Professional Sound - Indepth

Getting Ahead as a Pack-Rat

I just love collecting equipment because everything is designed to do one specific job and different artists want different things. So you might get someone in here saying they want something that sounds a bit dark. Okay, so that preamp isn’t going to work – let’s use this one. It’s like the tools of a carpenter … if all you have is one handsaw you’re kind of limited. If you’ve got 15 different kinds of saws, hammers, drills, etc., all of a sudden you can make cabinets or chairs or whatever you want. That’s the way I look at it. The studio really is a giant tool – it’s just an extension.”

Arnold Lanni is producer of bands Our Lady Peace and Finger Eleven, owner of Arnyard Studios, and former member of both Frozen Ghost and Sheriff.

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webinars.
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