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Tony Visconti

Producer, mixer, engineer, musician

Bowie, T. Rex

“MixingLink with insert control is the cleanest I’ve ever heard. I love it!”

Bio

Tony Visconti is a renowned, Grammy winning record producer, musician and singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with an array of performers, most notably David Bowie.  In August 1977 he invented a stunning recording technique while trying to record the final vocal track in David Bowie's "Heroes." Visconti set up three microphones in the hall of Berlin’s Hansa Studios, the first for Bowie to sing directly into, a second positioned about 15 feet away, and the third further back in the hall. Visconti placed gates on the second and third microphones set to open as Bowie sang louder and louder. This technique is the foundation of our Tverb plug-in which we designed in collaboration with Visconti.

"Little did I know that setting up three microphones in a very specific configuration 40 years ago would result in such a versatile plug-in for the new age of recording. Eventide’s Tverb is the result of a two-year collaboration between Eventide and me. This is not a one-trick-pony just to get the David Bowie ‘Heroes’ vocal effect. The applications are limitless. I love the dancing microphones." — Visconti

Visconti is a long time user of Eventide, dating back to the H910 Harmonizer, which he used to record Bowie's Low album and coined the phrase "F*cks with the Fabric of Time" to describe the effect.

Watch Visconti's Various Eventide Appearances

 

Gear

Producer, mixer, engineer, musician

Bowie, T. Rex

Bio

Tony Visconti is a renowned, Grammy winning record producer, musician and singer. Since the late 1960s, he has worked with an array of performers, most notably David Bowie.  In August 1977 he invented a stunning recording technique while trying to record the final vocal track in David Bowie's "Heroes." Visconti set up three microphones in the hall of Berlin’s Hansa Studios, the first for Bowie to sing directly into, a second positioned about 15 feet away, and the third further back in the hall. Visconti placed gates on the second and third microphones set to open as Bowie sang louder and louder. This technique is the foundation of our Tverb plug-in which we designed in collaboration with Visconti.

"Little did I know that setting up three microphones in a very specific configuration 40 years ago would result in such a versatile plug-in for the new age of recording. Eventide’s Tverb is the result of a two-year collaboration between Eventide and me. This is not a one-trick-pony just to get the David Bowie ‘Heroes’ vocal effect. The applications are limitless. I love the dancing microphones." — Visconti

Visconti is a long time user of Eventide, dating back to the H910 Harmonizer, which he used to record Bowie's Low album and coined the phrase "F*cks with the Fabric of Time" to describe the effect.

Watch Visconti's Various Eventide Appearances

 

Gear

“MixingLink with insert control is the cleanest I’ve ever heard. I love it!”