Inside Evanescence Recording Gallery

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Inside Evanescence Recording Gallery

Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn played multiple guitars through a wide assortment of amps, including this Diezel.

Will Hunt plays a 26-inch kick drum, which Fig miked with a Sennheiser e 602 on one side and a FET 47 on the other. Toms were captured with AKG 451s set in hypercardioid.

Will Hunt plays a 26-inch kick drum, which Fig miked with a Sennheiser e 602 on one side and a FET 47 on the other. Toms were captured with AKG 451s set in hypercardioid.

The piano parts were recorded to tape, using multiple mics inside, a PZM on the floor beneath and AKG C-12s farther away. A harp also made its way onto the album.

Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn played multiple guitars through a wide assortment of amps, including this Marshall.

One of the Marshalls (2250 and JCM 800) used on the album. Favorite guitar mics on these sessions included Shure 57s (ol’ reliable), FET 47s, AKG 441s, Mojave Audio MA-100s and Sennheiser 421s.

The piano parts were recorded to tape, using multiple mics inside, a PZM on the floor beneath and AKG C-12s farther away.

The piano parts were recorded to tape, using multiple mics inside, a PZM on the floor beneath and AKG C-12s farther away.

The piano parts were recorded to tape, using multiple mics inside, a PZM on the floor beneath and AKG C-12s farther away.

The piano parts were recorded to tape, using multiple mics inside, a PZM on the floor beneath and AKG C-12s farther away.

Raskulinecz and Fig did a shootout to choose the right vocal mic for Lee—the winner was a long-body Neumann U47 that is, coincidentally, Blackbird owner John McBride’s favorite U47.

Raskulinecz and Fig did a shootout to choose the right vocal mic for Lee—the winner was a long-body Neumann U47 that is, coincidentally, Blackbird owner John McBride’s favorite U47.

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