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Author Topic: Looking out  (Read 5713 times)

March 08, 2011, 04:55:02 AM
Hi all,

Ok, here's a rough mix :

http://nicksevilla.com/music/LookingOut-NOEQPLEASEMIX.mp3

What I did :

1.- Only processing on the drums was a limiter on the kick, to give it more "uumphh", and a little mid EQ bite on the cymbals to get them to cut through better.
2.- Ac Gtrs got a PuigChild limiter, and a API 550b EQ, only limiting about 5 dB max on peaks, and setting the release to be close to the music tempo, but not exact. EQ was just some EQ to bring out the midrange a bit.
3.- New electric bass. DI through an Allen & Heath GL2800-32, then to an LA2A compressor. No EQ used. Then another PuigChild limiter, only used on the louder notes, otherwise not limiting.
4.- All BeeGees got bussed to a stereo compressor, the Kramer PIE, plus an API 550b EQ to get rid of some muddiness, and bring out the top end.
5.- E Gtr used also a PuigChild, again only limiting the larger louder peaks, set differently than the ac gtrs, with a slower release. I did not add EQ to this.
Lead Voice had another PIE compressor, pretty heavy, about 6-8 dB max compression, and fast release. I also EQ'd with an API 560b, to get some definition.
6.- I took out a few notes of the electric guitar on the Chorus, to clean that up.

Cheers

March 08, 2011, 05:58:50 PM

Not a bad mix noeq... 8)

Ive been working on a mix with Realmusicians Drums as well however this is a tough one to mix.

In case anyone wants to know...here are the chords for the bridge part.

Play twice

E--- 0---0------------
B----0---1----------
G----0---0---------
D--- 2---2-------------
A----2---3------------
E----0----------------

Play 3 times

E---2----------------
B---3---3------------
G---2---0-----------
D---0----------------
A-------3------------
E--------------------

(Csus2)

E--2-2-2-2----3----------------------------
B--3-3-3-3----3-----------------------
G--2-2-2-2----5-------------------------
D--0-0-0-0----5--------------------------
A--------------3-------------------------
E--------------------------


March 09, 2011, 04:15:52 AM
Not a bad mix noeq... 8)
Ive been working on a mix with Realmusicians Drums as well however this is a tough one to mix.

Hi Vincent,
Thanks for the good comment on the rough mix. I have not done a "proper" mix yet, in case there are any more parts anyone else is interested in adding.
I'll wait until the weekend, and if there is no more, I'll mix it properly. Let me know about the drums, how you'd like them to sound. I am imagining them back, not too "present", more felt than really clearly heard. This would keep the organic acoustic in the foreground with the vocal.

Cheers

March 14, 2011, 05:38:32 AM

Not sure what else this song needs...perhaps some keys...I even think sax would fit well in this song.

Im on the lookout for more auditions at this site and over at MCS as well.

http://www.musicianscollaboration.com/forum/

This song has been sitting around for a while so Im willing to wait for the right finishing touches to finish...hopfully its sooner than later.

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March 15, 2011, 03:58:57 AM

Quote
Not sure what else this song needs...perhaps some keys...
This song has been sitting around for a while so I'm willing to wait for the right finishing touches to finish


I agree it still needs some work to finish it off.
The chorus needs some type of build, I was planning on adding some keys or backing guitar in those areas.
But I'm having trouble finding the time, I'm in the middle of a big move  :-\

March 16, 2011, 02:12:28 AM
Hi,

I got a few (3) licks for the bridge part.
I used my Strat which I just got back from my friend Tom Kelley who is a GENIUS when it comes to guitars, especially Stratocasters.
I had it painted by another good friend of mine, Autumn Rain Turkel, in oil.

The Mix :
http://nicksevilla.com/music/LookingOut-NOEQPLEASEMIX_02.mp3

The bridge strat guitar part:
http://nicksevilla.com/music/LO_Bridge_Strat_Licks-NOEQPLEASE.wav

I now have to play guitar for the next few weeks, during all my spare time... bye bye sleep!!!




March 16, 2011, 05:20:55 AM

Nice guitar Noeq.

Im drooling over the mixing gear in behind as well...I dont have any outboard gear at all.

Mix sounds pretty good considering the quality of the acoustic recording tracks...lots of background noise.

I need better recording mics...I think the acoustic was recorded with an Apex 435 about a year ago.

I have a few mics...couple sm57s and some Apex stuff however I need some better quality mics in the near future.




March 16, 2011, 03:12:24 PM

Nice guitar Noeq.
Im drooling over the mixing gear in behind as well...I dont have any outboard gear at all.
Mix sounds pretty good considering the quality of the acoustic recording tracks...lots of background noise.
I need better recording mics...I think the acoustic was recorded with an Apex 435 about a year ago.
I have a few mics...couple sm57s and some Apex stuff however I need some better quality mics in the near future.

Hi Vincent,
Thanks for the compliments... I have been engineering for a while now, thus the nice collection of gear.
The mixes I have put up here mostly are ITB, except when using anything labeled LA2A, or 1176... those are the real ones I have.
As far as mics... when you're ready to consider buying some, let me know, so I can offer some tips.
Cheers

March 25, 2011, 09:17:12 AM
Hi All,

I am posting my added tracks to this song, and the latest rough mix.
The archive contains an electric bass, two electric guitars, and two synths.

http://nicksevilla.com/music/LookingOut-NOEQPLEASEMIX3.mp3

http://nicksevilla.com/music/MixOffORG_Collabo_Looking_Out.zip

August 07, 2013, 09:34:54 AM
Updated version of song

300 Bpm

Looking for drums,better bass,keys.better singer if they show up.