SH Spotlight The DOORS: My interview with the legendary engineer/producer BRUCE BOTNICK

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Jun 12, 2009.

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  1. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    I liked seeing the soldering iron in the final picture.
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    And the guitar picks with amp off to the left side of the picture.
  3. Roninblues

    Roninblues 猿も木から落ちる。

    It is most enjoyable to hear from people that are involved in bringing good music to us as opposed to the negative tone that a few of the threads generate. Thank you for posting this.
  4. Vintage Season

    Vintage Season Active Member

    Hillsborough, NC
    Thanks for adding those "contrast" photos, Steve!

    Maybe it's just me, but I like the old mixing board a lot better....

    - M.
  5. Reader

    Reader Senior Member

    e.s.t. tenn.
    What are the speakers in the last photo?
  6. Byrdsmaniac

    Byrdsmaniac Forum Resident


    Thanks so much for posting this. Bruce has done a lot of really good work. Nice pics too.

    I hope you can interview Al Schmitt some time as well.
  7. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    Awesome, awesome stuff, Steve!

    I've exchanged communicaton with Jeff. He's indeed a dedicated guy with boundless energy. The Doors music site spells out just exactly what these guys have done to preserve and honor The Doors' legacy. The Doors fans here need to pay the site a visit and join their discussion groups :thumbsup:
  8. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Northwest Illinois
    Thanks Steve and thanks Bruce!

    Great interview.
  9. NIKE SQ 460

    NIKE SQ 460 Just Do It...Daily!

    ...So cool reading about, and remembering, how cool radio was back then - the diversity, the talent.

    that interview was fantastic. thanks a bunch!
  10. Grant

    Grant In holiday HELL

    United States
    Now, about those Doors singles mixes...:D
  11. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    :righton:Thanks Steve & Bruce; I'll save the interview..and great pictures too!
  12. PBo

    PBo Forum Resident

    New England
    Nice article Steve. Thanks for posting that.
  13. gates69

    gates69 Music Junkie

    Agreed! Many times that's as good as the music they helped create. I love the behind the scenes stuff.
  14. Steel Horse

    Steel Horse Forum Resident

    Uppsala, SWEDEN
    Thanks for this interesting interview........
  15. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Great read there, Steve....
  16. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    Eastern Iowa
    What a fascinating treat! Thank you Steve.

    Now get those Soft Parade & Morrison Hotel cd's ready :D
  17. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

    A very interesting read Steve. Thanks for sharing it here.

    I especially like Bruce's statement about new acts coming in and recording them as he heard them, not thinking it would be historic.

    Also, his desire to have the music "come out" as it sounded, essentially in the best possible way. His analogy of "the color red" as he sees it as being that of the person he's describing it to. He wanted to get the best possible sound with the equipment he was using. Very interesting stuff.
  18. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

    Lodi, New Jersey
    Very good - Thank you Steve and Bruce.

    Great engineer. The first Doors and Sergio Mendes/Brazil '66 albums sound stand out in my mind re his work. Love that sound on those...
  19. ericc2000

    ericc2000 Forum Resident

    Tulsa, OK, USA
    Nice interview!

  20. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. Senior Member

    Northern, OR
    Thanks for posting that interview. Great read!:thumbsup:
  21. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

    San Diego, CA
    That's a lot of interesting info. Steve! Thanks!

    It's nice to know that Lani Hall's voice was recorded live at the same time the accompanying instruments were recorded.

    This interview has also made me want to get a copy of Arthur Lee amd Love's "Forvever Changes."
  22. william shears

    william shears Active Member

    new zealand
    It's a fantastic album but it certainly doesn't sound anywhere near as good as the Sergio Mendes stuff. Quality of musicians? Studio? Mixing?
  23. dartira

    dartira rise and shine like a far out superstar

    Nice interview.

    There are still many great engineers around.
    Young 'uns too...

    Yamaha NS-10
  24. monewe

    monewe Forum Resident

    Saw it earlier on The Doors site. Nice read.
  25. cdice

    cdice New Member

    Can we please get the 45rpm mix of "Touch Me" on CD sometime soon? Pleeeeeze>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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