One man music production.....Let's hear the MUSIC!
Old 16th February 2012
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I've heard some good stuff on here so far! Here's a dark, electronic dance song I wrote, recorded, mixed/mastered, etc. Always wanted to add some vocals to it, but never did. Oh well!
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Old 16th February 2012
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You guys nailed it! Love the brush work and the song is flowing... I'm listening on headphones and it sounds good.

Good work bro!
Thanks man! Your comment about the kick needing more whomp, or oomph (i forget the word you used) was actually instrumental in getting the song flowing. I ended up bringing the kick up much higher than I normally would, eqing in a lot of low end, rolling off some high to get rid of the click and locking it with the bass with a bus compressor. Thanks greatgreatriver - cause after that your everything else fell in line.
Old 16th February 2012
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Thanks man! Your comment about the kick needing more whomp, or oomph (i forget the word you used) was actually instrumental in getting the song flowing. I ended up bringing the kick up much higher than I normally would, eqing in a lot of low end, rolling off some high to get rid of the click and locking it with the bass with a bus compressor. Thanks greatgreatriver - cause after that your everything else fell in line.
Cool man! - thx!
Old 21st February 2012
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Wow. HEAVY!

Really.

Here's something a little lighter for contrast

The North Star
Old 22nd February 2012
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Indie Rock song, wrote, recorded, mixed in Studio One

Hello guys, my first post in this thread so to all of you slutz.
I've been working on this one the last days, finally finished it. I still have some problems with the my vocal, especially on the chorus. But consider this as work in progress. I will make a better version with better vocal.
Wrote, recorded and mixed by myself, and i'm very unexperienced, so i would be very happy to hear some of your opinions. I'm actually not a guitar player at all, just look at my avatar. That happens when a keyboardist try to rock a strat . But i tried hard on this one. I used mostly lepou's stuffs on the amps, combined with ampire as IR loader.
Its in german btw, but i hope you guys still enjoy it.
http://soundcloud.com/yonatanpandelaki/loslassen
Old 22nd February 2012
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woah ooohhh2 that's a really clear recording! Mix sounds pretty nice and balanced too I wish i could play all those instruments for real....i just fake it on my keyboard.....doesn't sound as good though...
Old 22nd February 2012
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Beyonce's End of Time Remix Competition

Old 22nd February 2012
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Wow. HEAVY!

Really.

Here's something a little lighter for contrast

The North Star
Very nice - there are some phrases both on the vocal and guitar that I like very much... It would be cool to record you someday, to a click track - haha just kidding... You are awesome!
Old 22nd February 2012
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woah ooohhh2 that's a really clear recording! Mix sounds pretty nice and balanced too I wish i could play all those instruments for real....i just fake it on my keyboard.....doesn't sound as good though...

Thanks, i wish i could play drums and bass guitar too, programming them is always a pain in the ass, and doesn't always sounds realistic.
Old 25th February 2012
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ok, here's my first post as a 'Hello!' to all people of Gearslutz !



an old thing I made with not so much studio stuff and only the max. of 4 tracks in my DAW.
it was made very quick as a birthdaygift for a friend.
and also to use the recordings I made of his singing to some music of mine. It was to fast and useless for the discotrack I made, so I lowered the tempo and tried to put a funny fusionband behind it. the lyrics are based on cartoons.
it is old and made very quick (my skills and studio has grown), but I still like to here some reactions.


http://soundcloud.com/marsmusica/escape
Old 26th February 2012
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PUNK Ep In the works

Been working really hard on these songs...looking for some fresh ears and criticism...Hook it up

RUNNING THINGS
Old 26th February 2012
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... It would be cool to record you someday, to a click track
What in all that is holy is that!!??

Some heathen black art trick??

Thanks, man.
Old 27th February 2012
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All My Love

Old 27th February 2012
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Old 29th February 2012
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a mechanical dream

A Mechanical Dream

Hi All - this song is A Mechanical Dream. It's a bit of a departure for me as I used alot of electronic instrumentation as opposed to my normal guitar, bass, drums, piano stuff. I made many odd (for me) instrument, level and panning choices on this one. Lemme know.
Old 1st March 2012
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I just finished this one, let me know your thoughts!

http://soundcloud.com/clanley/allmyluv
dude you blew up my sub. my daughter liked it, came from the other room to ask what it was. I like it. I'm gonna shoot a friend of mine a link.
Old 1st March 2012
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Old 1st March 2012
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Burn It All

Old 2nd March 2012
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Here's another........

