Sylvia Massy has been engineering and producing sessions for longer than most of us have been acting like we know what we’re talking about. In that time, she has discovered some very unconventional methods to capture unique subjects in unique ways. Thankfully, Sylvia was kind enough to guide us through Studio Divine in this episode of EarthQuaker Devices Show Us Your Junk!
“I have a special talkback mic that I always use. It is silver and gold plated, with my name engraved in it. No one is allowed to touch it, except for me. Don’t even LOOK at it”.
Get ready to find out the real origin behind Prince’s “grandma chair”, Maynard’s mic for “Undertow”, and which mic was used for the vocals during Johnny Cash’s “Unchained”. Needless to say, she has an extensive collection of powerful studio tools on hand: Lightbulbs and salty dill pickles. Oh yeah, there are some compressors, consoles, and stuff like that too or whatever.
Did you ever think you would see Sylvia Massy demo some of her favorite EarthQuaker Devices into a Soma Lyra-8? Just watch. Acapulco Gold, Spatial Delivery, and Arpanoid. Her mischievous grin takes the cake though. “That’s super obnoxious, but also awesome”.