Ryan Monro


Melbourne, Australia


The Genie - Here Come the Scissors

Recorded: Fishtank Recording Studio, 2006-2009.
Released: April 2011.

available at http://thegenie.bandcamp.com

Gear: everything I had at the time. Fender Precision Highway One, Steinberger XL-2, Hondo twin-neck. The bass went into my Ashly SC-40 pre-amp, then into the effects (Digitech Whammy, Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive, Sansamp Bass Driver, EHX Bassballs, Moogerfooger MF-101, Line6 DL-4, Boss Phaser, Boss Flanger) then into TL Audio VP5051 Preamp with just a bee’s dick of compression to tame any flanger/delay freakouts, then into an Acme Low B-2. So the three lines to the studio were: pre-effects DI from the Ashly, post-effects DI from the TL, and a mic on the bass cab. Played some (very rough) synth bass on a Korg MS-20. Fooled around with the ARP 2600 on a few tunes (ie the explosion in Scissors when the drums come in, the dolphin noises at the end of Game Over, and the ringmod on the glockenspiel in Steppin’), and just generally messed around with everything in the studio to make some more weird noises to hide amongst the songs on the album.

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