The Next Move

I'm starting to sound like the "like" button on Facebook.

Man, that's a really lovely tune - I like it a lot!
Old 2nd March 2012
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Old 5th March 2012
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Old 5th March 2012
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This is like the Unclenny Emotocon Thread.

Last edited by sportyspice; 5th March 2012 at 04:18 AM.. Reason: add more emotocons
Old 5th March 2012
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my stuff in 2007

http://soundcloud.com/fatheri/02-psalm-73

this track is 95% me.

from my 2007 album. Mostly of all me. Did have a few helps. And I had it mastered, after I wasn't happy with my job. All my music and tracks. Bar 70% of the drum. Does that still count?

Still was a great experience, Lefter me wanting more collaboration really.
Old 5th March 2012
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Do cover tunes count? I did this one by myself thinking I would include it on a project. Haven't released it yet, or finished mixing it really.

http://soundcloud.com/andymackle/cant-you-see-cover


Don't panic. I bought a license to cover it. They require me to add this:

Can't You See" written by Toy Talmadge Caldwell
Covered under license from Publisher "Tommy's Toy Box Music, Spirit One Music". License # 19080363, 19083072
Old 7th March 2012
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Hi guys, thought id share this story with you as it has changed everything for me in my mixing.
I finally broke though a barrier in my mixing just last night, Ill go in to more detail about that in a moment.

The track is a slow piano rock ballad that builds to a wall of guitars, so bare with the slow intro.
It was written the day i lost someone very close to me back in 2006.
I’ve learnt a lot about mixing since then and the technology has moved on but my new tracks have still not had the punch and life that I was seeking.

So after finding out something about mixing last night on YouTube I was itching to try it out. I thought id load up this old session as the recording was one of my better attempts and try out this new thing I had learned….

First time uploading to GS you can stream it at the bottom of this post..

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attac...1&d=1331091956

Here is the old mix from 2006 (dull and boring)
Your Time | Aaron Owen Smith

The original mix, or though it was nice and clear and the levels where ok.
The track felt flat and lifeless and lacked punch and dynamics, it was also too bright.
On such a melancholic and sober record most of my fans (friends) weren’t that interested in it, for me though it always had a special place because of the subject matter and I new it could sound better.

Ive spent years of reading and learning every technical thing I could here on Gearslutz and elsewhere as no doubt we all have, but I was still only slightly improving with mixes.

Something’s are right under our noses all along, yet we cant see them because we are looking in all the wrong places.
The one great realization about mixing that changed me is this.
I though mixing was a technical ability, like being a scientist. Its not! It’s a lot more like a musician.

“MIXING IS ABOUT FEELING… PLAYING! PERFORMING!

I have spent too long thinking and worrying about every technical thing, the settings, the eq, the compression the reverb. That’s all wrong. I was afraid to be brash, and even move the faders in case I messed up all that I had done before..

Im sure I’ve heard countless people say this before, but I ignored it, I only wanted to know about the technicalities and massively overlooked this fundamental element to mixing music..

Im mixing from the heart now, and by that I mean, im mixing with the same cap that I would wear if I was playing a gig, “winging it!, just going along with it.
Not caring so much about what’s happening, but enjoying the feeling of PLAYING and performing, because this is what mixing is really all about.

Of course there is a technical skill to it, but most of stuff that should be almost second nature by now. The real skill is being led by the core element and spirit of the song.

I think the reason I finally found this out was because the track was old, and I was reasonably satisfied with the original, I was mixing the new version in much bolder way, I didn’t care if it all messed up, I wasn’t trying so hard, I was just having fun and going along with it. Boy I learned a valuable lesson there…

As for the technical things.. I used a lot less compression,
I panned harder then I normally do, I used much less reverb and eq overall, but more aggressively. I think I was pushing + 9 on some parts.
I also have finally started using side chain ducking on the bass, (why didn’t I bother to learn this before?

Thanks guys. Hope some of this made sense!
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