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Old 19th November 2019
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Yes, I that's how I approach my mixes. Everything has to have its place. Each instrument or sound is in its own pocket or married to another sound like the balance between the KDez's vocal and horns section in the bridge.

I love recording and mixing live performances. It's how I like to do it in the studio too. I'm not an overdub "guy." I mean, that's what your assistant supposed to do.

Not sure if you noticed, but each video has a different visual style (look) and cut to them. I never repeated a visual effect and I did my best to find the right motivation or motivating force when I conceived and created these music videos. One of my favorite videos out of this series is the simplest cut, yet very moving, if I do say so myself.

Yeah, that natural fade out in the end is raw and real for sure.

Thanks for chiming in.



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I like the balance between the female vocal and brass/horns in the bridge; also the mix separation between the horns. The rest is first-rate too - like everything has its place.
The live performance definitely adds something extra that is missing from a lot of over-produced music; I think this 'live' style will be increasingly popular.

All good. Entertaining. The song fade out on the solo vocal keeps it all real and personal.
Old 28th November 2019
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Sending out some Thanksgiving love to all "My Peoples!"

This video premiered a few hours ago on November 27th, 2019 at 8:00 pm EST!

I trust you will enjoy the joy that is, The Band Called Fuse...



A lot of cool visual effects were used on this music video.

Let me know whatcha think?
Old 28th November 2019
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Nice work Steve; the drums and bass are awesome. Very enjoyable listening.
The video has a nice textural quality too; hard to put a finger on...maybe the lens and lighting. The fx work well too...remind me of 70's music shows on TV.
Old 29th November 2019
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Thank you so much, Arthur!

Like I mentioned before, I wanted each video to have its own look, yet still work within the 66 minute concert movie documentary I also produced and directed for the band. The idea was when the music videos got released as singles, I wanted them to have a different look, vibe and feel to them. Only three of the ten music videos look exactly the same. Those three clips were shown back to back within the film as a live performance cut segment. No special effects or crazy visuals, just musically sync line cuts. That have a great feel to them.

As for the textural quality and visual effects, I definitely went for a late '60s, early '70s British music video look you would see on TV back in the day.


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Nice work Steve; the drums and bass are awesome. Very enjoyable listening.
The video has a nice textural quality too; hard to put a finger on...maybe the lens and lighting. The fx work well too...remind me of 70's music shows on TV.
Old 11th December 2019
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I remember seeing the special effects from these first videos on board Elroy and being amazed at how it looked with all the different people and scenes fading in and out of each other, and as mentioned in earlier posts the sonic separation was astounding. Early in the mixing stage Steve played me one of our tracks which had acoustic guitar on it (I think it was "When You're Ready") and soloed the guitar and it sounded like the guitarist was alone on stage. And that stage was pretty packed!
Old 11th December 2019
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Wow, what an honor to have, Toast on this thread! For those that may not know, Toast is the bassist for 'The Band Called Fuse!"

Thanks for chiming in brother, Toast! Officially, your first post on Gearslutz and of course, this forum!

working on the post production for this project was quite special. On the audio side, if I remember correctly, we mixed 15 tunes in about 41 hours for the first pass. And, those mixes stayed as the "rough" mixes until we finished all the video post for the songs. Then you folks put together your notes and we did our second pass and spend another 9 or 10 hours mixing the audio for the music videos and additional tunes for the CD and singles. It was quite amazing mixing 48 tracks of jammed packed audio tracks for 15 songs on 50 or so hours. Just over about three hours a tune if you average it.

Where we spent the bulk of the time in post was in the video edit. We edited in sets of three songs, and took about a week per set. I believe we spent about 80 to 100 hours at the edit bay per three tunes. And, it was all well worth the effort.

At one point we had 12 individuals on that tiny stage, yet we maintained a lot of separation and "good" leakage! Every track sounded like they were performed in an isolation booth. Even the drums and voices. I've heard more leakage on studio tracks than what we were able to achieve.

Toast, I know you're a super busy guy, but I hope you will have a chance to answer any questions, our thread posters may ask you about.

Oh, and nice seeing you folks last month. It's always a pleasure to hang at the compound with 'The Band Called Fuse' and their awesome friends and family!


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I remember seeing the special effects from these first videos on board Elroy and being amazed at how it looked with all the different people and scenes fading in and out of each other, and as mentioned in earlier posts the sonic separation was astounding. Early in the mixing stage Steve played me one of our tracks which had acoustic guitar on it (I think it was "When You're Ready") and soloed the guitar and it sounded like the guitarist was alone on stage. And that stage was pretty packed!
Old 3 weeks ago
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The video premiere of Silent Knight's "Stayin' Busy" live version from the 'Rise Together Live!' concert movie drops tonight at 8:00 PM EST!

Tune in and enjoy the joy of what is, The Band Called Fuse's fifth live performance music video!

Old 3 weeks ago
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I remember seeing the special effects from these first videos on board Elroy and being amazed at how it looked with all the different people and scenes fading in and out of each other, and as mentioned in earlier posts the sonic separation was astounding. Early in the mixing stage Steve played me one of our tracks which had acoustic guitar on it (I think it was "When You're Ready") and soloed the guitar and it sounded like the guitarist was alone on stage. And that stage was pretty packed!
Stayin' Busy is yet another fabulous release by The Band Called Fuse. What is striking about the mix on these videos is (and Toast, you hit it dead on) the sonic space that every part of the mix has. It is so signature Steve Remote. Hats off to another good one
By the way "My Life" just slays me.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Thanks, Dave! Much appreciated.

I forgot how cool, 'Stayin' Busy' is. I love the intro of 'My Life,' the low-end is huge and wide.



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Stayin' Busy is yet another fabulous release by The Band Called Fuse. What is striking about the mix on these videos is (and Toast, you hit it dead on) the sonic space that every part of the mix has. It is so signature Steve Remote. Hats off to another good one
By the way "My Life" just slays me.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Hey all, SK here just checking in for now. Been reading posts but never commented until now. Just wanted to say I'm thankful to work with such a top-notch team.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Hey Silent!

Steve tuning in...

Perfect timing comin' in when the live version of 'Stayin' Busy' just got released to the public!

I trust you will say a few things about what it was like to have this type of location production for a live music performance.

I know you folks worked real hard getting everything ready, rehearsing for a year, and making sure "everything" was everything!

I must say, that's what attracted me to working on this project. You know what it takes to make a quality product!


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Hey all, SK here just checking in for now. Been reading posts but never commented until now. Just wanted to say I'm thankful to work with such a top-notch team.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Here's an excerpt from the concert movie, 'Rise Together Live!'

Behind the scene interviews with the band's Soul Rocka fans...

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