multi vox issues with reguard to mixing...

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multi vox issues with reguard to mixing...

Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:20 am

ok, i am playing around with my dad's mixer and cakewalk and all that (he wrote something for me to experiement on) and i have a few questions reguarding what you said about the multi vox thing not coming out enough:

precursor, Steve or Fred, are you mixing the stuff yourself? if no, disreguard the following questions...

using WWWY as an example:

1. how much reverb are you using on the vocal parts?

2. did you try maxing the vox, pulling the instruments down, then upping the master?

3. do you have a sound engineer buddy who would help you out with it?

sorry i'm just kinda starting out at this and it's probably stuff that you tried first...just want to see the music get even better than it was before
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:44 am

We do our own mixing, and there's no one here but us. We first built a really big bed of music complete with lead synths and lead steel guitar. We only ever wanted the vox to be mixed as if they were just additional instruments. So we might actually could have got them louder if we had wanted to. We just didn't try. But, in the past it has been hard to mix a lot of vox when the music is that big. I think you'll prefer the live mix of WWWY on the new cd. Let me know if this was a better approach after you've heard it.
The lead instruments weren't used on the live version, so its just 'bed' instruments like pipe organ and acoustic guitar + all GH singers + the choir.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:35 pm

as soon as i get it, i will let you know
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:03 am

The live mix is GREAT- you can hear the men/Sunshine in the morning sky parts sooo much clearer =)
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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:54 pm

lol, i agree....
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Post by King » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:12 am

Bnielsen wrote:...the men/Sunshine in the morning sky parts sooo much clearer =)
Boy we (still) rock

:roll: a month later and he's still on about the guys :P

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:54 am

:lol: lol, King!! Actually, I think the reasons I've always been dissatisfied with the mix is that I want more of US! Those heavenly angels descending in light - come on! But I suppose the guys have more of a melody line, and I don't think it's perfect, but I can live with it. But male power or not, Brian, I still have fond memories of the whole choir being overshadowed by Walter's voice in practice.
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:30 am

Yeah- good times.
I just figuured out for the first time that Chronos Deliverer was just the choir!.... i dont know HOW i missed that, but I swear, especially at the begninning, you could hear the guys, and I might have actually heard myself :oops:
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:02 pm

Bnielsen wrote:Yeah- good times.
I just figuured out for the first time that Chronos Deliverer was just the choir!.... i dont know HOW i missed that, but I swear, especially at the begninning, you could hear the guys, and I might have actually heard myself :oops:


Its the choir and the GH girls :)
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon May 16, 2005 8:38 am

yeha, the girls too lol

but you still can *really* hear the men at the beginning =)
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