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Reviews for "Always Maybe (Calendar Sisters Mix)"

Always Maybe (Calendar Sister...
by spinmeister
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Wed, Oct 24, 2007 @ 3:39 PM

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permalink   Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 6:06 AM
Great! A mix of some older musical styles with some very up-to-date and high quality production values.
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:31 PM
thanks for your kind words - just like you, I do like to mix the old and the new :-)
permalink   Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 8:21 AM
Now this is some different and very original stuff from you!
Hey this is absolutely amazing “Country Pop”(A style that I still love to listen too, honest!). Terrificly nice. I like the flange and phase fx treatment.
You treated so well the “chorus” effect. CG has now some sisters singing in the background decently. Very good executed.
Love the guitar phrases of your mate, drums and percussion arrangement is tasty and smooth, I am still trying to find out what you played on the E-piano. This is a stunning mix! Congratulations to you both for a very pleasant mix that is a catchy tune for me.
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:33 PM
Thanks for your kind comment! To give away a little secret: the main beat is based on a Bossa Nova, but I went a bit crazy on it (The “ how I did it” has more).
ditto ditto
permalink   Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 10:54 AM
Yeah.! The Andrews Sister meet CalendarGirl..Funny work with the voices. ‘Good work’, i say and especially on the bridge, really like this part.
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:37 PM
thanks! and yes, the harmonies are very much inspired by the Andrews Sisters. And yes, I love building bridges - it was really neat to work with a song that had a vocal bridge in it by design. Props to CG for that.
permalink   Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 11:41 AM
Bananarama, Fun Boy Three even the Pointer Sisters Frankie. Its all in there.

Very well done .
the melodyne work creates such a creamy sound.

Nice to see you back in the saddle, or out of it in another sense.
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:43 PM
thanks LS! Yes, a toast to all the great girl groups, who did something for the ears, rather than just for the eyes. :-)

The harmonies are actually TC Helicon VoiceLive.

p.s. just learning how to hop between saddles a bit better :-)
permalink   Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:04 PM
I love what u did with the vocals. What program are u using to get that effect on the vocals?
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Oct 25, 2007 @ 12:30 PM
Thanks! Quote: J.LangWhat program are u using to get that effect on the vocals?

The harmonies (4 part) are actually not created with software, but with a piece of hardware: TC Helicon VoiceLive.

However, before adding the harmonies, I fine-tuned the original vocal track with Melodyne software. Without that fine tuning, the harmonies didn’t sound as smooth.
permalink   Sat, Nov 3, 2007 @ 9:13 PM
This mix is a heck of a lot of fun. It gets stuck in your head and it won’t go away, but that’s not such a bad thing. Technically I know an awful lot went into this. I don’t understand any of it but it definitely works. This one is timeless. It could easily be coming out of a big old warm valve radio (or whatever those things were before they had transistors. (no I am not that old, but I do read a little :-)). Hats off to the RichMiester as well for some very nice licks. Great job. Keep ‘em coming.
permalink   spinmeister Sat, Nov 3, 2007 @ 10:52 PM
thank you for those sweet words and especially for mentioning the term “valve radio”. If that doesn’t make you feel all warm inside, nothing will! :-)
permalink   Sat, Nov 3, 2007 @ 11:18 PM
Great job Mr. Spin! Love the groove and vibe. Keep on keepin’ on!
permalink   spinmeister Sat, Nov 3, 2007 @ 11:29 PM
thanks for the kind words, Mr. L - good to see you back in action here!
permalink   Mon, Nov 12, 2007 @ 7:03 AM
I really like the contemporary take on girly pop…It’s a very smooth and beautifully mixed track with a perfect balance of elements that I’m a little jealous of (lol)…and I particularly love the last third when all the elements are playing off one another ;)
permalink   spinmeister Tue, Nov 13, 2007 @ 9:02 AM
thanks so much for your kind words YN. I had never done a real girl-pop remix before, so this one was an opportunity I just couldn’t resist :-)
permalink   Fri, Nov 16, 2007 @ 7:57 PM
I was just listening to all the other “July” remixes since I just uploaded mine (no, I didn’t listen to any others first)- WOW! Very Beatle-y, certainly happier than mine (and much more work, too!)
permalink   spinmeister Fri, Nov 16, 2007 @ 8:05 PM
thanks ducket! Yes in this one I went for happy - and it was quite a bit of work indeed. But maybe that’s just because I’m a slow worker :-)
permalink   Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 6:59 PM
your version gives the song a very interesting atmosphere here. beautyfull.
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 7:16 PM
thanks for your kind comment TSOL!
permalink   Tue, May 20, 2008 @ 9:31 PM
This is really fun. The vocal work and harmonies are fantastic of course. There is a wonderful loose then tightness with the vocals and instruments that feels very live – like this was a serendipitous take of a band. The production quality is really excellent.
permalink   spinmeister Tue, May 20, 2008 @ 10:35 PM
thanks so much vo1k1! Just like you, I tried to take CG into a happy place :-)
Scott Altham
permalink   Tue, Dec 23, 2008 @ 10:06 AM
Another great (and well produced) pop track… wonder why i’d not really stopped by your music before today?!. I like it
permalink   spinmeister Tue, Dec 23, 2008 @ 11:31 AM
lol - thanks again! — aren’t you tired of my musical ramblings yet? As you may already know, I’ve been a (much too) quiet fan of your music for a long time, so your kind comments mean a lot. Thanks for making my day!