Originally Posted by analogbass
LOL you guys are funny. Poster children for paralysis by analysis, making it far more complex that it really is. Where in the credits did it say Linn...I've owned both since the 80s and that sounds far closer to a DX than the Linn you're now delirious about. WTF lol
lol, I hate to say it but you are/were right, in a fit to prove it was the Linn I found a new much cleaner copy and analyzed it... the DMX indeed... I'm still deciding which kit I want to go with... I prefer the DMX slightly but thinking this track was the Linn made me want to go with the Linn.. all my favourite tracks use the DMX though so I suppose..
It can't just be me, sometimes these 2 can be hard to tell apart, lets just say the version I found sounds nothing like the version I analyzed before, much heavier/phatter almost sounds like a Linn Drum..
I was so pissed at not getting them to work for me at one point that I tried the 707 and loved it lol, fitted like a glove, heavy out of the box... too late for my sound though. LOL
But anyway yes like I've said I discovered that you were correct analogbass and it is pretty much just the basic sounds and processing in these tracks and I was just using bad references and attacking the mix from a skewed angle.
I disagree on the remastering part, I know for sure as far as the Network stuff the mastering changed the sound alot from my own ears and others. Pretty relevant to me as I think their stuff sounds like it could have been made today yet sounds authentic.
Read review: http://www.discogs.com/Network-I-Need-You/master/134462
So for alot of the heavyness I'm looking for I guess it's just getting the mix right and then fiddling about with the mastering to beef it up as with my mistrials so far at beefing up the DMX heavily in the mix(what I was doing wrong all along) it doesn't work.
I'm just rambling now anyway and I guess the case is closed and personally I just need to work on my mixing.
Thanks though analogbass, blunt but you were right.