Faith No More Enters The Matrix

Faith No More bassist/songwriter/producer Billy Gould used his SSL Matrix to streamline the recording process of the band’s new album, its first for 17 years.
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Oakland, CA (December 19, 2014)—Faith No More bassist/songwriter/producer Billy Gould used his SSL Matrix to streamline the recording process of the band’s new album, its first for 17 years.

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“Matrix was a great way to get a lot of recording done within the small footprint needed to fit this space,” says Gould of his personal console, which he has been using for other production projects. “Previously, I had been working in the box and having a real master control section and analog channels have been a major step forward.

“The last album we recorded, in 1997, was done in a full-service studio, on two-inch analogue tape, although we did utilize an early Pro Tools system at the time, which was a first for us. Back then, the state of the business was totally different; as a musician, recording was a process that was usually overseen by producers and engineers in commercial facilities. Something like the Matrix allows us to be creative in our choice of recording environment. It sounds good and is manageable enough for an easy install and to get up and running.”

He continues, “The Matrix has been a great box for tracking. Simply doing things like setting up monitor levels happens very quickly. It’s great having real input channels, being able to use our own selection of outboard mic pres, blending mic channels using real faders and setting record channels with the touch of a button. Everything is done within the same console. I like this thing!”

The new Faith No More album is slated for a 2015 release on Koolarrow Records.

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