Monday, August 25, 2008

Simon says....

...he hears the mix of "I Don't Know Why" as not being 'done'. He feels it doesn't sound like it's all in the same room.

Hmmm...I heard that for a second when I was listening in phones before I posted it, but I thought I was going crazy. Good ear Simon!

Now that I go back, I don't know how much I care. It does sound pretty great. I was listening and comparing to Isaac Hayes stuff from itunes (that's my model for this tune - and ya gotta revere the masters!), and I can hear Isaac puts more reverb in the higher instruments, so jangley guitars tend to be pretty wet, but he's more austere with say the drums. I think I'll try that.

Point taken.

The thing is, Simon said "the recording strikes me as being at a "demo" level, somehow". OUCH!!! He was never much for pulling a punch.

I DON'T DO DEMOS! Them's fightin' words where I come from!

Fortunately, I think we are talking about small increments at this point...

I know so much more about mixing orchestral music......


Anonymous said...

It's a good thing you musicians don't use jargon. "Wet"?

Reed Robins said...


The sound of a room applied to individual instruments is called reverb. A recording with a lot of reverb is said to be "wet" and one with very little room sound is said to be "dry".

Thanks for bringing me back to earth!

-Reed (in general a pretty dry guy)

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, brother, I wasn't looking to pick no fight. Sorry about that!

Anyway, I find the remix much better.