28 May, 2011

This Past Fiscal Quarter's Mixing Sessions

You see? I promised I would get at you with all the boring charts eventually. I still haven't tracked any vocals. Don't worry: They're coming. Eventually. It's taking me fairly long to get around to posting the charts because I've been more focused on putting together a batch of really good songs rather than just compiling every throw-away tune I came up with in a month onto an EP and calling it a day. Also, as I've complained about before around these parts, living at work has severely stunted the workflow I became accustomed to at the carriage house where I could record whenever I liked (provided I gave my housemates ample warning) and put together roughly an EP and an LP every year.
Some of these mixes might need a fine tuning as a lot of them are just what I was able to pull up while I was tracking. I made some very hasty decisions and I think it shows in some spots if you just look at the charts. However, the mixes do sound pretty great, in my opinion, and I think that a lot of the times where I just leave the faders alone comes from having taken the time to really just putz around with the amps to get them nice and balanced.
Holy shit. It's almost like this is a blog about DIY home recording again.
CaSa014-1: "Legless Dancer"

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
BassAT: +4.5dB
WE: +3.5dB
AT: 2330
WE: 0130

Threshold: -8dB
Ratio: 4:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: 5.24ms
Release: 195ms
Gain: 0dB


JaguarAT: 0dB
WE: +6dB
AT: 0130
WE: 2330




Feedback Loop-16dB
Midnight



Watkins tape echo plugin on Send 4 set to just create a feedback loop on its own, ran through a delay plugin with LFO set to oscillate by dotted half notes.
CaSa014-2: "Memphis, Egypt"

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
BassAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 0130
WE: 2330




Clean JaguarAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 0100
WE: 2230



After some debate, I turned up the gain to the WE mic on the DV amp and turned the Traynor amp down to reduce bleed. This worked better than just turning up the DV amp.
Distorted JaguarAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 0100
WE: 2230

WE:
Threshold: -24dB
Ratio: 3.33:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: 12ms
Release: 363ms
Gain: +14dB

Compressor on WE/DV setup employed only for one harmonic swell.
CaSa014-3: "It's in the Eggs"

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
BassAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 2300
WE: 0200

Threshold: -14dB
Ratio: 2:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: 19.5ms
Release: 447ms
Gain: +9.6dB


Duo-SonicAT: -7.5dB
WE: -7.5dB
AT: 0130
WE: 2330



"Lead" guitar.
JaguarAT: -6dB
WE: -6dB
AT: 0100
WE: 2230




Oscillator-5dB
Midnight



Proprietary 3X oscillator instrument plugin, backs the Duo-Sonic.
Reverb Click-3.5dBMidnightThe sound of a spring tank getting bonked programmed to match up with every other snare hit.
CaSa014-4: "The Pillow Angel"

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
BassAT: +4.5dB
WE: +4.5dB
AT: 2230
WE: 0100

Threshold: -4dB
Ratio: 4:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: 5.61ms
Release: 182ms
Gain: +4dB


Duo-SonicAT: 0dB
WE: -2dB
AT: 2200
WE: 0200

Threshold: -12dB
Ratio: 2:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: 5.61ms
Release: 182ms
Gain: +3.6dB


JaguarAT: +3dB
WE: +6dB
AT: 0130
WE: 2300
50%Q -18dB LS @ 75Hz



Intro JaguarAT: -5.5dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 2200
WE: 0200
Actually the main riff from a song meant to be titled "Falling Panties on Rising Stars".
That's actually kind of cheesy now that I read it back.
Probably the only song... Yeah, it's the only song where I employ the ring modulator.
CaSa014-5: "The Ritual of Oak and Mistletoe"

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
BassAT: +2dB
WE: +2dB
AT: 2230
WE: 0100




Duo-SonicAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 1900
WE: 0500


Reverb
High Cut: 1kHz
Low Cut: Off
Pre-Delay: 0ms
Size: 56 (out of 100)
Diffusion: 28 (out of 100)
Bass Multiplier: 300%
Crossover: 250Hz
Decay: 250ms
Damping: 500Hz
Slide guitar.
JaguarAT: 0dB
WE: +5dB
AT: 0130
WE:2330




CaSa014-6: Still debating on whether to call it "Lilies" or "A Fuck Song".

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
Rhythm BassAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 0100
WE: 2230

Threshold: -10dB
Ratio: 4:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: .5ms
Release: 158ms
Gain: +6dB


Lead BassAT: 0dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 0130
WE: 2330

Threshold: -10dB
Ratio: 4:1
Knee: Soft
Attack: .5ms
Release: 158ms
Gain: +4dB


JaguarAT: -2dB
WE: -2dB
AT: 2330
WE: 0230




"Peavey" Drums-5dBMidnightBacking for drum program in some sections.
Hammers-12.5dBMidnightA 7oz hammer smacking a 16oz hammer occurring every third quarter note of the chorus.

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