Throughout his career and long professional relationship with jazz legend Herbie Hancock, veteran engineer Khaliq Glover has always adopted the latest in audio technology. For Hancock’s latest album, that technology included the Eventide Anthology plug-ins bundle.
Glover reportedly selected the Anthology bundle for its comprehensive packaging of plug-ins based on legendary Eventide algorithms. “I owned one of the first H3000 boxes,” said Glover, “so I knew the plug-ins would give me the wide array of effects and options I’ve come to rely on from Eventide. Even the faceplate was a great translation from the hardware. We were doing a lot of tracks in a short time. So, having a powerful tool I felt comfortable with made the process easy.
“We used Octavox on background vocals to create a plusher soundscape and the Omnipressor to balance some of the instruments,” he continues. “The Factory plug-in was great for recreating those unique, personal sounds I perfected on the H3000, stacking effect on effect. It let me keep my signature sounds in a software setting. I can’t wait to spend more time with them and get more familiar with the sonics of them all.
“With the Anthology plug-ins, I would simply show up at Herbie’s studio, access my iLok account, and then be up and running with my setup—we started on my HD rig.”
Hancock’s new album, due out in the early fall, features guests such as John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Raul Midon, Joss Stone, Trey Anastasio, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox and others. The album will be distributed through the Starbucks and Hear Music program.
For more information on Eventide’s Anthology plug, visit www.eventide.com.