Re: new mixes of a recent song
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Hi Dave and all you other remixers!It was great fun listening to these mixes and comparing them, thinking: I'd like to takethis feature fromthis mix and that from the other and then put them all together in myhead. :-) I must say, and I hope, this won't be held against me, that I liked the original mix the least of them all. But that's quite allright, since you had the composing of a very engaging song to throw in as well. :-) Too much compression. the McGruff remix has this small sound. What I'd call "singer songerwirter' sound. I like the directness of it. What I don't like about it, is the voice being a little off-center. It's very strange. But it brings out all the instruments very clearly. It's a very trnasparent approach. And I have come to like transparent a lot. :-) The Jason Jones remix: Well of course, splendid drumming, something Imissed in the original. but we don't all have a drumkit ready at home, with all the micing in place. I like very much the way the drums are played, because it goes against the cliche. When I heard the first snare hit, and realised, that it wouldn't be all rimshot, Ithought: oh god, we're going to hear the typical coffee-house blues for so-called culturallyinterested folks in suites and with no taste at all. Yet this impression was quickly dismantled and found me listening in delight. The drumming actually gave the song even much push. Something stronger, stricter, tighter. And even better: no bouts of being the good drummer. Sometimes less is really much more than more. So enough shameful admittance to my fetish for drums. Drool all cleaned up and we can talk about the mix. If the reverb on the vocals was another one, perhaps a nicely tune IR or in general something alittle more subtle, it would be perfect in my ears. This mix has a soft pressure from below, while still being tight and not to cuddly. there's enough parnorama to have a real room impression and just a joyful listening experience. I just leant back and closed my eyes, whatever that might improve, being me. :-) Fons' remix: Fantastic processing of the vocals. I love the reverb. It is the subtle one, I've been longing for in Jason's mix. The guitars and the drums are processed clearly. Not too much compression. The overall loudness is quite impressive. Yes I know, loudness isn't everything, but it tends to give easy pleasure. Just like good fast food or sweets: You know you shouldn't and it hits you directly, but it's just very tasty. :-) The panorama is again well used. There's only one drawback and that is in my ears a big one: the bass. In comparison it sounds much too loud. I don't know, how it would actually fit in, if it was lower in volume. But at that volume, it also sounds muddy. Gives me a bit of the impression, like an EQ band was raised by accident and not lowered again. Overall, it's the biggest mix. I'm talking about the stereo impression. More like a good concert recording or almost like an orchestral recording space. Overall, it manages to give room to the finer points of the original recording. It being a good tune, it was great fun listening over and over again and I'm happily waiting for the other two remixes, should they arrive. thank you everyone for sharing this work!
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