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few . I ’ ve been using an [ Apogee ] Duet 2 for a long time , but I ’ m ready to move to something bigger than that . I will make that decision in the next couple of weeks for what I ’ m going to go with .
PHOTO : LISA MACINTOSH PHOTO : PEXELS FROM PIXABAY
HILL KOURKOUTIS
Hill Kourkoutis is a multi-instrumentalist , as well as a producer , mixer and sound engineer . In 2022 , she became the first woman to receive a Juno Award nomination for Recording Engineer of the Year . In addition to creating her own music and producing work for several other artists , she was the guitarist in the house band on CTV ’ s The Launch .
CM : Could you run me through your usual guitar rig set-up ?
Hill Kourkoutis : In the studio , I have all of my many pedals set-up with the option of routing them directly through my UA Apollo system via the Unison amps or through my Fender ’ 59 Bassman , which is usually mic ’ d with a ribbon and / or dynamic mic . Tone options are very important to me so I have about a dozen guitars to choose from depending on the music I ’ m working on .
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