there hasnt been a studio report on linkinpark.com in a long time :(
yea it has been a while

lpmusic
11-10-2002, 10:31 PM
they dont happen very often now

Mark
12-06-2002, 07:28 PM
FOR GOD&#39;S SAKE&#33; UPDATE THE STUDIO SECTION GUYS&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

linkinfan42
12-09-2002, 07:46 PM
finally an update with the studio report

12.08.2002 : mixing

the recording process is just about finished, so we&#39;re gearing up for the next part of the album-making process: mixing. we&#39;re getting together with andy wallace again, who mixed hybrid theory. anyway, we also cut the number of songs down to thirteen, and we&#39;ll be cutting one more, i think. and everything sounds just right -- so far so good.

03.LP.03

POSTED BY MIKE

Will
12-09-2002, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by linkinfan42@Dec 9 2002, 02:46 PM
finally an update with the studio report

12.08.2002 : mixing

the recording process is just about finished, so we&#39;re gearing up for the next part of the album-making process: mixing. we&#39;re getting together with andy wallace again, who mixed hybrid theory. anyway, we also cut the number of songs down to thirteen, and we&#39;ll be cutting one more, i think. and everything sounds just right -- so far so good.

03.LP.03

POSTED BY MIKE

NO&#33; DON&#39;T CUT THE NUMBER DOWN TO 12&#33; I LIKE 13&#33; AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH&#33;

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>
sorry about that. i&#39;m a little... happy... right now... :D
</span>

Mark
12-09-2002, 08:02 PM
you know, i noticed that just then by going to lp.com. and i was getting ready to post the new studio report topic when linkinfan42 posted it 10 mins before, lol.

Amy
12-12-2002, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by Akuma-sama@Dec 10 2002, 05:50 AM
NO&#33; DON&#39;T CUT THE NUMBER DOWN TO 12&#33; I LIKE 13&#33; AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH&#33;
yeah..... i like more then 13&#33;&#33; i want billions of songs&#33; :P

yay&#33; i wish it was march next year already :D

Mark
12-16-2002, 07:55 PM
excellent, they don&#39;t post for a month then making 2 within a week :

12.15.2002 : half-way point

we&#39;ve been here in new york for over a week, and we&#39;ll be here for another week mixing. here&#39;s a little more info about what&#39;s going on: we had to finish up some recording during the first week of mixing, which is unusual.

the story is...
chester got sick during the last week in LA (recording), and we had to bring him to new york, to a studio we&#39;ve never recorded at. it was a little unsettling, but luckily it all worked out. i wrote some stuff while he was sick, and when he got better, it was all ready to go. he liked what it sounded like, and hooked us up with great performances. a few days later, he was finished, and flew back to LA. which leaves brad and i here with andy wallace mixing.

some people who visit this site have no idea what mixing is. i&#39;ll try and describe it: when we record, we create anywhere from 25 to upwards of 50 tracks of music. one track may be from a microphone on rob&#39;s kick drum, one is on the snare, 4 and more are on guitars, a couple for bass, dozens for samples and vocals, for example. all of these tracks need to balanced and separated, adding certain effects (like reverb and delay) to make the song sound right. that&#39;s what mixing is. and that&#39;s what andy wallace helps us with. he has mixed a lot of great albums, from nirvana&#39;s "nevermind" to mudvayne&#39;s "LD50" and taproot&#39;s "welcome". we are very happy to be working with him again.

everything&#39;s great, and we&#39;ll keep you up to date with all the newest info here in the studio reports section.

POSTED BY M1K3

Bryan
12-16-2002, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by LPFAN05@Dec 16 2002, 03:55 PM
excellent, they don&#39;t post for a month then making 2 within a week :

12.15.2002 : half-way point

we&#39;ve been here in new york for over a week, and we&#39;ll be here for another week mixing. here&#39;s a little more info about what&#39;s going on: we had to finish up some recording during the first week of mixing, which is unusual.

the story is...
chester got sick during the last week in LA (recording), and we had to bring him to new york, to a studio we&#39;ve never recorded at. it was a little unsettling, but luckily it all worked out. i wrote some stuff while he was sick, and when he got better, it was all ready to go. he liked what it sounded like, and hooked us up with great performances. a few days later, he was finished, and flew back to LA. which leaves brad and i here with andy wallace mixing.

some people who visit this site have no idea what mixing is. i&#39;ll try and describe it: when we record, we create anywhere from 25 to upwards of 50 tracks of music. one track may be from a microphone on rob&#39;s kick drum, one is on the snare, 4 and more are on guitars, a couple for bass, dozens for samples and vocals, for example. all of these tracks need to balanced and separated, adding certain effects (like reverb and delay) to make the song sound right. that&#39;s what mixing is. and that&#39;s what andy wallace helps us with. he has mixed a lot of great albums, from nirvana&#39;s "nevermind" to mudvayne&#39;s "LD50" and taproot&#39;s "welcome". we are very happy to be working with him again.

everything&#39;s great, and we&#39;ll keep you up to date with all the newest info here in the studio reports section.

