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How I Got That Sound: John Feldman

The Used ‘The Taste Of Ink’ By Joe Matera
Published January 2023

How I Got That Sound

While having served as the founding lead vocalist and guitarist for American ska‑punk rockers Goldfinger since the early 1990s, John Feldmann has also etched out a successful career as an in‑demand producer and mixing engineer. He has worked with the likes of Korn, Blink‑182, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Biffy Clyro, the Used, and most recently with Canadian pop‑punk rocker Avril Lavigne. Here, he details how he got his favourite vocal sound on the Used’s 2002 debut single ‘The Taste Of Ink’.

With Intent

How I Got That Sound: John Feldman“I chose this track because of the unique vocal sound. At that point in my career, I had only produced the Goldfinger records, signed two bands, and the Used were the third band I had produced. In the studio I was experimenting with a lot of...

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