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Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by packrobottom, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    Been awhile since I posted here. Got alot of help from davedog and remy in the past with my first album.

    used one mic at 4047 into a gap pre 73 for everything jj cale cover

  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Largely, I liked it. It has a nice lazy backbeat to it. The vocal sounds lovely.

    I had a little trouble with the drums. Kind of boxy sounding. Flabby. The snare drum sounds like somebody hitting a sand encrusted potato? And the bass drum? Good smack. Fair amount of punch. Otherwise boxy, flabby, sloppy sounding, overall. Something that could be tightened up, considerably?

    I like the guitar sound. It slipped slided away. Nice and clear, present, in-your-face.

    Overall a nice recording of a cool song.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    Thanks remy I'll work on the drums. I want a lofi 70s sound on them.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    LO-FI 70s? No way! That was the finest equipment, in audio history. What do you mean LO-FI? You mean bad engineering from the 70s? Like who? Certainly not the WHO though maybe? YES? NO? Sometimes I didn't think their recordings were all that? Todd Rundgren? Kind of avant-garde sounding from the 70s. Weird as opposed to LO-FI, bleeding edge engineering. I know... the Rolling Stones. I really never appreciated their engineering.

    My stuff doesn't sound LO-FI and I'm using nothing but equipment from the early mid 1970s. Please expound? You mean, improperly adjusted analog recorders? What exactly do you mean LOL?

    LO-FI (grumble grumble, snort snort, grumble)
  5. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Unless he's referring to that particular time around '72 (or so) when a lot of drum tracks sounded like cardboard boxes... boxes that were duct taped to hell and back, and all tuned exactly the same - from the highest rack to the lowest floor.

    "Gimme the beat boys and free my soul, my drums sound like they're in a dirt hole."

    The Carpenters had that sound, too... Karen Carpenter was awesome, but their drum sound was pretty dead.

    I could be wrong, (I've been wrong once before) but I'm pretty sure they weren't really after that Phil Collins In The Air Tonight drum sound on "Close To You" anyway. ;)
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  6. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    Don't be so defensive :)
    no my favorite recordings are all from the 70s. You misunderstood me. By lofi I meant a certain cardboard flavor of drum sound for this paticular song reamping the drums and blending it in might be worth trying. Normally I like dry dead close mic prevalent drums. any way back to the topic the mix. I feel like the drums need to come down a bit.
  7. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    updated mix
  8. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    LOL.. I wasn't being defensive, I was being factual. ;)

    Many of the drum tracks recorded in the 70's had that "cardboard box" thang going on. Not sure why... it's like they were trying to pull out not only the unpleasant overtones, but the nice overtones, too. Very bland, very plain, very anticlimactic.

    Occasionally a particular engineering or production trend is started, catches fire, and before you know it, everyone else also ends up using the same technique; like the phone effect ("futzing") on 90's dance tracks, or the use of Autotune for an effect rather than for correction, or the gated drums on In The Air Tonight, or Pink Floyd's Us and Them Echo - Echo - Echo... They all ended up having followers and clones.

    Just some things that caught on for awhile, were considered at their time to be current or "cutting edge", and are now considered "retro". :)
  9. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    I was teasing remy not you :)
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    One of my favorites of all time. Nicely done. Its missing a bit of looseness though. But really good job.

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