POSTED BY M1K3
Hmm..last studio report he finished off with a new album thing(03.LP.03), now he finished off with a Reanimation thing(M1k3)

Oh well, I hope Chester&#39;s voice wasnt affected by his sickness, but it proabably wasnt if he recorded vocals.

Mark
12-16-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Chester 76+Dec 16 2002, 04:10 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chester 76 @ Dec 16 2002, 04:10 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--LPFAN05@Dec 16 2002, 03:55 PM
excellent, they don&#39;t post for a month then making 2 within a week :

12.15.2002 : half-way point

we&#39;ve been here in new york for over a week, and we&#39;ll be here for another week mixing. here&#39;s a little more info about what&#39;s going on: we had to finish up some recording during the first week of mixing, which is unusual.

the story is...
chester got sick during the last week in LA (recording), and we had to bring him to new york, to a studio we&#39;ve never recorded at. it was a little unsettling, but luckily it all worked out. i wrote some stuff while he was sick, and when he got better, it was all ready to go. he liked what it sounded like, and hooked us up with great performances. a few days later, he was finished, and flew back to LA. which leaves brad and i here with andy wallace mixing.

some people who visit this site have no idea what mixing is. i&#39;ll try and describe it: when we record, we create anywhere from 25 to upwards of 50 tracks of music. one track may be from a microphone on rob&#39;s kick drum, one is on the snare, 4 and more are on guitars, a couple for bass, dozens for samples and vocals, for example. all of these tracks need to balanced and separated, adding certain effects (like reverb and delay) to make the song sound right. that&#39;s what mixing is. and that&#39;s what andy wallace helps us with. he has mixed a lot of great albums, from nirvana&#39;s "nevermind" to mudvayne&#39;s "LD50" and taproot&#39;s "welcome". we are very happy to be working with him again.

everything&#39;s great, and we&#39;ll keep you up to date with all the newest info here in the studio reports section.

POSTED BY M1K3
Hmm..last studio report he finished off with a new album thing(03.LP.03), now he finished off with a Reanimation thing(M1k3)

Oh well, I hope Chester&#39;s voice wasnt affected by his sickness, but it proabably wasnt if he recorded vocals.[/b][/quote]
i don&#39;t think they&#39;d record vocals if chester was sick. mike said they were "a band of perfectionists" so i don&#39;t think they would accept hurt vocals.

Mark
12-20-2002, 06:30 PM
not bad, 3 reports in 2 weeks&#33;

12.20.2002 : besides the music

every post here has been about writing and recording. let&#39;s take a detour for a second.

putting out an album involves a lot more than just recording the music. from packaging art to advertisements to tour set-up to the video, we are immersed in non-musical preparation for about two to four months before a release. in other words, we have a lot of fun stuff coming up that you&#39;ll be interested to know about.

Bill Berg-Hillinger, who put together our DVD, has been filming us for the past few months. he&#39;s got footage of us writing, mixing, and hanging out. from this footage, we&#39;re putting together a series of shorts called LPTV. you&#39;ll hear about it in the news section on this website when it&#39;s ready to come out. in each segment, you&#39;ll get to see us making the songs, from writing to recording them. the footage is amazing. on a couple of takes, he just happened to be filming during the second that we came up with a guitar or vocal idea. anyway, for anyone who wants to see inside our creative process at work, it&#39;s a great thing to look for. keep an eye on the news page for more details on LPTV.

in the meantime, i&#39;ll be working on the album art and ads, joe will be working on the video, and all of us will be practicing the songs in preparation for our upcoming tours. we&#39;ll be working hard to get things ready for you.

oh yeah--we decided on an album title.

POSTED BY MIKE.03.LP.03

Ent0303
01-13-2003, 10:26 PM
I think they need a new studio update. Tell everyone the album name and when the single will be coming out.

InFeStEdPoOh
01-16-2003, 01:53 AM
finally a new studio update&#33; :D it&#39;s nice and long too

Ent0303
01-16-2003, 01:56 AM
Yeah, but you&#39;ve probably already read it here if you&#39;ve been on the forums lately. So if you&#39;re lookin for somethin new, that was kinda new but old in the same.

