"A lot of my production is about trying to hear what the musician is trying to accomplish. And if I think the idea they are going for is really great, then let’s try to enhance that and pull it even further. But I’m not going to be like, “I know you like to use that reverb, but I have something better for you.” I’m not going to do that, because people are attached to that, and it means something to them. They’re the creator; I’m helping guide. If the performance is there, that speaks louder than any U47 Microphone you put on the vocal with the NEVE 1083 Pre-Amp and the Sta-Level Compressor. You could have like $12,000 worth of gear in the vocal chain, but fuck that. That shouldn’t do anything."