[Doggiebox] Charlie Needle's Tunes
puffin at iinet.net.au
Wed Dec 17 08:44:56 EST 2003
On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 06:11 AM, Mathieu Lucas wrote:
> Hi Charlie,
> The M-box looks great (it has the same features as the Tascam, with
> the Pro Tools software added, wich is great.
> Some comment on your songs.
> 1. Love is blind.
> - The drum's still a little bit too loud... I do agree with an earlier
> comment : too much cymballs. A real life drummer would never put that
> much accents on the cymbals. I downloaded your .dbsong-file, and I
> think you've deleted some cymbals, but didn't update your mix with the
> new version. You should try it.
D'oh of course you're right - I just looked at it - I have the new
drum session sitting unused in the mix.( I wonder if Butch Vig has
these problems) I've decided I'm either drinking too much or not
> - And the voice the voice too much in the back ground. I believe in a
> popsong your voice is the main instrument, this should sound the
> brightest and most in front. Maybe if you just lower the volume of
> the drum, your voice will come more in front. Though, when I listen
> through a headphone, it sounds better. (you know, I make a mix in my
> headphones, on my stereo, my built in speakers on the G4 and my littel
> portable radio. If the balance is ok on all of then, then there's a
> big change it also will be ok with someone else. This works fine since
> I don't have any expensive studio monitors.)
> - But generaly it sounds much better then the first time. Did you do
> some EQ on the final mix?
> - Canadian Whisky?
Good idea - I tend to get the mix OK on the iMac and let it rip from
there - I'll take some extra steps - a bit of EQ on the individual
tracks but none on the overall mix
> 2. A nice 60's song with a psychedellic break. I also used the
> handclaps right away when the chief magician added them (in 'don't
> sing at work', I was so enthousiast I'm afraid I overdone it a bit).
> Same remarks : try putting the drums a bit more to the background and
> your singing will come more in front (nice backing vocals - how did
> you make them so 'light'?)
Thanks - I over do the claps as well, but they're so cool...who can
help it.... the backing vocals were triple tracked and I added stereo
reverb (vocals panned left-ish and reverb panned right-ish) Also EQ'd
them by dropping the lows and a fair bit and adding a touch at the top
> Keep up the good work!
> www.thirdson.tk - new song : "The Earth Turns Around"
Another great effort - you mixes always seem "right" - I can't get it
yet - it's as though my version of ProTools Free has 2 pre-set volume
settings - too loud and too soft.
I'll keep at it. You vocals are also much cleaner than mine, but I'm
putting that down to a better mic and firewire sound input vs soundcard
Thanks again for the input
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