Tuesday, December 18, 2001 @ 4:19 PM
Korn Use State Of The Art Tech
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News is beginning to seep out from the Los Angeles recording studio where Korn is putting the finishing touches on their fifth (as-yet-untitled) release with producer Michael Beinhorn. Always the baggy pants trendsetters, the band is recording the album in a way that no rock artist has done before. By utilizing the new Euphonix R1 Digital Hard Disk Recorder with a 96k, 24 BIT sampling rate -- which is twice the highest rate that's normally used for recording -- Korn and Beinhorn are able to create “a rich sonic panorama which accentuates clarity as well as harmonics that are perceived rather than heard as musical sounds.” This process steers clear of some of the limitations of analog and various other types of recording and has only been used by classical and jazz artists in the past.
"With this system, we're able to gain something that no other rock recording in history has," says the innovative producer Beinhorn. "Rock music is very dense. Digital tends to make things sound very thin, antiseptic, crunchy and non-musical. We're able to capture the actual attack of the instruments -- the moment they're played -- on this album. Usually, the leading edge of the sound gets shaved. You can pick out and hear each individual instrument while everything's going on. Considering how dense the recording is -- how thick it is, how many instruments are playing any given time -- it's pretty remarkable." Beinhorn adds that the R1 Recorder is "sonically the best in the world. It's similar to pixels in a television. Greater resolution results in a nicer picture. The same is true for recording."
Korn’s new album is due out Spring 2002 on Immortal/Epic.