Safety Harbor, FL (February 11, 2016)—Josh Wilbur’s latest Grammy nomination with Lamb of God is in the category of Best Metal Performance for a project that he produced, recorded and mixed using Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in.
Wilbur won a Grammy for engineering Steve Earle’s Washington Square Serenade and has subsequently earned three Grammy nominations with Lamb of God. On one of the hits from the band’s latest work, VII: Strum and Drung, nominated for a Grammy this year, Wilbur used ChannelStrip on all the drums, guitars and bass.
Other recent work of Wilbur’s that features Metric Halo ChannelStrip on all of those “organic” instruments includes Gojira’s L’Enfant Sauvage, Hatebreed’s The Concrete Confessional and Sons of Texas’ debut, Baptized in the Rio Grande.
“I’m especially proud of Sons of Texas,” Wilbur said. “I think they’re a really excellent band. I was able to get in on the ground floor with them and help them define their sound.”
Wilbur first started using ChannelStrip in the early 2000s, shortly after Metric Halo created it, but then Wilbur moved studios and lost track of ChannelStrip. “Around the time that Pro Tools 10 came out, I was reading an article that mentioned ChannelStrip, and I thought, whatever happened to that plug-in? I downloaded the demo and immediately kicked myself. It was like, oh yeah, this is awesome. It’s still at the top of the heap. I’ve used ChannelStrip on every album I’ve mixed since then.”