Bryan
01-16-2003, 02:44 PM
01.15.2003 : Brad Talks About Meteora - Interview by Jessica

BRAD- WHAT DOES METEORA MEAN TO LINKIN PARK AND HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THAT NAME? WHAT IS THE PRONOUNCIATION OF THE NAME?

(Mee-tee-ora is the pronunciation)

Actually we were touring in Europe and inside the bus the bus driver had set down a travel magazine that was actually featuring this place called Meteora, and just looking at the pictures of this larger than life place- we were inspired to try to write sonically what those pictures conveyed visually. That was before we had even written the body of the album, so it actually inspired us to create on tape what we were seeing visually.
Meteora is a chain of monasteries in Greece that sit on top of incredible rock formations- itís a really unbelievable place. The title does not have to do with the music in a literal sense- but can be used as a metaphor Ė the grandeur of it, and the timelessness of it, are all conveyed quite well on our album.
Actually some of the guys hadnít even seen the pictures of this place yet- they had just heard the name, but they were all drawn to it just by the energy of the name.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE SOUND OF METEORA ALBUM AS COMPARED TO PAST ALBUMS YOU HAVE RECORDED?

I think there is definitely a threat that links Hybrid Theory with Reanimation with Meteora. Lyrically I think Chester and Mike are dealing with same kinds of emotions as they were in the past- but the difference is they are confronting them with the new perspectives in their lives. There are a lot of the same themes as Hybrid Theory, but the perspective is different and the album shows our growth. Musically it has a lot of the heaviness and darkness as our recordings in the past- but I believe itís more dynamic then Hybrid Theory. We explored different tempos and time signatures to create a really unique body of work but at the same time a cohesive record. We took 80-90 concepts for songs and streamlined them down to 12, which not only were the strongest songs, but all made the most sense together musically. When we write an album we want it all to make sense and not just write a single and songs to fill in. I think when someone puts on their headphones and listens to this album it taked you on a journey beginning to end. We wanted to may a cinematic record.
One thing that is unique lyrically on Meteora itís has a unique sense of optimism in the first single which isnít necessarily present on the other sings. Most of the rest of the songs are quite dark.

ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO TOURING AGAIN AFTER THIS LONG BREAK?

We are really excited to tour and play a lot of places we havenít been before and even hit some new placesĖ we will definitely be touring extensively. Another great thing is weíll have a lot more material in which to choose from when playing our live show. Last time we tried to fill out an hour with 37 min of material but in actuality it will be fun to play songs from Hybrid Theory, Meteora, possibly Reanimation. Besides, I think it will just elevate our live show to have a greater selection and more variety. Plus Iíve been working out really long guitar solos Iím really excited to play on this next tour- 10-15 minutes long of just guitar solos. We might just have a second stage just for my guitar solos.

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE, IF ANY, TO THE RELEASE DATE YOU CHOSE?

It was the soonest possible date that we could get it out.

CAN YOU TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT THE VIDEO FOR THE FIRST SINGLE?

Joe is directing the new video by himself and we are really very proud of what heís done in the past. Heís definitely going to be special effects and CGI intensive. Joeís background is in creating larger than life visual environments. The song is really about escape and trying to find a place where you belong- but in this case Chester basically falls into a dream, which is the place where he is most comfortable, and Joe is trying to bring to life Chesters subconscious, which is where the majority of the video takes place.

WILL THE ALBUM HAVE ANY DVD OR ENHANCED CD EXTRAS?

We are trying to do as much special stuff with the CD packaging and content as possible.

WILL YOU BE DOING CHATS ON LINKIN PARK.COM AND LPU.COM TO GIVE US MORE INFO ON THE UPCOMING ALBUM?

Absolutely. LP.com and LPU.com are the 2 only 100% reliable sources of information.
And also- the internet has always provided us for the best means for communicating directly with our fans.

WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR SINGLE AND WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?

Somewhere I Belong- itís the 3rd track and first single off the record. Definitely I think it represents musically what weíve been able to accomplish. Itís a dope song. I think that from the very beginning of the song you know its something special. It definitely showcases the ability for Mike and Chester to merge into one unstoppable force.

WELL GUYS, THANKS FOR READING THIS LITTLE INTERVIEW I DID WITH BRAD. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WONDERING, YES, BRAD WAS KIDDING ABOUT THE GUITAR SOLOS...LOL


POSTED BY JESSICA

Will
01-16-2003, 07:46 PM
That was pretty unnecessary Bryan..

Bryan
01-16-2003, 08:28 PM
Its been posted, but I posted it anyway so that all the studio reports are in here.

