Pedaling Prince
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Date of Birth: 01-07-1972 (52 years old)
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Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bio: I am an aspiring filmmaker/audio engineer currently working towards opening and running a film/video/audio production company Pedaling Prince Pictures.

I am self-taught both in video/film editing and audio engineering, having been experimenting with audio and video since my teen years back in the 1980s.

My guiding principle in mixing I call the "principle of least treatment." In general, I go as gently as possible on all processing, using only the minimum EQ, automation and compression necessary to get everything to blend smoothly, and under no circumstances do I EVER apply processing or compression of ANY kind at the mastering stage; my goal is to preserve 100% of the dynamics of the original recording.

Having heard the crystal clean sound of CDs from the earliest days of consumer digital sound in the 1980s, comparing it to the overprocessed, overcompressed mess many commercial mixes are today, I have come to believe that current mixing techniques rely too heavily on processing, particularly in the use/abuse of dynamic range compression in mastering.

I originally came to the Mixing Secrets Multitrack library looking for a few songs to mix myself, testing my theory. I was surprised and pleased at the incredibly high quality of most of the raw session recordings on the site, particularly the Telefunken microphone demos. I now have a collection of 124 of my own mixes pulled from the site that finally measure up to the kind of sound I've been looking for.

The only problem now is that mixes of some of my favorite songs now sound brassy and harsh to my ears. I'd love to get my hands on some of Meat Loaf's original multitracks, particularly for Bat Out of Hell III (you can really hear the differences in mastering techniques over the years if you listen to the original mixes of the three Bat Out of Hell albums :)).

I joined this forum in order to get all of YOUR thoughts on what I've done with these multitracks. Criticism is welcome so long as its polite and constructive. :)

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