I can´t hide my fascination for this visionary and master musician for years. Daniel Lanois is not only a great producer of respected artists (such as Peter Gabriel, Neil Young or Willie Nelson) but one of the living musician who has been able to create a personal sound.
It´s nice to see how people are still using (at least in a gig) and trusting in the old school sound
All his productions has his personal signature, such a particular clean sound guitar or an etheral reverb in the backgroudn. In fact, all his compositions seems to have an own life and sound as a part of a whole concept.
Far from our beliefs about the use of sofisticated gear and tools (let´s think about iPads or Vst instrumets), Lanois is still using old machines and dirty synths from the ´70s and ´80s when he wants to create his personal atmospheric tone. It´s nice to see how people are still using (at least in a gig) and trusting in the old school sound. It´s very easy to create Lanoi´s sound with my digital Fractal AXE 2 (the best Guitar FX Processor ever made), as million of guitarist do, sharing his presets in specialized forums but we won´t never sound like him.