The Secrets Of Nin's Pretty Hate Machine

This interview goes into detail about how Trent produced PHM… down to tech specs and sample sources. Interesting fact: the “synth” melody at the end of Terrible Lie is actually a distorted woodblock sample that’s been pitched down 2 octaves :huh:

Thank you very much for sharing this! Incredible article. I played this album every change I had. Sounds just as good now as it did when it was released. Listening to it now as a matter of fact.

S950 (gag I used to use that!). Difference is I could never get that gear to sound 10% as well as Reznor…

actually it was quite obvious when i first heard this song.
probably i distort and downpitch too much as well :D