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How do you know when a Mix is done?
Old 13th February 2007
  #1
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How do you know when a Mix is done?

Hi Kevin:

Working in a home studio, I can tweak a project to death. How do you know when to say "enough!"

Thanks.

Antaren
Old 14th February 2007
  #2
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Antaren,

Thats a tough one because we can all over tweak.

In general, when the artist is bursting with pride , happiness , excitement and even tears. A big hug is also a good indicator or comments like " thats f.....g awesome"

To me when I can listen from the top of the song and be TOTALLY TRANSPORTED and not be distracted by anything in the music or outside, then I know.

KK

heh heh heh heh
Old 14th February 2007
  #3
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Great answer, Kevin. I like the way you put words together. Have you considered writing song lyrics?

Antaren
Old 16th February 2007
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Antaren,

No I have never considered doing that.

KK
Old 16th February 2007
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A focused man... gotta respect that.



-s0nguy
Old 16th February 2007
  #6
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Kevin,

"To me when I can listen from the top of the song and be TOTALLY TRANSPORTED and not be distracted by anything in the music or outside, then I know."

You have perfectly put into words what I have struggled with describing for years. Brilliant, easy to understand, and concise.

-Jeremy
Old 16th February 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Antaren View Post
Great answer, Kevin. I like the way you put words together. Have you considered writing song lyrics?Antaren
Kevin writes a song but doesn't even know it:

I was totally transported
from the top down
top down
totally transported
form the top down
top down

no need to get tweaky
got tears on my cheeky
a e's getting freaky
flying home next week hey

I was totally transported
from the top down
top down
totally transported
a e forgot to record it
Old 16th February 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uncle duncan View Post
Kevin writes a song but doesn't even know it:

I was totally transported
from the top down
top down
totally transported
form the top down
top down

no need to get tweaky
got tears on my cheeky
a e's getting freaky
flying home next week hey

I was totally transported
from the top down
top down
totally transported
a e forgot to record it
Uncle Duncan.....my main man

Time to get out the gold chains and get rappin'.......


LOVE IT

KK
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