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Wow! Major bummer, I live saw them live close to a dozen times, and actually. the first time John Rutsey was still the drummer! R.I.P.
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Posted January 2
Hey, Tom, Happy New Year, buddy!😁
Thank you, sir, for lending your always great ears, input, observations and very kind comments to this test mix for me! I truly appreciate it!👍
Yep, as I mentioned to Harry above, I've been having a bit of trouble on my last few mixes with getting the EQ on the Bass tweaked just right to the point where there's enough clarity and definition without totally losing all of the low end punch. This always seems to happen after taking a few months off from recording. In a couple of weeks I should be able to start squeezing in some more studio time, and be able to hopefully start getting my "studio ears" back. I'm really looking forward to that and being able to spend some more time here on the forum!😀
Yes, sir, you are correct. I usually pan the main rhythm guitars hard left and right, playing different guitars through different amps for both sides, and then send them to reverb and delay busses each processed separately. For most stuff, I usually use a slightly different version of LCR panning, with L - LC - C - RC - R. Usually, I leave the center for the vocals, bass guitar and drums, the hard left and right for the main rhythm instruments, and left center and right center for "sweetening" tracks like clean guitars, keyboards, backing vocal pads, etc. Sometimes I have to shift things around a little using Channel Tools or similar plugins, but that's pretty much my usual panning setup.
Thanks again, Tom, I'm grateful for your friendship and support here on the forum, Happy New Year!😀
Posted December 31, 2019
Posted December 30, 2019
How are you, buddy? Hope you had a great Christmas and are getting ready for a Rocking New Year!😀
Thanks for giving this a listen, and for your valuable input and kind comments! I really appreciate your observations about the bass because on my last few previous mixes I had the same problem with the bass lacking definition and being a bit muddy.
I've run into that problem in the past when I use my 5-String Bass and don't have the EQ set quite right, it overlaps a bit with the deep down-tuned guitars and blankets the entire mix. I will definitely make some EQ adjustments to try to clear up the low end for the new mix, which will be posted soon.👍
Thanks again, Harry, greatly appreciated, and have a fantastic new year!😀
Posted December 29, 2019
Posted December 28, 2019
Hope you had a great Christmas and are gearing up for a Happy New Year!😀
Big thanks, Daryl, I truly appreciate your excellent ears, always good input and advice, and especially your friendship and support. You've always been one of the good guys here and on the original forum, and the quality of your work is always top notch! I really enjoyed your recent Pretenders holiday cover, super stuff!👍
I'm hoping to get the pops and clicks out of this one over the next few days and to post the new mix soon. I'm really looking forward to mid January when things slow down a bit so I can get more time in the studio and be able to put more focus on music again!
Thanks again, and Happy New Year to you and the Mrs.!😀
Posted December 26, 2019
Posted December 24, 2019
I just wanted to pop into the Coffee House to wish a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to all of the Coffee House crew!😀
Sincere Best Wishes to all!😀
Hey, David, how are you, buddy? Hope you're doing great!👍😀
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this song for me, and also for your input, observations and very kind words of encouragement!
I really appreciate your friendship and support, and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!😀
Have a good one!
How are you, buddy? Hope you're gearing up for a great holiday season!😀
Big thanks for giving this a listen for me, and also for your always good input, and very encouraging comments!
I truly appreciate your input, observations and suggestions on my stuff, because you always have extremely well crafted songs with excellent playing and production. Your new post, "I Failed to See" was great, and the title track form your new album, "A Gray Colored Sky" is pure dynamite!👍
Thanks again for your support and friendship on the forum, Doug, truly appreciated, my friend!👍😀
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Posted December 23, 2019
Thanks a bunch for giving this a listen for me, and for your input, good suggestion and encouraging comments! Greatly appreciated!😀
I'll definitely check out my LPFs, I usually have a Low Pass on each track preset to various degrees, but I was in such a rush to try to get a preliminary mix, that due to time constraints, I basically left them set at my usual defaults. I'll be sure to tweak the EQs for the remix, which will be coming soon.👍 I can't wait to get some time after the holidays are over to get back in the studio and really dig in!
Thanks again for your input and observations, that's what makes this forum such a great place!😀
It's really great to see you back around on the forum, buddy!👍😀
Nice job on this tasty holiday classic cover! Excellent playing, as always, and the video was fun to watch with the background displaying some really cool Christmas spirit!
Excellent stuff, Wayne, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!😀
Posted December 22, 2019
Hey, How are you, buddy? Hope you're doing great!👍😀
Thanks so much for giving this a listen for me, and for your always good input and observations, and also for your very kind words of encouragement!
I'm hoping to be able to touch up the rest of the small timing issues and the rest of the "Jiffy Pops", LOL, 😁and get the remix posted soon.
I truly appreciate you lending me your ears, and I'm very grateful for your input, support and friendship here on the forum!
Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!😀
Posted December 21, 2019