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my thoughts on this track
01-04-2017, 05:20 PM
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my thoughts on this track
I thought I'd share a few thoughts which might be informative for mixing this song.

By way of background, this track comes from the my first album release, and is almost exactly 8 years old now! All of the instruments were were tracked to 24trk analog tape. The tracks were transferred to digital, edited, and then the vocals were sung into a very special old Neumann U48. Wish I owned that one!

There is obviously a lot going on with all the instruments. I like all the parts, but the arrangement is probably too busy. When we mixed it the first time, we did pare down quite a bit. There is a spot where we muted the drums.

So besides mixing, this track is an opportunity to make some artistic arrangement decisions. Have fun.

James May
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19-04-2017, 05:44 AM (This post was last modified: 19-04-2017 05:59 AM by javierpg84.)
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RE: my thoughts on this track
Hello James:

I loved to re-mix your song. Thank you for submitting it for us. I want to ask you a few engineering related questions, if its ok with you.

1-Do you recall how the session was arranged inside the studio, specifically the position of the band inside the studio or it was done overdubbing?

2-Do you ,or your engineer, used compression and eq when tracking or just used mics and mics pre's to obtain what we heard on the tracks?

3-Finally, as an artist and performer, what would you say it makes a good tracking experience in a studio?

Thank you again for your time and for your music.
Sincerely,

Javier
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