You Give Love a Bad Name - rough mix without bass

pcstudios

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OK, we're having a lot of fun with this.. we're a bluegrass band (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin & vocal) and for fun we're recording a Bon Jovi song "You Give Love a Bad Name." The guitar player added some electric guitar at the end of the song... I've never mixed electric guitar before. I'm just a banjo player lol.

We just put the acoustic bass on!

Any input welcome!!

You Give Love a Bad Name - Banjo Hangout Jukebox
 
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A friend burned me a cd off of Sat. radio of bluegrass spoofs of rock and rap songs that I flat wore out. One of the groups was called Banjovi. I guess I thought this was where you were going with this one , but you've done a serious job on it and it fits the style well. I think it needs some high energy harmony and flat pickin. Enjoyed it .. looking forward to hearing the final mix. mark
 

andrushkiwt

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Liked it. The timing issues were bugging me though. Is anyone playing to a click? Can you get the percussion and bass down first then record the other instruments over it? Great singing voice.
 

pcstudios

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The timing you hear is the timing we wanted to get across. We were all playing to a drum click track. It’s a syncopated timing in areas, but that’s how we play the song. I’m more interested in mixing techniques away from individual timing and performance preferences. Thanks for the input though.
 
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