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by Scott Altham
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Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 4:01 PM
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permalink   Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 6:38 PM
Sounds like enough treble for me (through headphones at least); the frequency of the switches as it stands might not work in a club situation, but the variety and density make for great listening- well done!
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 2:41 AM
Totally agree, re the switches. I guess this would be the radio edit. Would stretch the whole thing out for the club experience, probably make the base drum less punchy too. Cheers for the fback!
permalink   Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 7:59 PM
Damn nice. This would be quite the excellent driving tune.
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 2:56 AM
Quality work my friend! You might want to boost a bit on some of the higher frequencies to polish it off. Be subtle though. Over all it’s a really nice job. : )
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 2:59 AM
Ah ha, You have confirmed by treble queries, thought it may be lacking a little… I’ll add a bit to the hi end. Thanks for the feedback!
permalink   Lasswell Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 1:00 AM
I guess I didn’t mean to boost the overall high frequencies but I was thinking of the clap/snare in particular. There is something in the mix that sounds a bit “muffled”. What I notice all happens when the drums kick in. The high hat sounds a bit sharp on the mid frequencies and maybe needs a little boost on the higher end. Don’t take this as a criticism of the remix itself. It’s really nice!
permalink   Loveshadow Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 3:41 AM
…mmm maybe its this :-) ?
permalink   Scott Altham Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 5:05 AM
Its definatley alchohol related for me, rarely do I knock out a track fully sober - I’ve probably got the remix skills of a toad (who’s also been on the good stuff) when i’m sober. As for the hi end, i think its probably the hats loop and snappy snare thing. They are both suffering under a filter, thats probably taken the hi end away. Will fix that reet up along with the vocal timing.

Kit wise, Senheisers (sheesh what are those?:-) I’m cranking along with top quality apple ipod ‘suction cups :o)’ - yeah right. Also in the mix is an old powermac Mac G4 huffing along and renoise. My studio kissed the dirt when I left the UK to persue a remix career in Bumsville, Amsterdam.

Cheers for the FBACK!
- DJ Toad
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 4:35 AM
Very nice choice of bass line sound!
I will agree with Lasswell for boosting the higher frequencies!
Other than that very well constructed!
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:14 AM
I am listening on Senheisers and it sounds great, if not a bit edgy to my ears.

Its a very polished mix. The clave thing sounds a bit loud in the beginning like a huge water drop and i was not convinced in the first verse about the timing of the vocal i think you are starting it after the beat.

Other than that its great. I love the fact that 5 versions of this vocal arrived in days and its great to hear quickly the different decisions people have made after working on it.

So lets see how about an orchestral film noire piece as the next challenge :-)
permalink   duckett Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 12:33 PM
No kidding? My suction cups are Sennheiser too- though yours are probably a little nicer than the HD 25 SP pair that I’ve got…
permalink   Lasswell Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 1:06 AM
what the hell do you know??? Just kiddin’ maestro!
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:28 AM
sounds great!well done
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:35 AM
Really pleasure to listen.Well done!
Geert Veneklaas
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 2:35 PM
permalink   Sun, Apr 13, 2008 @ 8:42 PM
Great mix, really complex, and no doubt tough to pin down rhythmically. I thought there were a few spots where the vox were a little off the beat, but I know now that’s it’s really hard to get them exact, especially depending on the level of gear you are using.

As far as the top end discussion, I too am listening on Sennheisers (although mine are very old, and open sided) and to me the top end sounded fine. I don’t like things too crispy so I loved the balance in this.

Great mix. lots of energy, great idea, very nicely developed.
permalink   essesq Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 7:37 PM
OK - this discussion has confirmed that for some purposes I really need different headphones - sorry Scott - and thanks everyone else ;-).

Think I’ll leave the tech critiques to the experts :-).
permalink   Mon, Apr 14, 2008 @ 10:04 AM
first of all - I really like the arrangement and the whole musical feel of this remix.

Chiming in on the EQ / top end discussion, I’m sensing too much AND too little high end on my speakers. There seems to be some harshness in the very top end, which is slightly disturbing, so the overall EQ is maybe a bit high on the very top end.

On the other hand, the higher frequency ranges don’t seem to be that well populated by intruments and effects (delays/reverbs).

So the trick might be to allow a bit more top end through in some of the individual instruments and effects channels, but to mellow out the very top end of the master mix a bit?
permalink   spinmeister Tue, Dec 23, 2008 @ 11:24 AM
I can’t believe I forgot to press the recommend, when I first heard this way back when. All EQ discussions aside, this is a GREAT remix!
permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 7:49 PM
Great Dance track , the mix sounds good to me.
Very Well done.
permalink   Sat, Jan 22, 2011 @ 6:04 PM
Awesome job on this Scott! Love it.