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  1. batsbrew

    "Secrets (of the songs and dance)"

    hey spak! i don't know about no money!! but hey, thanks for commenting! great daryl, for the comment and insight, i don't mix synths this intense very often, this is a collab with virtualan, and i may even edit out some of the other backing tracks in a few places to let the synths fly a little more upfront. this was a b!tch to mix! hi wook, thanks for listening and the comments on what works, what doesn't... funny my singing came across as 'screaming', i was actually trying to lay up!! hehehh the synths were done by my friend virtualan, this being a collab similar to the one you and i did, and i'm not sure what he used... there are actually two synth lead tracks, one is a low end track, and a 3rd track that is a synth pad track, that offers up all the nice ear candy throughout... the digireedoo was a 'found' loop, and i just doubled it up and edited it for the fade in/out since the subject matter is about original aborigines, i thought the digiree was a proper nod.
  2. batsbrew

    "Secrets (of the songs and dance)"

    hey kloon! thanks for the feedback, and by the way, what GENRE is this? i haven't a clue
  3. batsbrew

    "Secrets (of the songs and dance)"

    "Secrets (of the songs and dance)" https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/secrets-4 this is my second mix of this new tune.. i posted the first one some months back. i've done many versions of this, mix wise...but this is the closest i've gotten to what i want. questions: how does the bass guitar track translate? does the synth stand out where it should, lay back where it should? are the vox good where they are? more dry, more effects? tnx in advance for any help. this has been a really hard mix for me.
  4. why not? those are all legit sound interfaces. and there were high level pro tape decks long before 4-tracks were available.
  5. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    sorry pastor, i took this down 5 days ago. when i'm actively working on a mix, i get some ideas from folks, and quickly move on to the next mix. i've finished re-mixing this one already, but have started mixing a new song, which i will post soon...
  6. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    i dig that you are looking to help me improve the mix, and i'm looking for some 'warmth' that i missed on some of the tracks... i HAVE found some freqs on certain parts, that i can add some richness into, without adding mud. sometimes the choices of thinner tracks is in the overall clarity of a track, but it's good to get different perspectives all the same.
  7. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    wow, hadn't thought about wishbone ash in a long time....i used to have a couple of albums by them, good band thanks nigel vocals more present, check! i was worried about sibilance , from adding that aggressive limiting amplifier effect.. the lead is mono, but i have 6-8 harmony parts that are all panned hard left and right, so there SHOULD be a strong stereo mix effect on the backups.. thanks so much john b, appreciate it
  8. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    grem, this particular drum track was created using Sony Acid. typically, i use Superior Drummer 3 for all my current drum tracks. i use a live drummer whenever i can
  9. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    thanks for the comments myriad.... vintage is good to my ears. i tend to write groups of songs intended to be listened to continuously, album style, and the modern approach is a bit fatiguing. i'm looking at the curve, above, and not seeing where the freqs are the really need thickening in the low mids, already looks pretty balanced. i might go back and beef up invidual tracks, and see if that collectively does the trick. hi Kloon, thanks for listening...... vocals level up, check! there are some spots where that can happen and not step on anything, i'll do some more tweaking. hey wookiee! thanks for the kind words man, appreciate it.
  10. TEAC X10 then this: then this: then my first digital interface: the beginning of the descent down the rabbit hole.
  11. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    thanks grem! the drums were definitely programmed, but using a very loose loop, and i typically do stuff to drums, to push them faster or make them slower at certain change-ups of the song, just the way i would direct a live drummer to do, to make the song breathe.
  12. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    haha, tom, better singer.... i like geddy! wifey can't stand him... lead vocals were recorded very straightfoward, shure ksm44 into a RME babyface pro. very conservative with the levels, i think i register about -18 rms, and maybe -8db on the peaks. everything else added after. i run the vocal thru a parametric EQ, and high pass the low end around 150hz, and tweak freqs for clarity and mud, and then hit a 1176 emulation pretty hard (waves cla-76). i think this lead vox has slapback delay, but no verb? and yes, the lead vox was doubled on this one, and is blended in barely under it, and not on every line.
  13. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    hey lynn! so glad you dig this stuff, that's really what i'm trying to do with this group of songs, uplift. and it's good to know the mix is translating on your playback, so thanks for that
  14. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    here it is easier to see.
  15. batsbrew

    "On Your Way"

    hey steve! thanks for listening eq thin? hm, not sure how/where to correct that, or even what freqs to look at. now, the guitars , especially during the first part, use a 'thin' tone to start with, without a lot of drive, that is by choice... maybe eq'ing the vox could thicken things a bit? here's the curve of the song: song curve
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