I was slow to get up this morning. I was up late last night working on a mix. Finally finished a song yesterday with a co-writer. It’s a good thing to finally have the capper on a song. Especially one that is about 8 months in the making. A vast majority of it was waiting for the co-writer to get over their writer’s block. We got to recording the vocals. She’s the singer on the track. Making use of the mic I won back in August at a poker tournament.
That’s what I can say about that mic and how it works for mixing. Those of us working at getting good enough to hang with the big boys of mixing know that when we read how the old schoolers didn’t have to use a ton of EQ or compression can wonder how. Well, I’m finding out that it has everything to do with the quality of the mic. This mix was the easiest mix ever in terms of vocals. Mostly because this mic gets such a great sound that it really doesn’t need EQ and it’s range is so great, but the output is so even, that it doesn’t need compression.
The first draft of the mix is really hot. I have the feeling I won’t need to tweak it much further before it goes for mastering. That’s a beautiful thing.
The other beautiful thing is that a song I had created last year about this time, finally found a co-writer that can take it home. It’s a hip hop thing that I created but since I don’t know the lingo so well, I had attempted to find a co-writer for. Unfortunately it took a long time to find the right person who could come up with something. He sent it to me yesterday and bingo, I think he got it. When it gets completed, I’ll post more about it.
I’m rolling with Slow Down Blues from Joe Satriani today since I had a slightly slow morning. This song captures that vibe that got me going. Then when it changes gears it’s much like how I would say the rest of the day will go. Getting stuff done. Cleaning some things around the house. Then working on more music. All that comes after I drop music off at a trailer house.
Get on with it!