EDIT: New versions of the mix at the end of this post.
Well, back in the ol’ Recording Review days, I mentioned a project I was keen to do. That was about 4 years ago.
It was to take all my musical loves, the schwing moments, the erectile, blood pumping things I personally love about music and smash 'em all together into one, albeit eclectic, mix.
Those ingredients were:
- Heavy, moshy, stoner riffs with crashing half time drums
- Beatles-esque harmonies
- Some vocoder (I am quite smitten with a good vocoder)
- Strings and orchestral components
Well, 2 years ago I started writing and I now have five songs pretty well recorded and the foundations mixed.
“Like an Omen” is the opening track to the 5 song project… I’m hoping to get the rest all done and released in the next two months. Fingers crossed.
This is a mastered version. I am aware that it is a little pumpy. I wanted a slightly crushed sound… I’m not sure if I have achieved that or not without going overboard.
Be as honest as you like - I’m always open to suggestions. I am also aware this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It is around 6 minutes long and it is the longest of the 5.
For those who are interested, this one is about the the mixed thoughts, rationals and feelings after someone close has taken their life. Happened to a dear friend and has caused much confusion, as many of you would understand.
Thanks folks, now to go and listen to your tunes too!
New mixes. I have altered the eq of the master, pulling some lows and redistributing. Pushed some high shelving and did some automation between sections. I also tweaked some volume on some instruments throughout too.
I am now dangerously close to losing myself in this mix, not knowing what is working and what is not anymore. I’ve just heard it too many times!
So I have posted two versions - both with different settings on the eMastered software. The first is all vanilla setting, the second is basically a slightly watered down version.
Again, thoughts and opinions welcome. There may be some issues with levels now, I’m really not sure.