Will
01-16-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Chester 76@Jan 16 2003, 03:28 PM
Its been posted, but I posted it anyway so that all the studio reports are in here.
:lol: I was kidding.

Bryan
01-18-2003, 04:44 PM
01.18.2003 : words on the new album...

if you enjoyed brad&#39;s interview below, you&#39;ll be eager to know that we are currently doing a lot of interviews about our new album, METEORA, right now. in the past few days, the journalists have been meeting up with us to ask questions about the new album, songs, and what we&#39;re doing. in an effort to make things more accessible for you guys, i&#39;m putting a thread in the message board section called "LP interviews". please keep this thread as free of chatting as possible. i know this is a pretty ridiculous request, because you guys like to mess around...but my reasoning is simple: hopefully, i want to put a page up on the site where we list links to other interviews and features the band has done. but until we decide whether we are going to have an "interview links" page, we&#39;ll just do it on our message board to try it out.

if you find an interview on us that is dated after 1/18/03, please put a link up.

- POSTED BY MIKE



Not much of a studio report, but oh well, it was still a studio report so I posted it.

Ent0303
01-18-2003, 04:46 PM
Very cool. Hey chester, do you know if they have any interviews posted yet?

Bryan
01-18-2003, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Ent0303@Jan 18 2003, 12:46 PM
Very cool. Hey chester, do you know if they have any interviews posted yet?
Nope, even though Mike asked to only post interviews, all people are posting is "ok mike i&#39;ll look for some&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;". Theres only 1 up, but its been seen, its the one with MTV I think.

03Krwlng-LP03
01-21-2003, 03:52 AM
:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:

Bryan
01-21-2003, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by Ent0303@Jan 18 2003, 12:46 PM
Very cool. Hey chester, do you know if they have any interviews posted yet?
Now theres a bunch of them, you might want to check it out. But all of them are just stating what we already know, the new single is Somewhere I Belong, the album is entitled Meteora, and the release date is March 25th...so its no big deal.

03Krwlng-LP03
01-22-2003, 03:15 AM
does n e one know that the date for &#39;somewhere i belong&#39; is feb. 2nd or its still just a rumor?

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:

Bryan
01-22-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by 03Krwlng-LP03@Jan 21 2003, 11:15 PM
does n e one know that the date for &#39;somewhere i belong&#39; is feb. 2nd or its still just a rumor?

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:
How many times has that been asked now?

As of right now, that is just a rumour. Its never been confirmed by Linkin Park or anyone associated with Linkin Park.

03Krwlng-LP03
01-22-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Chester 76+Jan 22 2003, 09:57 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chester 76 @ Jan 22 2003, 09:57 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--03Krwlng-LP03@Jan 21 2003, 11:15 PM
does n e one know that the date for &#39;somewhere i belong&#39; is feb. 2nd or its still just a rumor?

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:
How many times has that been asked now?

As of right now, that is just a rumour. Its never been confirmed by Linkin Park or anyone associated with Linkin Park. [/b][/quote]
well ill ask one more time so get over it :D

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:

Will
01-22-2003, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by 03Krwlng-LP03+Jan 22 2003, 06:24 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (03Krwlng-LP03 @ Jan 22 2003, 06:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -Chester 76@Jan 22 2003, 09:57 AM
<!--QuoteBegin--03Krwlng-LP03@Jan 21 2003, 11:15 PM
does n e one know that the date for &#39;somewhere i belong&#39; is feb. 2nd or its still just a rumor?

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:
How many times has that been asked now?

As of right now, that is just a rumour. Its never been confirmed by Linkin Park or anyone associated with Linkin Park.
well ill ask one more time so get over it :D

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob: [/b][/quote]
You really shouldn&#39;t talk to moderators like that.

...

Bryan
01-22-2003, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by 03Krwlng-LP03+Jan 22 2003, 07:24 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (03Krwlng-LP03 @ Jan 22 2003, 07:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by -Chester 76@Jan 22 2003, 09:57 AM
<!--QuoteBegin--03Krwlng-LP03@Jan 21 2003, 11:15 PM
does n e one know that the date for &#39;somewhere i belong&#39; is feb. 2nd or its still just a rumor?

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob:
How many times has that been asked now?

As of right now, that is just a rumour. Its never been confirmed by Linkin Park or anyone associated with Linkin Park.
well ill ask one more time so get over it :D

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob: [/b][/quote]
The question is in every single Meteora thread, its already been answered by anyone who has an opinion on it, all you had to do was look for it.

In other words, Watch Yourself.

:chemist: :mike: :chaz: :joe: :brad: :phoenix: :rob: