My philosophy consists in supporting artist’s vision on his own songs adding my taste that gravitates in various musical genres (pop, rock, blues, alternative). I have improved my sound after many years of experience, therefore I felt the need to have more colors in my hands rather than a standard console.
I mixed for about ten years with my SSL9000J and after working with Michael Brauer, I have perfected a very complex multi-buss technique, managing the arrangement parts in submixed groups. Then I understood that having a modular system would be more powerful in my way of developing sound. Instead of being restricted to one predominant sound I could mix and match various sonic “flavors”. My new setting has a modern approach consisting in classic analog and state of the art digital technologies that I call “Noah Hybrid System”.
This unique “mixer” utilizes many summing amps to have a signal flow configuration with 96 channels of analog sum interspersed with dozens of analog outboard gear to combine pristine mastering quality tone and thick warm vintage sounds. The result is a sonic signature that has the best of analog tones with a minimal wiring and very low noise due to the highest sound quality.
– Chandler Limited EMI Mixer – 16×2
– Inward Connections Mix 690 – 16×2
– Burl B32 Vancouver – 32×2
– Roll Folcrom + 2 Chandler EMI Redd.47 – 16×2
– Vintage Electrodyne – 8×2
– Custom M80 – 8×2
Alternatively, when I feel the need, I use the vintage SSL4048E/G in the Brown control room.
Walter uses especially modified and old vintage mics to have always “not obvious sounds”. Mods by Josephson, Steve Sank, Michael Joly, Stewart Tavener, Clarence Kane, others…
The full list is on “live room & mics” page