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Jules 12th August 2004 01:06 AM

Do you have to care about the songs lyrics or message to mix it?
 
I push this out here...

Puuuuuuush!

Then run away....

Ruuuuun

diddlydoo

NYC Drew 12th August 2004 01:38 AM

No Jules,

Just as long as the song gets to me. One time I mixed (FOH) for a chinese rock band. Didn't understand a word, but loved every minute of it.

NYC Drew

Dave Pensado 12th August 2004 05:52 AM

Mixing in Chinese
 
I have to agree with NYC DEW. I have mixed in some foreign languages, and it is surprisingly similiar to English. I always try to pick out important words to EKO, (in the foreign language) and the client usually gets a laugh out of it. Most of the time I get it right! It is easier to mix a song when you like the lyrics, such as "Beautiful", but if I like the track, the client, just got laid, or had chemical enhancement (kidding...retired), it can still be fun. I am more influenced by my surroundings than I am the lyrics. I love to mix, and am arrogant enuff to think I can turn any piece of crap into a good song. I even enjoy the challenge of that. You can't polish a turd, but you can always spray paint it GOLD! I once asked a second to change his shirt, because it was so bright (hockey jersey) I couldn't concentrate. I can usually find something to inspire me in the track. More on this as we progress into some of the mechanics of mixing.

jho 12th August 2004 01:11 PM

Re: Mixing in Chinese
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Dave Pensado
You can't polish a turd, but you can always spray paint it GOLD!
I love this...I can relate!

Welcome Dave!

hooppie

Jorg 5th September 2008 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Pensado (Post 190384)
I once asked a second to change his shirt, because it was so bright (hockey jersey) I couldn't concentrate.

Hahaha. Legend!
Should av tried that with Ms Aguilera. heh