Initial mixing had commenced on a song that tracking had recently been finished on.
Today however marks the near final mix of the song. I’ll be going thru cleaning up any miscellaneous noises that shouldn’t be on the track. Then I’ll be working on setting the levels and EQ. It’s the make or break time on a song. If I can stand listening to a song a few hundred times in pieces, in parts, as a whole and still enjoy the song afterwards, then I know I’ve got a winner of a song.
I did finish the first mix of a new song of mine the other day and the initial feedback on it so far is that the mix is awesome. Add to that the fact that they think the song is really damn good too. I know that when my friend that gave that feedback says something he means it. He isn’t afraid to tell me something he doesn’t like. Great is the feeling I have at the moment knowing I’m hitting on all cylinders right now with mixing and writing.
I’m going into today’s mix session with a spring in my ear. I’m already keen on the song and it’s got all it needs to keep things together for the listener.
In thinking about the ears and the candy we musicians and producers can put into a recording I’m going to supplant you with a tune from an album called Ear Candy by a band called King’s X. If there is a band that has a more powerful sound in terms of tone in a live setting, I’m not sure I know who it is. Then couple it with the fact that they write extremely varied, melodic and rhythmic ideas and you have a band that should have been huge but didn’t seem to break.
Regardless, this is one of my favorite tunes they’ve done. It’s hopeful, it’s longing, it’s got a sweet sound, and it’s a fun tune to swing and sway to as well.
Sometimes you have to say hell yeah! So go get it now!