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Garbage Gets Smart for New Album

Garbage’s longtime engineer, Billy Bush, recently wrapped up the band’s latest album, Bleed Like Me, which hit the U.S. April 12. The group recorded at Smart Studios, co-owned by Garbage member/producer Butch Vig, located in Madison, Wis.

Smart’s tracking room features a vintage Trident A Range 40-input console, Pro Tools HD3 Accel and a wide range of outboard gear, including the recently purchase Eventide H8000A processor. “We’ve been using Eventide effects forever. We have three H3000s in the studio, use an Eclipse™ for live shows, and I have one of the first Orville™ units ever made—probably serial number 00002,” jokes Bush.

“I do a lot of analog processing,” he adds. “The H8000A gave me the horsepower I needed to run more complex algorithms using both processing engines together on massive effects.”

In addition to the recent H8000A, Bush has also embraced Eventide’s fast-growing plug-ins products for Digidesign TDM Pro Tools. “I picked up the Band Delays plug-in this fall and it became a quick staple to my work,” says Bush. “All the Eventide Pro Tools plug-ins are the bomb. They’ve got all the functions of the hardware units I’ve used for years in a software application without compromising a thing.”

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