Even though he’s probably sick to death of listening to other mixes of this, here’s my take on Andrew’s song.
On another forum we are doing a “mix challenge” with Andrew’s song Bitter with the added challenge of using only one plugin of each: EQ, Compressor, Saturator, Limiter, Reverb and Delay. These are the ones I ended up using.
EQ : Studio One’s ProEQ
Compressor: Vertigo VSC-2 from Plugin Alliance
Saturator : VPre-73 by Black Rooster Audio
Limiter : The Wall by Boz Digital
Reverb : Waves Manny Marroquin Reverb
Delay : Waves Waves Manny Marroquin Delay
Thanks for listening Andrew. I’ll take a look at the EQ and verb.
Re: the arrangement - First off, I’m very hesitant to play with arrangements that I know have been poured over and thought out. In this case I wanted to highlight the snare “knock-knock-knock” in the 2nd verse, and in the process of doing that, rather than just turn up those hits, I thought muting the rhythm electrics might be a way to draw attention, and I kind of liked it. Then I extended the muted guitars a few more bars to help build the energy in the 2nd verse. Anyway, glad you liked it!