“The one thing we used as a tool [in the studio] that was very beneficial in getting this record done in the time was the Kemper Profiling amp. It’s technology we’ve stumbled on to and it profiles the sound, frequency and signal chain. So say you go in the studio and take an amp, head and cabinet and run through the board to preamps - you take that chain and you’re able to copy that exact sound into this little robot!
“Jake and I were able to capture the sound of every amp that we had in the studio. We spent a day just getting tones, just getting really good tones. We took those into Jake’s home studio and did most of the guitars there.
“That enabled us to get all of the guitar work done while they were doing vocals in the studio, so we could multi task. I did most of the orchestration in my home studio and did a lot of strings while Jake was doing guitar at his studio and they were doing vocals. We were able to get a lot done in two months. I think most people would spend six months to a year doing the amount of work we did.”