Epica – The Holographic Principle
The bombastic arrangement of this symphonic metal album also includes sitar and electric sitar. Those are the instruments I recorded with string guru Jack Pisters.
It was quite a challenge for both of us, because the parts were quite sophisticated and the sitar had to be tuned differently for several songs. That day I learned that tuning a sitar is a very delicate and time consuming process. I believe we entered the Matrix Studio at 2pm and left at six in the morning. The producer Joost van den Broek was very happy with the result and said he could mix it in without any processing.