This is a small clip from the Mix Magazine iinterview with Dallas Austin
HOW HAS THE ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CHANGED THE WAY YOU WORK,SINCE YOU STARTED PRODUCING?
DALLAS: It's amazing! I've been doing production for the last 12 or 13 years. So I did get to see the Aeroware. You would have to splice tape, and (Laughs) to do an edit would take us days, man! Splicing and splicing...you were sitting there for like a week doing this one drum edit. So now, with Pro Tools, it's crazy, it saves you so much time and so much money. It's funny in working with Stevie Nicks, I asked her, "So do you want me to fly your guys vocals, or do you guys sing them down?" And she was like, "Fly'em?" she was like, "No, we just go in there, all three of us at once, and we'll sing em all the way down, and go in and do other parts. And we'll stack em at that point, or something." And I said "oh, that's cool." And they was like "But you guys fly them down?" and I was like, "Yeah, we take eight bars in and move those through the song, and that takes us five minutes. They've been recording since '78. I've been learning. I was eight years old trying to figure it out. So just the difference in my technique and her technique, or Fleetwood Mac's technique, is really interesting, and it's working really great.
Thanks to Joe Piro for sending this to the Nicks Fix