New York, NY (December 2, 2005)–Throughout his career and long professional relationship with jazz legend Herbie Hancock, veteran engineer Khaliq Glover has always adopted the latest in audio technology. It comes as no surprise that Glover extensively used the Eventide Anthology plug-ins bundle for the Hancock’s latest album, Possibilities.
Glover, a Grammy-winning engineer and producer, has been a longtime Eventide user. He selected the Anthology bundle for its comprehensive packaging of plug-ins based on legendary Eventide algorithms. “I owned one of the first H3000 boxes,” said Glover, “so I knew the plug-ins would give me the wide array of effects and options I’ve come to rely on from Eventide. Even the faceplate was a great translation from the hardware. We were doing a lot of tracks in a short time. So, having a powerful tool I felt comfortable with made the process easy.”
With increased options for effects and recording technology, it still comes down to getting a great sound out of your gear. For Glover, the Anthology bundle guaranteed him the classic Eventide sound and diversity recreated for today’s studio environment.
“The best part of the Anthology is the diversity of effects,” said Glover. “We used Octavox on background vocals to create a plusher soundscape and the Omnipressor to balance some of the instruments. The Factory plug-in was great for recreating those unique, personal sounds I perfected on the H3000, stacking effect on effect. It let me keep my signature sounds in a software setting. I can’t wait to spend more time with them and get more familiar with the sonics of them all.”
According to Glover, another compelling reason for acquiring the Anthology bundle was the mobility factor. “With the Anthology plug-ins, I would simply show up at Herbie’s studio, access my iLok account, and then be up and running with my setup. We started on my HD rig and Herbie liked them enough that he picked up Anthology, too.”
Hancock’s new album, Possibilities, is a collaborative work featuring many accomplished and popular artists, including Santana, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Raul Midon, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Trey Anastasio, and others. The album was released simultaneously at Starbucks Company-operated locations and traditional retail stores by Hancock Music, Vector Recordings and Starbucks Hear Music on August 30, 2005.
Herbie Hancock described Possibilities this way: “This is real collaboration that we’re doing here. It’s all been decided at the session,” and called the album, “a record without borders, woven like a tapestry with many colors.” According to Hancock’s website (www.herbiehancock.com), John Mayer came to his session with a simple guitar phrase from which he and Hancock created a fully arranged song, complete with lyrics and a rhythm section of drums, bass and keyboards. Sting and Hancock freshly reinterpret Sting’s song “Sister Moon,” from the album Nothing Like the Sun.