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Weathervane Multitracks - Ava Luna

Happy Summer, folks.

We've been away for a month, but we're happy to be back. A new episode of Shaking Through is on the way for Monday! The band is Ava Luna, from Brooklyn, NY. The episode was curated and produced by Bryan Ujueta and Dev Gupta from 2010 Shaking Through alums, Twin Sister. Ava Luna is fronted by guitarist and singer, Carlos Hernandez. The recording, deftly produced and mixed by Miner Street's Jonathan Low, perfectly captures what the band calls "Nervous Soul". Falsetto lead, female backup vocals, backed by simple, tight drums and bass. The vocal was cut through Joel from Ecstatic Electric's Gefell UM75 (whoa, what a mic!) and our perennial favorite, Rob Roy Campbell's Electronaut M63 preamp. Oh, and again, Joel got us his Samar ribbon mic prototypes which were used throughout the recording everywhere you'd want a beautiful pair of big fat ribbons - including the female vocals. Check them out!

So see what you can make of this song before we post Jon's mix on Monday. It should be relatively straight forward, and really fun.

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Ava Luna, "Water Duct" (YOUR NAME Remix)


SHAKING THROUGH
AVA LUNA: WATER DUCT
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Shaking Through: Ava Luna: Becca Kauffman & Felicia Douglass by wvmusic, on Flickr
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Oh awesome... Ava Luna is a really good band. Excited for this one.
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Oh awesome... Ava Luna is a really good band. Excited for this one.
Yep. The episode is awesome. I can't wait for people to see / hear it!

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I'm downloading the raw tracks ill post the mix, awsome
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Wow this is such a cool tune ... just been mixing it for the last 4 or so hours, enjoyed it immensely! Of course it's also tracked really well, and kind of mixes itself ...

Mixed on cans only so far, will check it on the focals and get the mix up asap. A first for me, a Weathervane mix done less than 3 months after it's published

Once again, thanks Brian!
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Taking a stab at it

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Hi there,

first off, Brian, I hope that you have recovered from your heart surgery. Get well soon!
And thanks for putting up Weatherwane Music, which is a valuable source for mixing noobs like me who are looking for well recorded raw tracks. I would really like to see Jonathan Low mixing those tracks in order to learn about his use of EQs, Compressors, reverbs etc. I would not mind paying for "Premium Content" like this ... ;-)

Here is my attempt to mix Ava Luna's "Water Duct".

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here is my mix.
Nice song. Thank you.
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Here's my quick go at it. That click in the drum tracks was driving me crazy but I only took it out during a few parts, but if I had more time I would've taken out all of it.
Excellent tracking, though. Not much damage control had to be done

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There are parts of this song I really really liked... others... not so much... but too each their own. I still really enjoyed mixing this song. Crank it up and tell me what you think.
I like your delay on "nothing," I wish that idea had been mine lol.
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There are some nice mixes already. I've put in an hour into this song tonight.
I also thought it would be good, since Brian and people are so kind to post these files for remixes, to avoid using samples and just use whatever is given to you, so the songs can keep on the same track as much as possible. Just my $0.02.
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Any one else having problems connecting to their site? even the links above give me a page not found error
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Any one else having problems connecting to their site? even the links above give me a page not found error
Hey,

Not able to reproduce any errors. Is this one of those "empty your cache" situations? Has anyone else had issues with error messages?

Sorry about the problems!

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My first attempt. Great recording, best one yet I think, the backing vocals are immaculate. Was this tracked to tape?
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I did a mix of this today
Great song, well recorded and performed!!.
No mastering

Hope you like it
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ouucchh..too much bass Morten.

P.S. Listening again to my mix, I realise I ain't much better HAHAHA
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ok..I enjoyed mixing this...No reverb, no compression apart from vox. A little on the stereo buss as well.
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Sen, I like how dry yours is + the snare sounds amazing. Best mix yet.
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Sen, I like how dry yours is + the snare sounds amazing. Best mix yet.
Hey thanks RAR..There were some pretty good room mic tracks in there so I thought I'd use them in an organic kind of way.
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My first attempt. Great recording, best one yet I think, the backing vocals are immaculate. Was this tracked to tape?
Hey Wlouch,

I think the magic of those backup vocals was the Samar ribbons, going through Rob Roy Campbell's Electronaut M63. It's just a superbly awesome, totally unique combo. What's cooler is that Becca and Felicia sang at the same time, and then we had them do the Queen / Roy Thomas Baker trick of each of them tracking eachother's parts. So it sounds super full, in a peculiar way. Glad you dig.

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Hey Brian, do you guys only do the "Recording Process" video on select songs? I noticed there isn't one up for this one, but usually that's my favorite part of Shaking Through
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