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Bruce Swedien 20th September 2006 08:39 PM

A little patch of “Blue Sky”.......
 
Gearslutz All.....

In my mixes, it’s important for me to have a little patch of “Blue Sky”, (A bit of absolute sonic reality) in the mix, to ground the ear, so to speak!!!

Bruce Swedien


boing kfhkh boing

PapillonIrl 20th September 2006 08:42 PM

I'd love you to give an example... do you mean, like some sort of 'foundation' in the soundscape that the ear goes to when the piece becomes less busy ?

Thanks,

Nathan

[email protected] 21st September 2006 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Swedien (Post 887277)
Gearslutz All.....

In my mixes, it’s important for me to have a little patch of “Blue Sky”, (A bit of absolute sonic reality) in the mix, to ground the ear, so to speak!!!

Bruce Swedien

boing kfhkh boing

How do you achieve that...meaning what is "absolute sonic reality"?

Kind regards,
David

Bruce Swedien 22nd September 2006 06:18 PM

If the piece of music I am working on is a "Billie Jean" type of composition....
 
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Originally Posted by PapillonIrl (Post 887282)
I'd love you to give an example... do you mean, like some sort of 'foundation' in the soundscape that the ear goes to when the piece becomes less busy ?

Thanks,

Nathan

Nathan......

Sort of......

It has nothng to do with the business of the piece.

If the piece of music I am working on is a "Billie Jean" type of composition for instance, I would have a very acoustic, absolutely natural sounding sound source in that recording, and treat the recording and mixing of that sound source as an absolutely unaltered acoustic sound source, amidst all the great groove elements and synthesiized sounds and all.

There is such a sound source, of course, in "Bille Jean". What is it?

Bruce Swedien

boing kfhkh boing

akisD28 22nd September 2006 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Swedien (Post 890143)
There is such a sound source, of course, in "Bille Jean". What is it?

Is it the string section?

Regards,

Akis

MikeJaxx 22nd September 2006 09:51 PM

The shaker
 
Hi Bruce

It must be the shaker.

/Mikael J. Axelius

diddlydoo

PapillonIrl 22nd September 2006 10:40 PM

That minor key sting motif that happens every so often ??? Viola ??


BAHbadabadaaaaaaah...........!

boing boing boing boing

Even if I'm wrong, your answer has cleared things up a bit for me, thanks. kfhkh

Nathan

Lee Tyler 23rd September 2006 07:02 PM

Cowbell?? mezed

Bruce Swedien 23rd September 2006 07:03 PM

Man, you are sharp......
 
To my Darliing Gearslutzers.....

Man, you are sharp.

Yes, it's the string section. If you played the mix and took out all the elements except the strings, the strings are balanced and mixed as a very real sonic entity... In other words the string section, played by itself, is an unaltered sonic event. It grounds the ear....

Bruce Swedien
boing kfhkh boing

PapillonIrl 23rd September 2006 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Swedien (Post 891533)
To my Darliing Gearslutzers.....

Man, you are sharp.

Yes, it's the string section. If you played the mix and took out all the elements except the strings, the strings are balanced and mixed as a very real sonic entity... In other words the string section, played by itself, is an unaltered sonic event. It grounds the ear....

Bruce Swedien

boing kfhkh boing

Wow. Now I'm getting you.

I'd love to hear that string section by itself !!!

If I did, would I hear alot of room ambience ? And if so, do you think this contributes alot to the 'grounding' of the listeners ear ?

Many thanks,

Nathan