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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my alternative / new-age rock skills

produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered this one

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/song...songID=5433202

i know its not the regular cup of tea for around here, but i figure this is some of my best work and i want to see if other people agree

woot, and cheers!
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds Amazing.........How the hell do you get your vocals so great? any tips
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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the bass sounds big. the vocals sound great too.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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bass = direct in

vocals = at3035 ran flat, as much gain without clipping, compressed to hell and back, then your average reverb and some eq to remove bad qualities in the voice

dont forget the de-esser after the compressor
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Old June 9th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when i say compressed to hell and back, i mean

threshold : -40 db
ratio : 20:1
attack : 0.01 ms
release : 50 ms
make up gain : ~35 db
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the tips
you are a talent
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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First off my girl wants to know who the band is so she can buy the cd!!

Second this mix is fucking fabulous dude and I'm guessing you used pod xt again! Now on the bass direct what preamp did you use and any compression on the way in or did you after? I got a sansamp and I'm still slacking with my bass tones still

Yea dude also thanks for the vocal compression tip the vocals sound Gigantic!!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Man, this sounds great. I'm totally sold on an AT3035... you get the most amazing vocal tones out of that damn mic!

You consistently put out great sounding stuff, it's killer that you share tips like you do. Much appreciated, bro.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah know shit you should have a forum named after you ..
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Old June 10th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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First off my girl wants to know who the band is so she can buy the cd!!

Second this mix is fucking fabulous dude and I'm guessing you used pod xt again! Now on the bass direct what preamp did you use and any compression on the way in or did you after? I got a sansamp and I'm still slacking with my bass tones still

Yea dude also thanks for the vocal compression tip the vocals sound Gigantic!!
on this recording, we electrical taped a wire connecting the bass player to his ground cuz it was broken in the bass, and we ran direct into a firepod

i no longer use a firepod, and i get better bass tones with the rme direct in, which has a limiter built in

sometimes i use the great river too

i use a compression plugin, usually 1176

if there's a lot of flab, i use waves maxx bass and then weed the rest out with c4
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Old June 12th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds very, very good. Being the commercial bastard I am, I like this the most out of all the bands you've done (although that kind of music is very "2-years-ago", but you have nothing to do with that).

What de-esser are you using? I have very harsh sibilants in my own voice and it is always a struggle to reduce them.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah what frequencies are you dessing......i know the high stuff but how far do you go .....3000 and on?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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all said, while i really dig the radio compatible full blown autotune on before their eyes this time the longer held notes somehow don't fit. and wheres the acoustic touch you managed to pull off at least the chorus could use that allaroundyouwallofsound no ? they wanted it dry all the way ?

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i like it
all mixing's well done
and vocals is professional

what guitar setup you use?
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Sounds very, very good. Being the commercial bastard I am, I like this the most out of all the bands you've done (although that kind of music is very "2-years-ago", but you have nothing to do with that).

What de-esser are you using? I have very harsh sibilants in my own voice and it is always a struggle to reduce them.
try making your own with c4
but usually i just use the nuendo one, leave it on default and select male
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yeah what frequencies are you dessing......i know the high stuff but how far do you go .....3000 and on?
well im not sure what frequency the nuendo is active on, but i use it a lot
sometimes i get some takes that have too much ess action going on that even the nuendo desser cant fix

so i make my own with c4, and i usually just set the q really wide, and start with 5khz for the highest band
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all said, while i really dig the radio compatible full blown autotune on before their eyes this time the longer held notes somehow don't fit. and wheres the acoustic touch you managed to pull off at least the chorus could use that allaroundyouwallofsound no ? they wanted it dry all the way ?
acoustic doesnt belong in this song bro, and thats more of a production thing

the chorus sounds perfect in my opinion
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i like it
all mixing's well done
and vocals is professional

what guitar setup you use?
pod xt, not the pro on this recording (i now have a pod xt pro)

one take hard panned left, another hard panned right
choruses have a center guitar track for mono compatibility
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First off my girl wants to know who the band is so she can buy the cd!!

Second this mix is fucking fabulous dude and I'm guessing you used pod xt again! Now on the bass direct what preamp did you use and any compression on the way in or did you after? I got a sansamp and I'm still slacking with my bass tones still

Yea dude also thanks for the vocal compression tip the vocals sound Gigantic!!
the band is called seven days away

http://www.myspace.com/7daysaway

the cd comes out this year on wu-saw
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all said, while i really dig the radio compatible full blown autotune on before their eyes this time the longer held notes somehow don't fit. and wheres the acoustic touch you managed to pull off at least the chorus could use that allaroundyouwallofsound no ? they wanted it dry all the way ?
about the vocals and held notes, thats the way this dude sings, its weird to hear in person
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Old June 13th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Why did you use the normal podxt instead of the pro on this recording.. still sounds amazing just wondering why
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Old June 14th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Why did you use the normal podxt instead of the pro on this recording.. still sounds amazing just wondering why
i didnt have the pro yet bro

the pod xt pro is cleaner, cuz the spdif is digital and no noise like the trs cables will induce with the pod xt
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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I trade my soul for the podxt patch and post eq that you use on this song.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Again a really awesome mix..
Wow..you got talent.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Awesome, awesome mix! How long have you had your hand at this? Also I notice you pan your drums like me (unless of course it was just a left-handed drummer), you pan as if you're watching the drummer play and not taking the place of the drummer.
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