Login / Register
 
White Lies - Ritual / production, mix, studio...
New Reply
Subscribe
The Listener
Thread Starter
#1
9th April 2012
Old 9th April 2012
  #1
Lives for gear
 
The Listener's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,858

Thread Starter
The Listener is offline
White Lies - Ritual / production, mix, studio...

I'm obsessed with the "Streetlights" song from their "Ritual" album and overall I love the production and sound of the whole album - epic bitter-sweet pop hymns - cool recording & mix that really represent that music in the best possible way...

Does anyone have any idea about their studio work, or any link about "behind the scenes" , "making of..."
__________________
"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."

John Cage

http://elmutante.bandcamp.com/album/...of-kindness-ep

http://worldhappinessmusic.bandcamp.com/
#2
9th April 2012
Old 9th April 2012
  #2
Lives for gear
 
aaronsmith's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: London, England
Posts: 589

aaronsmith is online now
yeah me too, BUMP!
The Listener
Thread Starter
#3
9th April 2012
Old 9th April 2012
  #3
Lives for gear
 
The Listener's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,858

Thread Starter
The Listener is offline
#4
9th April 2012
Old 9th April 2012
  #4
Moderator
 
psycho_monkey's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Sydney via London
Posts: 22,437
My Recordings/Credits

Send a message via Skype™ to psycho_monkey
psycho_monkey is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Listener View Post
It was recorded at Assault & Battery 2 studios: http://www.miloco.co.uk/studios/assa...ttery-2/intro/

It should better sound good with that space and equipment used...

And Alan Moulder producing and mixing...

Top shit...
Co produced by Mulder. Also co-produced by Max Dingel, who engineered the first one. Incredibly detailed engineer.

And yes...if you can't get a great sound at A+B2, it ain't the gear...
__________________
<Shameless Plug>

If I've ever helped you with a technical problem or provided you with advice you found useful, you can more than repay me by checking out, and maybe buying a couple of songs, by a singer I'm working closely with. It would be much appreciated!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/...an/id513648911

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Robert-Ha...robert+hardman

</Shameless Plug>
The Listener
Thread Starter
#5
13th April 2012
Old 13th April 2012
  #5
Lives for gear
 
The Listener's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,858

Thread Starter
The Listener is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
Co produced by Mulder. Also co-produced by Max Dingel, who engineered the first one. Incredibly detailed engineer.

And yes...if you can't get a great sound at A+B2, it ain't the gear...
Ah, yes, I noticed. I don't know the other guy, but he sure must be competent. I would love to "co-produce and co-engineer" an indie pop album with any of those guys. Could learn a thing or two... or three.

Just had "Streetlights" on repeat and singing along in the car while driving to a business meeting in another city today. It struck some nostalgic chord in me or something.

I wonder what did they do to that vocal to make it so alineated and weird - sort of midrangey, bandwidth limited, but perfect for the song... and triggering that plate or something in a perfect "indie" raw way. I know it's also the voice, but engineering helped it, too. And those guitar power chords in chorus - what kind of ping pong or whatever delay - pre amp or post amp - part of guitarist chain or done in the mix - and stuff like that - little details that can be useful for other scenarios, too.

I'd like to hear about producing and mixing that album. Maybe it's not something special to most guys, but it is close to a perfect indie sound to me. And I also love the sound of "Fever to tell" album by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs that Moulder mixed. I obviously appreciate what he does. Perfect "indie pop" sound to me.

Here we go again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpNE4...eature=related
#6
14th April 2012
Old 14th April 2012
  #6
Lives for gear
 
rhythmtech's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Dublin , Ireland
Posts: 2,185

rhythmtech is offline
one of my favourite albums for production. its a benchmark IMO.
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
thethrillfactor / So much gear, so little time!
71
Remoteness / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
92
LaChunkyStudio / Post Production forum!
1
Beech / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
46
Curve Dominant / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
25

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.