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    Bad-ass funk tune with full horn section!

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    I have been recording my band the past few weeks and this is one of the tracks.

    Drums recorded with two MXL 991s on the toms, MXL 990s as overheads. CAD kick microphone. SM57 on the snare.

    Guitar on the left side was miked with a sennheiser e906. The guitar on the right side was miked with an SM57. Kustom hot rod and peavey valveking respectively.

    Bass is an Ibanez bass run through an ampeg svt-4.

    Trumpet and Trombone were miked with a Neumann TLM 49. Tenor sax was miked with an AKG microphone (can't remember), and the alto was miked with an MXL991.

    Hope you enjoy the tune.

    Mix #1:
    http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?id=25908

    Mix #2:
    http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?id=25952
    Last edited by jndietz; 11-20-2010 at 11:55.

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    I think the toms should come up. The kick drum could use a bit more body. Maybe replace that with a sample and mix the signals. There is too much low in the snare. Take some of that out. It's also very dull.
    The bass is kind of dull too. It could use more highs.
    Horn section sounds really good. Leave that there.
    Guitar sounds good.
    Cool tune
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    Sounds great, the horns are especially good, very polished. I thought the mix was good too, but I agree with the observations Squibble made, on second listen.

    Really enjoyed it, love the song and performance. Great work.

    Pete

    Thanks for listing the gear you used.

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    Great tune! Can't say much on the mix, cause I'm listening on puter speakers, but the performance is excellent! Love the brass section, and the groove is also very cool Big up!

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    Sounds real cool, but the mix needs some polish and shine.
    Snare sounds a bit loud compared to the rest, but I totally dig your drummer. That tempo change is killer. Mix is almost there IMHO, just needs some brilliance. Top performance!
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    Not too bad. Kudos on all the real instruments. You don't hear too many home-recorded songs with horns that use actual horns.

    I think the mix sounds pretty good. I get what the other guys said about the drums, but don't necessarily agree. They sound good for this type of song. They have that dry, funky 70's sound that suits the song very well. I personally wouldn't do anything to really change their overall sound. Maybe just a hair more reverb on the kit. Just a touch.

    Bass could come up. It sounds great, but I think more would be good. Guitars and horns sound exceptional. Overall a very nice job.

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    Oh my god. you really got horney! (Ba doomp, Chhhh)
    I'll be here all week!

    No, seriously though I love horn sections. This one is very well recorded. I'm not sure if I agree about the kick. It sounds fine to my ears. The snare does seem to be a bit too bassy, but it's not annoying. I actually find it kind of soothing. Also, I love the spring reverb on the guitar. I haven't heard that in a recording since...I don't even remember.

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    Love the tune. Started off sounding like early Chicago, but then got funkier. What jumped out at me were the hi-hats...they were just a little too noticeable. The kick and snare were perfectly to my liking, and I agree with Gerg that the bass needs to come up just a tad, to suit the style of music. Nice job!

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    Thank you all for the mixing tips and praise...we'll be working a lot on this over the next few days as we have a deadline approaching. So you will likely hear some more revisions soon

    We have to fix that shaker during the beginning, because it sort of just cuts out almost randomly.

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    NICE!


    Don't hear sections too much anymore and never in homerecordings.

    No real nits from me ..... I pretty much like everything about it except this kind of song needs a burning sax ride or keyboard ride of some kind at some point but man ..... very cool band dude ......... I'm sure you're having fun.
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