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Good mixes Lo-Fi / Mid-Fi
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by CJ Mastering View Post
Yes, if you do not have those things, you can have all the equipment in the world and it will not help you. That is common sense, i thought!!
I agree.
It is so common sense that one could even infer that it was in fact the subtext of the initial question.
As in...
Which records were recorded in cheap environment and because of talent and skills of the mixing engineer they turned out to be above the expectations?
Old 1 week ago
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One of my favourite topics, though I'm a little rusty on it.

Lee Fields and the Expressions - It Rains Love
A recent one discovered through the Jamie Lidell podcast, recorded on a 4 track in mono - that interview is worth a listen.

J Dilla - Donuts
Legend is that it was all done on an SP-303 with a box of 45s from his hospital bed. Can't be entirely true as not all the tunes are available on a 45. Not sure it's fair, as similar to Beck's Odelay, it's music made with samples of music from posh studios. One Foot In The Grave may be a better example for Beck.

Ariel Pink - The Doldrums (one of many lo-fi AP albums)
Not my thing, appreciate however that "good mix" is subjective, so it may be yours.

Rich Warren - The Wayfarer
I've met him several times, lovely guy. Think this was recorded on a portable reel to reel, but don't quote me on that.

Clouddead - Clouddead
All cheap gear, including a blender. Was a great listen after a doob, they were the days.

This article shows how bad the gear used on Nebraska was.

And a bit off topic, but if you haven't already, read through the glass. While it's interviews with people with access to the best studios, the questions sometimes lead to minimal gear, and it's quite inspirational that several (iirc) talk about being able to cope with just a valve pre and an SM57. I'm sure that there's a retired one also that's moved to a 4 track now.

I'm sure I have better examples, brain is switched off at the moment though.
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