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I read somewhere on this forum about David's use of dynamic EQ. I've searched and searched, can't find it. As I remembered, he...

Stargazer
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Dave Pensado 23rd September 2004
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Any tips for mixing dance music that would be played on vinyl in clubs. do you needs to have a lot of bass on your mix or does...

krisstoff
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Absolute 23rd September 2004
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I am interested in any ideas and appraoches people have to using delays and verbs to create a beautiful sense of 3 dimensionality...

spherop
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kenkelly81 21st September 2004
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Having huge respect for your mixing skills and knowing that I'm never going to hear mixmasters of the many No.1 hits you've...

Darth Fader
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Jay Kahrs 21st September 2004
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Hi Dave, I was just wondering about when you first hear the songs you will be mixing. Do they get to you as a good quality...

remo
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Dave Pensado 21st September 2004
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I am doing a R&B ballad. I am using a 909ish kick. I love the sample. it sounds great by itself. when it enters the mix there...

Ultimax
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living sounds 20th September 2004
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Dave - big fan of your work, and have really enjoyed the tips you've been sharing. I always enjoy hearing about top...

krs
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ninohernes 20th September 2004
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In a previous thread, I mentioned my mom was named after the opera Aida. One of the great momentst for me was working with Elton...

Dave Pensado
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picksail 20th September 2004
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Dave they would have you in the house in a month where I've been booked up and haven't logged on till the end of the month. ...

no ssl yet
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Alécio Costa 19th September 2004
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Hey Dave!!! I was wondering how you got your foot in the door for mixing and producing for some really big name artists?...

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Jalabodu 18th September 2004
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How much do you have to deal with label folks poking their heads into the studio? If so, do they ever offer any helpful...

Curve Dominant
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Curve Dominant 14th September 2004
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Hi Dave, What recent new ProTools plug-ins have you started using more and more, has something come along that really blew you...

Dutchmuzik
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Dave Pensado 13th September 2004
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Welcome back Dave! A few questions regarding business: 1. Do you charge differently and get different points when you...

juniorhifikit
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juniorhifikit 12th September 2004
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...and boy do those anal probes hurt. Hi, GS gang, work has been beyond crazy deadlines and no sleep. Please be patient, I will...

Dave Pensado
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Rezman 30th August 2004
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Hello folks, what about some comments on the overall production of this great hit song? Thanks in advance :)

Alécio Costa
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djixl 29th August 2004
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Dave How far do you as a mixer influence the content of the track? Do you get involved in the arrangements, the programming...

Renie
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juniorhifikit 23rd August 2004
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Dave, I thought it was pretty awesome when you gave EM some screenshots of actual plug in's you used on sessions. ...

e-cue
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jho 21st August 2004
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Hi Dave, thanks for putting the time in and answering a few questions on GS! Tech stuff aside for a moment, can you give us a...

remo
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Boogle 21st August 2004
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Dave, how important is multichannelrecording from your chair? I say, CD is a species on it's way into extinction. 4-5 years...

laughingbear
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grahluk 16th August 2004
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Dave, would you say your background as a geologist has helped you achieve a solid low end in your mixes?

jazzius II
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matt thomas 15th August 2004
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Hi Dave, great to have you on the board! As an easy (?) question for start i (and prolly many others) would like to know the...

DrDeltaM
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Jose Mrochek 15th August 2004
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Do you ask em to stay out of your hair for a while? Are they ever there when you first bring the tracks up? kfhkh

Jules
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Gie-Sound 15th August 2004
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Welcome And full props to e-cue for hookin this up! kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh kfhkh

Jules
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Shan 15th August 2004
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To Dave and all. Who rides the master fader instead of using a 2-buss comp on the stereo mix? This came up in the Any Wallace...

LumenStudio
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Fidelis 14th August 2004
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How do you get that pro pop sound that you hear on a lot of stuff by someone like Brittany Spears where the whole mix is "in...

bloodstone
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Chrisac 14th August 2004
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Hey Dave, big fan of your work here. Would you be kind enough to let us in into the vocal chain you use for B.McKnight? He...

RaGe
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fab 13th August 2004
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Dave I'm sure this is a subject most of us are interested in. You're down as saying you often prefer plug's over hardware...

Renie
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Dave Pensado 13th August 2004
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IS car system low end a criteria you think about while mixing?

Jules
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LTA 13th August 2004
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Dave, When did you first start doing mixes in the box? I think I read a Keyboard mag a few years back saying that you used to...

Exmun
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Dave Pensado 13th August 2004
 
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