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On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
09-04-2018, 08:58 PM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2018 05:12 PM by Quetz.)
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On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
Hi there,

Thank you James for making this lovely song available for mix practice!
Really enjoyed it.

I put arrangement changes but it's really just a few little tweaks, but I constructed an intro to show off a little more cello, and also to demonstrate problems I was having with the guitars, which is why the eq moves around for the first few bars Smile

I decided early on that the cello was going to take centre-stage as much as possible (love cello!)

I used one reverb for all instruments and vocals, the Softube TSAR-1R, and used a UAD EMT 140 for a drum plate.
I sent the bass DI signal through an amp-sim then blended with the original.
Did the same with the cellos.

I revisited the guitars because I made a mess of them first time round, and tried to add back some warmth to the cello.

There's parallel compression on the drum bus, and I put Softube Tape on the drum bus as well.
Every channel was mixed through Console 1's SSL 4000E strips, and I mixed into the Drawmer S73 on the Mix bus, and slapped a Pultec plug over the mix buss as well.

That pretty much covers the breakdown!

Would love to hear what you think. Thanks!
edit: (updated mp3 10/07/18, in post below!)
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16-04-2018, 08:13 PM
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RE: On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
Very creative ideas here. And this mix sounds much better to me than the first one you posed.

I really like what you did with the breakdown after the instrumental verse and also the outro. I like the spirit of the intro, but it seems a bit long and might be more effective if you axed bars 5-8 and 13-16.

Cool stuff!

James May
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07-07-2018, 10:22 AM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2018 05:12 PM by Quetz.)
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RE: On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
(16-04-2018 08:13 PM)James May Wrote:  Very creative ideas here. And this mix sounds much better to me than the first one you posed.

I really like what you did with the breakdown after the instrumental verse and also the outro. I like the spirit of the intro, but it seems a bit long and might be more effective if you axed bars 5-8 and 13-16.

Cool stuff!

Hi James!

Thank you so much for commenting Smile
I apologise for such a delayed response, I had no idea you'd posted!
I agree that the intro could be more concise.
I've just been revisiting this song as it's a great learning tool - it's also a great song, which helps Wink
Here's a newer version of the mix, after having had some advice and guidance from a pro - it's getting closer to where I want it Smile

Hope you enjoy this one too.

Thanks James,

Quetz


.mp3   Quetz_J.May_On the Line_Revisit Updated.mp3 --  (Download: 10.75 MB)


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09-07-2018, 04:04 AM
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RE: On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
Hi Quetz

Really well assembled mix, very creative.

Great Job!

Cheers
KSmile

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10-07-2018, 05:09 PM
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RE: On the Line - arrangement changes and mix
(09-07-2018 04:04 AM)KMuzic Wrote:  Hi Quetz

Really well assembled mix, very creative.

Great Job!

Cheers
KSmile

Thanks for the positive comments - much appreciated Smile
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