Originally Posted by Chunky - Hellraizer
Do you do the studio work for al too?
I've never heard a song by Wierd Al that I didn't like or think was hilarious.
It's funby as Wierd Al has that 'novelty' label like you's aren't a real band yet you play a much more diverse list of styles than most bands and you's always absolute nail the sound.
Not easy to do.
So how much input do you have in the studio if it is you and do they ask you how to get the same sound on drums ad the song you're doing a parody of or is that the engineers job?
Bit of both I'd imagine.
Take care and keep it real!
Yep, all me on the records since 1980, and thanks!
The sounds are at least 90% me, and the rest is up to the engineer if necessary. I'm basically on my own in terms of sounds, whether it's acoustic drums & cymbals, or samples (I also do all of the drum programming/sound-design as required.)
We get plenty of respect, particularly from fellow recording artists. They know full well how difficult it can be recreating parts and sounds to the extent that we do. I was very flattered when one of my heroes said he couldn't do what I do, and another major drumming star said that I'm "a great drummer" :)