Where Would I Be Without Cass?

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Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by DanLuedke » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:47 pm

As many of you have probably figured out, I've been enjoying collaborating with Cass over the last several months. His superb mixing and arranging expertise compensate for a large void in my skill set. Anyway, I could continue to collaborate with Cass indefinitely, but I don't want to remain ignorant about mixing forever so I forced my self to spend some time mixing a short instrumental cue I composed and recorded. I would love your feedback on any aspect of this but especially mixing, drums and how to make the track build better. Thanks in advance!

https://soundcloud.com/dansguitarstudio ... pm/s-rlmP6
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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by DanLuedke » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:04 pm

Just noticed my MIDI bass misfired several times when I rendered the track - should have frozen it first. Sorry - please try to ignore that.
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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by andygabrys » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:49 pm

hey Da,

soundcloud doesn't find the track. did you take it down to fix the bass?

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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by DanLuedke » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:12 pm

andygabrys wrote:hey Da,

soundcloud doesn't find the track. did you take it down to fix the bass?
Thanks for pointing that out, Andy. I had forgotten the correct way to share a private sound. Should work now.
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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by andygabrys » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:22 pm

I like the track.

i think the build works.

the bass needs a lot of work note wise as you mentioned. it also gets louder when you play higher notes. a little grit on the bass might help it sit a little better.

guitars are fine. Cymbal crashes sound a little high in the dynamic range, like they are really being punished. I think I would have them trigger at a lower velocity.

and the end......so is that major guitar hum in the track? like your guitar sim or whatever you are using accentuates hum that is already there? gotta work a solution to that one.

overall sounding nice though.

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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by cassmcentee » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:19 am

Thanks for the shoutout Dan!
I agree with Andy, I think you are headed in the right direction.
Before I built my room, I was limited on how often I could turn up the volume to really hear tonal qualities
I'm guessing you are going through the same situation at your place
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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by SweetAuburnBluesBand » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:25 am

Great guitar Dan!

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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by nick.moxsom » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:34 am

Good work, Dan.

Experts know better, but I know enough to know you're way better than me, and that I'd be proud of this.

Well done, that man.

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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by DanLuedke » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:14 pm

New mix:

https://soundcloud.com/dansguitarstudio ... f-made-man

Andy: Thanks for lending your ears. I reworked the bass, lowered the velocity on cymbal crashes, and put a limiter on that hum. I also replaced the tambo with a heavier sounding one and played with the guitar EQ.

Cass: It's hard to mix my own stuff after hearing you mix my stuff. My neighbors would tell you they can hear the tonal qualities just fine.

Jeff and Nick: Thanks for your kind words!
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Re: Where Would I Be Without Cass?

Post by LittleRedChurch » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:51 pm

I like it a lot!

Hard to come up with fresh takes on simple guitar riffs. Like yours! I would say,IMO, that the guitars a little hot, isn't it??

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