The Studio Report Topic

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by Bn/Thg:930, Jul 26, 2002.

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    man...there hasnt been a studio report on linkinpark.com in a long time :(
     
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    Yeah, I was hoping for one when I checked yesterday.. :(
     
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    hmmm
     
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    :lol: your just wasitn posts
     
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    they finally added some more news today to linkinpark.com, but still no studio report :( those lazy bums of linkin park!! :p
     
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    oh i wouldnt know, i havent visited lp.com for awhile...im gonna check it out now
     
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    damn they better have a new one tomorrow
     
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    they-got-a-new-one-now!!!
     
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    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
     
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    they-might-do-something-more-than-studio-reports! :D
     
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    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?^_^
     
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    maybe-studio-videos!!! (w00t)
     
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    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?^_^[/b][/quote]
    that would be very cool...but ya never know
     
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    08.27.2002 : finished tracking drums

    I just finished recording drums for the new album! I'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'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's.

    POSTED BY ROB
     
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    awesome
     
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    FINALLY! Another studio report! :D :p

    10.10.2002 : recording vocals

    we'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've had some days where the words just seem to flow out of us, and other days where we can'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'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
     
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    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're talking january/february, i can tell, maybe christmas. i can't wait!

    see, what'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'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.
     
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    No we won'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'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't wait to hear the song "Stinky Feet." :lol:

    - Akuma :chemist:
     

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