2 new mixes from my band's forthcoming EP

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2 new mixes from my band's forthcoming EP

Post by JohnDavisNYC » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:23 am

here are 2 tracks from my band's forthcoming EP... tracked at The Bunker by myself and my partner, Aaron... i mixed it on the Auditronics to 1/4" 499 at 15ips on my Studer A810.

http://www.thebunkerstudio.com/phono/01 ... _Chief.m4a

http://www.thebunkerstudio.com/phono/02 ... linois.m4a

mastered by allan tucker at foothill digital... coming out on vinyl and digital download in the end of september.

the album is named for the old record player in Mjau's house... with pictures, and Normal Illinois is where scott lives.... so yeah. represent scott! the song has nothing really to do with the town Normal, just that we needed a wierd town name from the midwest for the setting for the fictitious character to live and work in...

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Post by Harry » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:14 am

sounds great...good songs!

I love the way the acoustic guitar sounds.


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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:16 pm

thanks! acoustic guitar is an old Gibson J-50 mic'd with a Groove Tubes GT44a SDC tube mic into a Neve 5012... no compression in tracking, maybe some 1176 at mixdown.

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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:58 am

and on 'littlechief' the acoustic also had an m160 behind the bridge to get some more 'woodiness' out of the guitar.

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Post by joeysimms » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:40 am

I listened to Little Chief - nice song, sounds kinda Gordon Lightfoot-ish. The only thing I didn't care for, recording-wise, was the compression on the drums. GRanted, I'm listening to cheap computer speakers, but I nboticed it right away.
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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:15 am

cool... thanks dude. i gotta check out more lightfoot... i know some, but not enough.

i think the 'compression' sound is probably just the fact that the drummer was using a really huge 24" ride with rivets... there was no compression on the drum channels, i don't think.... maybe just a bit of compression in mastering... or maybe the mp3 shit... but the way that that particular cymbal swells is really 'compress-y'...

thanks for listening,

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Post by mjau » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:15 am

Wow John, great stuff! Totally great extension from the songs on the first album, but different enough to still show lots of growth, too. The first tune is so perfectly naked and up front, and the second one (with the amazing title) has that killer chorus that blooms outward so beautifully. And shit, the steel guitar break is fucking awesome in that one. Can't wait to hear the whole thing.

What are you using for vocals (mic, pre, etc)? They're so present and dry but they still sit really nicely in the mix.

Yeah, so Long Live Phonograph, the world's coolest band ever.

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