Joe Barresi confirmed to record new Tool album

In a further update from the studio via Instagram, Adam Jones confirmed that Joe Barresi will be recording the new Tool album.  Those with long memories will recall that he also recorded 10,000 Days.

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rinkwhopper
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rinkwhopper

So they actually haven’t started recording but are in pre-production mode, whatever that entails.

lukas
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lukas

pre production usually means getting everything organized in terms of labelling, sounding right, trying out a bunch of technical details before the real recording takes place. it’s like recording dirty “demo” versions of all songs. should be done within 2-3 days

Z-Werewolf
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Yep, getting all the gear set up in the space, choosing microphones & mic techniques, discussing the direction or feel they want to get from the album and then they will record some scratch tracks for guitar and bass (direct into the console) so Danny has something to go off of when he records his parts. This process should be a few days at most and then Danny will hop in the drivers seat to lay his parts down. We’re not looking super far into the future here now. The wait for Game of Thrones to come back on will… Read more »

ChrisC
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ChrisC

Joe better not touches the compressor too much…

Lateralus987
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Lateralus987

Damn. Was hoping for Bottrill.

killershears
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killershears

agreed

mfmeitbual
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mfmeitbual

Yea – I really liked the production on Ænima and Lateralus. Not that 10,000 Days was bad but I thought the previous 2 albums sounded better. Bottrill did a better job of mixing the drums maybe? Not educated enough on the topic to speak on it, but I know what my ears tell me.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

Should we assume that he’s only producing (recording and such) or also handling the mixing?

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Recording and mixing.