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    Michaels House - final mix check

    HEY GREM! THANKS for the review.. yea, the harmony lead, i had to learn the harmony AFTER i did the solo! LOL it wasn't easy, cuz the fingering i chose to do the melody of the lead with, proved to be too weird to reproduce on the harmony... so i did it so it didn't line up properly, and gives the impression of a hot mess! LOL again.... which i kinda like, it's in keeping with the furious intent of that part of the song. i just can't decide if i have enough low end in the mix, i'm trying to keep it clean and punchy, but i don't want it too light weight.
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    Michaels House - final mix check

    https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/michaels-house-mix2 this is the vocal version (there is an instrumental version as well) of a song, that in a way, is kind of a eulogy for a friend. this will be on the upcoming bats brew album called "the wild animals" i'm looking to find out if the bass and drums are translating well or not, on different playback systems. tnx for help.
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    Alternative mix, Secrets (of the songs and dance)

    hey T, bose cans, check. hey harry! on drum tracks, i decided to use the room mics instead of 'verb', it sounded more natural to me. in the mix, tho, they sound pretty dry, but they would REALLY sound dry if i took those room mics off! i appreciate the comments, thanks john b, thank you for listening... vox NOT too loud, check, i ended up eq'ing them a bit, which also had me bring them up in the mix. i've been mixing pretty loud, i'll do my 'soft' mix check before i get them mastered. freddy, YEA! a bit different! LOL, appreciate the review and comments. sorry there, wook.... moving quick on these.
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    Alternative mix, Secrets (of the songs and dance)

    i'll take this one down tomorrow.
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    "The Wild Animals", mix ok?

    hey tom! sorry i missed this post, i had moved onto working on the secrets tune, and just had tunnel vision i guess!! LOL i DID end up working on that kick... i added some oomph at 55hz, and tweaked the beater click range around 2-3 khz to get it to stand out more at lower volumes. at least, that's what i hear at low volume, listening to other stuff... thanks for the input
  6. https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/secrets-mix-2 totally different approach on this one, i left the other one up (which i never do) to a/b the two mixes. this mix was faders down, start from scratch, spent about 45 minutes total on it. the original mix, 6 months worth of half hour increments...! LOL the diff on this one, is mostly where the synths are panned, and where the rhy guitars and solos are panned. all levels are new. i think i could STILL beef up the lows in the kick,and add a bit of meat to the primary synth line on the left. vox too loud?
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    Secrets (of the Songs and Dance)

    thanks for listening, T.... the synths are really tricky to mix, i co wrote this with a musician that goes by 'virtualan', he did the synths and programmed the drums, i did the rest, and wrote the lyric. i have 3 tracks of synths, but the main one is the one that carries the tune. i have a lot of guitar ear candy in there, but i mixed it all down, so that the synths rule, and the guitars are meant to draw the listener deeper into the mix, and not be obvious. the story, I got to thinking about aboriginal beats, for some reason.... something in the music that Virtualan (co-writer) offered up, drew me to this.... anyway, i found an aboriginal story, that has a tie-in to telling stories thru songs and dances.... the aboriginal people have this thing they call the dreaming: The Dreaming -- also means to 'see and understand the law' the Aborigines believe that the Ancestor Spirits came to the earth in human form and as they moved through the land, they created the animals, plants, rocks and other forms of the land that we know today. They also created the relationships between groups and individuals to the land, the animals and other people. Once the ancestor spirits had created the world, they changed into trees, the stars, rocks, watering holes or other objects. These are the sacred places of Aboriginal culture and have special properties. Because the ancestors did not disappear at the end of the Dreaming, but remained in these sacred sites, the Dreaming is never-ending, linking the past and the present, the people and the land. one of the most famous of these stories is the "Wagilag Sisters".... The Wagilag Sisters The story goes that the two Wagilag sisters, one of whom was pregnant, were fleeing their home and were being followed by clansmen. On their travels they come across many animals and plants and brought them in to life by naming them. Eventually, the Wagilag sisters set up camp beside a fertile waterhole at Mirarrmina. There, one of the sisters pollutes the waterhole and the pregnant sister gives birth, which causes Wititj the python to wake up angry and pissed off. Wititj creates a storm on emerging from the waterhole and attempts to wash the two Wagilag sisters in to the well with his downpour (the first monsoon). The two Wagilag sisters dance and sing sacred songs in an attempt to diffuse the situation and keep them safe, but when the sisters become too exhausted to continue, the python is able to swallow them up (including child and dog)! However, soon after, Wititj develops stomach pains and groans skywards above the land where he attracts the attention of other great snakes who also rise up in to the sky. The great snakes talk and they discover they all have different names but they wonder why the python is ill. Realizing he made a mistake, Wititj lies about what he has just eaten but the pain becomes so unbearable Wititj falls back to the land and vomits up the sisters who regain their life from the stinging bites of caterpillars. Undeterred, Wititj beats them with clapsticks and eats them again. Later, the Wagilag sister's clansmen, asleep in the hollow left by the python's fall, were visited in their dreams by the sisters who revealed to the clansmen the secrets of the songs and dances which had been performed in an effort to stop the rainstorm. leads to my version of the story: : "the secrets of the songs and dance" 2 sisters, 1 with child runs away to trees and water in the wild birth of a child brings out the snake, and both their lives it will take rain and song to no avail, both are swallowed inside the tail snake does lie about the meal, the caterpillar bites to heal eaten again, and snake is gone, the dreams reveal before the dawn--- the secrets of the songs and dance... secrets of the songs and dance... the secrets of the songs and dance.
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    Just got my first headphone amp

    another reason i love my RME Babyface Pro... excellent headphone driver.
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    Secrets (of the Songs and Dance)

    https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/secrets working on final mix on this one, it's a tricky one, because of the synths. looking for mix issues and translation issues. my short list: 1. vox too loud or too bright. 2. synth needs more meat, or maybe, roll off the high end to make it a bit warmer and bring it up. 3. rhy. guitars too edgy. got any ideas on this one? tnx in advance.
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    "The Wild Animals", mix ok?

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    "The Wild Animals", mix ok?

    hey freddy! hey, thanks for the words of encouragement... it's lonely out here in space. LOL
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    "The Wild Animals", mix ok?

    hey grem! glad you caught this one, i'm moving quick now... i'm getting consensus on the drum mix being a bit low, tho it's kicking on my system, i'm guessing i've got some bass freqs masking drums. but it's got to be driving on the bass, so that's the area i'll concentrate on. the lyrics are basically about how big pharma, doctors, the fda, and stockholders, are phucking over americans with the prescription drugs. especially the opioids. "it's a cautionary tale..." thanks for listening grem.
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    "The Wild Animals", mix ok?

    this is my last mix on this one, as i wrap up final mixes on 8 new tunes for a new album. looking for how this translates on your playback, particularly, if the kick and bass guitar are coming across good. tnx. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zuks1u56mkke6kv/WILD ANIMALS-5.wav?dl=0
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    "World's goin Down" - new bats brew song

    well, i DID post this last thursday... and only got two reviews, so it was time.
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    "World's goin Down" - new bats brew song

    ok, took this one down, i'll post a new version a bit later
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