I think we have some good tracks all around, and a large part of the nature of the long distance collab is how to fine tune a final mix. I’m no expert, but I in the end go with what sounds best overall. I can say I’m liking my latest mix and do not yet notice the specific problems with any of it. @stan_halen is our lead drummer. and it could be the two drum tracks clash here and there. If that is the case, we can mix the drums by themselves, pinpoint the spots, and either fix one to the other or cut out the worst spots. The very end seems a little heavier than before to me now, for instance, maybe not a good thing.
I hate to say it, @ingolee, but I did not notice the auto tune on my vocals! On the other hand, I am aware I am floating in and out of pitch at the beginning especially, but there is a lot of subtle overlapping of chords and notes that color the song, and I think we need to try not to fix all of that. Part of my midi philosophy is to introduce enough looseness to keep it from sounding too perfect. Sort of fake authenticity.
How about we post your drums, bass, vocals, and my drums, synths and vocals separately and fiddle with it over the next week. I’ll be out this weekend, back a week, and then out another week. Thar’s gold in them thar hills, I say!
Meanwhile, why don’t we begin to contemplate the next part, maybe Cue 2. I’m imagining the beginning will be a quick POBP spinoff settling into an instrumental for Charlton, and then something completely different for the captain that would lead into No Turning Back smoothly.
And No Turning Back has no bass, and its drums are not fabulous. Stan is probably consumed with GAOTSS, so Ingo, you may be able to go for it if you have time and desire.