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What are your "Go To" reference tracks?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Sport, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Sport

    Sport Guest

    It's been on my mind alot lately that I just don't take advantage of reference material often enough. My mixes are suffering for it too. So I've decided to stockpile a couple of representative tracks across several styles that should serve as fool-proof comparision and ref. mixes when working on projects. Most often I'll be working within the electronic genre but more often I'm writing things with a more classic rock tilt. Here are a few that I'm going to add to the list. Everybody chime in with your recommendations!!

    -Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
    -Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebeziet - Secret Rhythms
    -Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Undercurrent
    -Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello - Painted From Memory (whole album)
    -Stevie Wonder - Superwoman
    -Lansing Dreiden - Advancing Flags

    I need more...
  2. MediaMurder

    MediaMurder Guest

    Newer chevelle tracks are nicely done..
    Killswitch Engage...

    Mostly rock stuff, I like to go to dream theater sometimes too...
  3. JensenBohren

    JensenBohren Guest

    Dark Side of the Moon(Floyd)
    The Wall(Floyd)
    Amused to Death(Waters)
    Nice (Rollins)
  4. DrGonz

    DrGonz Active Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The Beatles (Sgt Pepper), Duncan Sheik (white Limo...), Prince(purple rain), U2 (Joshua Tree), Talking Heads(Remain in light), Pink Floyd (Dark side...), Tom Petty (Full moon fever), Nirvana(Insesticide), Kansas, Yes (Fragile), classic rock sound is dead now?, Janes Addiction (Ritual...), Chili Peppers (blood sugar), oh man do I have to stop, NIN (The Downward Spiral)
  5. cathode_ray

    cathode_ray Active Member

    May 3, 2007
    West Palm Beach
    I have an Alan Parsons collection - nice use of minimal reverb/ambience(you already mention S.Dan). Shawn Colvin (Larry Klien?) has knocked me out recently - fantastic sound stage depth.
  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    AJA.. the cut or for that matter pretty much the whole thing... dave grusin has an album of some of his movie soundtracks thats real cool for added instrumentation.... any really well recorded real piano.... and if you want to hear a lady with a set of pipes try diane schurr the album is "timeless" it's classic jazz vocals the project started out as a salute to some old arrangers (billy may for instance) and they brought her in to do the vocals and was Soooo hot they made it her first solo....
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Sheryl Crow- self titled....Yes- Close to the Edge....ELO- Eldorado....The Beatles- Abbey Road....Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here.... Joan Osborne-Relish....Audio Slave-self titled....Dire Straits-Making Movies......Eagles-Hotel California.....AC/DC-Back In Black.....John Hiatt-Anthology.....John Anderson- Country Till I Die.....Steve Earle-Exit 0...Dave Mathews- Under The Table and Dreaming......Derek And The Dominos- Layla.... Genesis-Selling England By The Pound...........

    This is by no means a complete list.
  8. DrGonz

    DrGonz Active Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Shine on you crazy Diamond :cool:

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