pyairmusic-Thanks. I love The Beatles, so I appreciate that.
stephent28-Any thoughts on getting the snare to pop? I have so much trouble mixing drums. I know that my gear and room are not great, but even just the sm57 close up mic doesn't seem to have the same sort of sound that I notice in samples. Thanks very much.
john caldwell-I do always have a problem with my kitchen sink approach to arranging, and it definitely makes my inability to mix that much more difficult to say the least. Thanks very much for the feedback.
suzzymackenzie-I very much appreciate the voice comment. I agree about using mute more. I think what happens is I spend so much time trying to get the basic sound going, the drum mix and bass and so on, that by the time I get to the rest of the junk, I'm sort of burnt out and just through it all in there. Thanks very much.
Oh, the fish is one of these, although mine is an old broken beat up one. I guess the technical name is guiro. I realized I forgot to mention the castanets and of course the almighty cowbell.