Just a quick note to say thanks very much for all of your efforts. We do take your feedback as it is intended and overall, it's been a pleasure! In particular -
Mike - You have gone through a soul crushing amount of mixes with humour, good grace and a willingness to really give all contributors a chunk of your time. From YG's perspective, it's pretty clear to see why you have such a great track record in the industry. You have been a class act and it is much appreciated.
Martin - We were just so impressed by the clarity and energy of your mix. It made us feel like we were having one of those rare live shows where all the pieces come together and the sound is perfect. I think most of us know it's those brief and infrequent moments that keep us going as musicians and it's a compliment to your approach that you captured such great energy for us.
Malcom - Just in response to your comments, we viewed your mix as innovative, clever and very well executed. Rather than feeling that your mix deviated too far from the brief, I would actually say that you demonstrated a really rich and creative ability to shape our song. That was a big part of the brief and you nailed it. You clearly have a great skill set and we know a revision process with you would uncover a massive, distinctive sounding track.
Andrew - You already know we have a great amount of respect for your ears, approach and patience. As the guy who has mixed the rest of our EP and done a superb job, YG have to admit that any direction too deep in the "grit" territory has happened because we demanded it
Thanks for putting up the mix that kicked this contest off. The quality of this mix stood up alongside 65 others. Thats pretty impressive I think.
So, in the end, we chose what we felt was a brilliant reflection of us as a raw, live band. It's interesting that all three mixers have shown distinct styles and all three have done an exceptional job. We'd happily work with each of you again.
Anyway, we continue to write new tunes and are already on our way to writing a second EP. Our live show is really where much of this music makes the most sense but we are learning a great deal and sooner or later I think we'll nail a studio release that gets all of the YG elements right. Even if we don't, it's a lot of fun attempting it