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Faderjockey 4th June 2004 01:35 AM

So how was that gig? I was wondering if that may have been a MIB for you. It didn't seem to have the low end you normally do so well.

Was that a Todd thing? His records never have much bottom.

It's really cool seeing you here. I've grown up on some many records you've done.

Thanks for it all.kfhkh

juniorhifikit 4th June 2004 03:13 AM

I have two different mp3's of one of their songs and I think they both sound beautiful, though I prefer one over the other. I wonder which mix is Mike's?

Mike Shipley 4th June 2004 03:27 AM

I'm not sure which mix either..on one of their songs , after the album was done we totally rerecorded one song for a single and did seperate single mixes for the other candidates.
Todd bailed on the album early for personal reasons and the band finished it off on their own.
It certainly got a lot thinner in mastering and I'm not even going to go there on this one, but they are a great band and like so many others should have done a lot better.
I'm a Todd fan also so it was fun.

jpaudio 4th June 2004 04:18 AM

That is a great album, my producer partner and I were listening to it 2-3 years ago as a reference for a similar type of band. Cheers Mike!

theom 4th June 2004 04:34 AM

great stuff
I was splender's FOH engineer on the few tours they got to do.

Man, those guys burn.
They had nothing but great things to say about YOU Mike.

Trying to match your sound in a live situation was a great challange and I tried my best to get as close as possible.

I almost called you a couple times to ask about acoustic guitar sounds.
JD didn't think it was a good idea.

Cheers' you rock.

theo mack

Faderjockey 4th June 2004 04:40 AM

I thought that band was pretty cool myself.

The mixes were nice..Just light in the low end.

Funny Todd didn't make it through something else.

Mike Shipley 4th June 2004 05:15 AM

Todd has a very specific way he likes to work in that he likes to spend a lot of time in pre-production (this is what Splender and others that have worked with Todd say..) getting the arrangements just right and then when it comes to recording he really wants to get it down fast , vocals and gtr o/d's , all in a few days and he engineers it all himself. Some bands find it a little hard when they have been used to spending some time with their vocals etc.
Either way he has been a favourite of mine since I was a kid. And I would have loved it if he had been around for the mix.

rynugz007 4th June 2004 05:28 AM

is splender still around?

I saw em a few years ago when they broke, there must have been about 10 people at that gig including the band and bar staff (pretty depressing). They were tight as hell but They looked young. Maybe they were good at hiding their age.

I thought their songs were really strong radio songs. They should of been huge IMO. I guess clive davis thought the same.

Are your guys referring to the first splender record? The second one is pretty good too.

Faderjockey 4th June 2004 04:51 PM

I had to pop it in again last night now after talking about it.

Mine is like a prerelease came in a cardboard sleeve.

I know the song order on mine is different then the one they released.

But the bottom sounds out of phase. I wish you could hear it and tell me if I got some weird copy. The toms are clicky and the kick sounds like it's just room mics. bass is weak too. Thats why it sounds out of phase to me. Not just drums a little of everything.

Strange. I know it's not Mike's doing.

theom 5th June 2004 12:52 AM

pre release mix
I bet you got the pre release cd with the todd roughs.
Mike's mixes are nice and tight on the bottom.