A little patch of “Blue Sky”.......
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A little patch of “Blue Sky”.......

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In my mixes, it’s important for me to have a little patch of “Blue Sky”, (A bit of absolute sonic reality) in the mix, to ground the ear, so to speak!!!

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I'd love you to give an example... do you mean, like some sort of 'foundation' in the soundscape that the ear goes to when the piece becomes less busy ?

Thanks,

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In my mixes, it’s important for me to have a little patch of “Blue Sky”, (A bit of absolute sonic reality) in the mix, to ground the ear, so to speak!!!

Bruce Swedien

How do you achieve that...meaning what is "absolute sonic reality"?

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David
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If the piece of music I am working on is a "Billie Jean" type of composition....

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I'd love you to give an example... do you mean, like some sort of 'foundation' in the soundscape that the ear goes to when the piece becomes less busy ?

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Nathan
Nathan......

Sort of......

It has nothng to do with the business of the piece.

If the piece of music I am working on is a "Billie Jean" type of composition for instance, I would have a very acoustic, absolutely natural sounding sound source in that recording, and treat the recording and mixing of that sound source as an absolutely unaltered acoustic sound source, amidst all the great groove elements and synthesiized sounds and all.

There is such a sound source, of course, in "Bille Jean". What is it?

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There is such a sound source, of course, in "Bille Jean". What is it?
Is it the string section?

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It must be the shaker.

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That minor key sting motif that happens every so often ??? Viola ??


BAHbadabadaaaaaaah...........!



Even if I'm wrong, your answer has cleared things up a bit for me, thanks.

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Man, you are sharp......

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Man, you are sharp.

Yes, it's the string section. If you played the mix and took out all the elements except the strings, the strings are balanced and mixed as a very real sonic entity... In other words the string section, played by itself, is an unaltered sonic event. It grounds the ear....

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To my Darliing Gearslutzers.....

Man, you are sharp.

Yes, it's the string section. If you played the mix and took out all the elements except the strings, the strings are balanced and mixed as a very real sonic entity... In other words the string section, played by itself, is an unaltered sonic event. It grounds the ear....

Bruce Swedien

Wow. Now I'm getting you.

I'd love to hear that string section by itself !!!

If I did, would I hear alot of room ambience ? And if so, do you think this contributes alot to the 'grounding' of the listeners ear ?

Many thanks,

Nathan
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