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KVRAF
3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:29 pm

Not the title of this track, but rather the philosophy behind the production.
Usually, I mix a track such that it may appeal to other listeners. This time around, I mixed this track, as the subject says, with no compromises.
So it's too long, way too compressed, and I mean squashed flat, and probably too hot, and I mean, burnt to a crisp.
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Channel strips on every track (Waves TG12345) and compressors (Waves RS124) and EQ (REDD 37/51/17) on all the groups, Waves TG Mastering, SIR Standard clipper and 3, no 4, limiters on the stereo out.
GrooveAgent on the drums, AmpleSound Les Paul on the lead guitars, Shreddage 2 on the rhythm and riff guitars, AmpleSound Jaco bass, The Ladies, and everything else is HALion.
Various amp sims, Valhalla VintageVerb, Satin for echo duties.
I think that's it.

Ths final final mixes.
The "radio edit":
https://soundcloud.com/googly-smythe/19 ... radio-edit
The "album version":
https://soundcloud.com/googly-smythe/19 ... romise-mix
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The original, for comparison.
https://soundcloud.com/googly-smythe/19 ... -gone-band
Last edited by Googly Smythe on Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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KVRian
966 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:40 pm

Well I was about to curl up in bed and saw that you'd posted, so had a quick listen...

Hmmm...might NOT be settling down quite yet...now utterly pumped full of adrenalin! :ud: 8) :roll: :help:

Loved the track - great overall vibe...fabulous riffs and melodies...wonderful changes in texture and tempo and well judged solo sections.

Listened to both...I definitely prefer the original...more life and energy in it for me and some how the 'edit' seemed to flow better but WGAF either way...GREAT MUSIC!

One more listen...and I hope the hearing continues to recover!!!
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRAF

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3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:39 pm

Hey there, didn't notice until today that you'd commented. To be honest, I wasn't expecting any one to listen after that warning I gave, about the amount of compression I used, deliberately, I might add!
Glad you liked it. I shall do a "compromised" final version, hopefully sometime soon. (Only 3 limiters, maybe!) :tu:
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KVRian
660 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from C@L

Post Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:53 am

I really enjoy your music!

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KVRAF

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3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:55 am

thenumber23 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:53 am
I really enjoy your music!
:tu:
('Cause it's damn good!! Ha ha!) :D
Seriously, thanks for your support. :tu:
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KVRAF

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3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:15 pm

I spent the afternoon making this video out of stuff on utoob.
It's also the final final mix.
Except for the single version. Coming your way soon!
https://youtu.be/6dMzat7osGQ
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KVRAF

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3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:01 pm

Added the short version to the op.
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KVRAF
3625 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:06 am

Whoa! Good job on that! :hail:

KVRAF
1572 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:01 am

i like it! really great! compressed to hell! and great composition/play etc. etc.
take me as apple as reed-son as flesh-icon, immediately
shits the wise man. hero and blind. take me as
stick as tongue as dog... https://soundcloud.com/sada-exposada

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KVRAF

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3124 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am

Thanks, guys, glad you enjoyed it. :tu: :party:
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KVRer
2 posts since 18 Dec, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:15 am

Nice job! I also prefer the original, a little more dynamics in it.

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