Jakko Jakszyk has been talking about working on Bill Bruford’s forthcoming boxed set, Seems Like A Lifetime Ago.
Discussing his approach to remixing Feels Good To Me and One Of A Kind for surround sound, Jakko explains, “I used the original mixes as a guide and Bill handed over the whole 5.1 remix to me. It becomes an immersive experience. I’m not talking about flying instruments around 360 degrees. While that’s possible it’s also ridiculous...it’s all about sculpting the sound into three dimensions. The new versions of these albums sound much bigger, fatter and warmer and whilst I’m keen to take credit for that the reality is that this is Dave Stewart, Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth, and it’s not just about their playing abilities. It’s that they’ve got their sound together and what you need to do is replicate that and not mess about with it.”