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Ballad Of Jane (narva9 mix)
by Ivan Chew
Recommends (7)
Fri, Apr 3, 2009 @ 9:13 AM

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fourstones
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permalink   Fri, Apr 3, 2009 @ 4:33 PM
the arrangement is very nice and guitars sound sweet. the mix is a little ‘dark’ - sounds like it missing a compression/eq pass on the master (?)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Apr 4, 2009 @ 4:28 AM
Gotta look up “compression/ eq pass” thingy… :)

You and Victor are right, Fourstones. Now that you pointed it out, narva9 vocals are somewhat drowned out.
radiotimes
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permalink   Fri, Apr 3, 2009 @ 7:06 PM
Victor’s right it does need a bit of “brightening up” and the vox needs to sit better in the mix as it is competing with too many other frequencies.

The work itself is really, really beautiful and deserves to be re-engineered as it is so good!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Apr 4, 2009 @ 4:31 AM
Thanks for the compliment, radiotimes. I’ll re-engineer a “version 1.1” and see what I can do (still groping my way around the sound engineering part). Won’t replace this track though. I like to remind myself of imperfections :)
panu
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permalink   Sat, Apr 4, 2009 @ 2:46 AM
REALLY pretty, Ivan. you & n9 are a great combo every time. my only production trick would be to duplicate each track 2-3 times and adjust the mixer faders as needed. i like the sound of this track a lot.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Apr 4, 2009 @ 4:35 AM
Thank you for listening, panu moon. I think it’s really narva9’s vocals that brings out the essence in the track.

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my only production trick would be to duplicate each track 2-3 times and adjust the mixer faders as needed
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Yeah, I can try that. That’s the extent of what I know too, LOL.
colab
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permalink   Sat, Apr 4, 2009 @ 7:57 PM
I like this. Brings me back many years, to many excellent influences. But I won’t drop a list of references, because you have a sound of your own, and it’s quite beautiful.

There are a few minor fixes that could polish this a bit more - but it’s like talking about polishing a nice piece of jewellery. :)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Apr 5, 2009 @ 6:10 AM
Quote: colabThere are a few minor fixes that could polish this a bit more - but it’s like talking about polishing a nice piece of jewellery. :)

Very kind of you to say that, colab. Perhaps too kind? LOL

Ah… I hope I didn’t give the wrong impression with my responses above. Though I did say I’m fine with some imperfection, I welcome whatever comments/ critique from the ccMixter community. Every input goes into the next song. :)
narva9
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permalink   Mon, Apr 20, 2009 @ 11:16 AM
Hey Ivan,

The mix is wonderful (as always). Very gentle.
Thank you.

n9
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Apr 21, 2009 @ 4:30 AM
Thank you for saying that, narva9.