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Broken (Saturday Night Edit)
by Scott Altham
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Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 6:42 AM

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permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 8:25 AM
Well your right about the timing issues!!:O)

There’s lots of energy in this one and even though the arrangement takes me almost back to flares and Ben Sherman shirts it still has a nice hypnotic feel to it.

Its an obvious case for the quantize police and the vocals should take it as they are short enough phrases to allow it to work.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 12:01 PM
How did you know I’m currently wearing Flares and Ben S … spooky :-)

For the record, flares are the single greatest crime against fashion in the last 100 years. Flares and bum bags.

Thanks for listening squire!
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 8:49 AM
Its a bit of a difficult pella to get to sit in a track. I did a mix of it a week or so back and im’e still mulling it over in my cans.

Don’t know how you are mixing but one of the best ways to deal with a pella of this varible degree of loudness is to go in , cut it up and adjust each line for volume before you begin.

Even a basic limiter/commpressor should not be too overtaxed then.

Big potential in your backing track though. ;-)
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 9:02 AM
I think you’re right on the slicing and working the volume per vocal slice. I think I’ll give it a few days, then rework the vocal timing.
permalink   Carosone Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 2:29 PM
I agree with cutting and slicing, then bounce to audio before using a compressor. My compressor/limiter is Izotope Ozone, a mastering plug-in which I strongly recommend anyone. But with this kind of difficult pella I would see Melodyne as the one solution to adjust levels and timing more easily. Good refrain, by the way, the original pella seems to benefit being calmed down and levelled.
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 8:52 AM
Good Job Man enjoyed it alot

as far as limiters are concerned im using the oxford limiter but also audition has a nice one i think its powered by izotope
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 12:03 PM
Cheers Eddy, I’ll check out Audition
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 9:17 AM
I hear you on the timing issues, I kind of rushed my mix a bit, working on too many projects at one time.
As far as your mix, very appealing. Love the ambient trance groove you got here.
Very Well Done.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 12:02 PM
… its a good mix yours Mr Lang… Thanks commenting
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 10:03 AM
tag ambient? lol - this remix wouldn’t stay in the background if you tried to nail it to the wall!

Saturday Night’s alright for remixing!
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 10:49 AM
oh yeah, how wierd. Must of got a little trigger happy on the ol’ tagging. Thanks for stopping by Spin
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 10:47 AM
Taste-wise, I’m not really into the large synth chords but can appreciate that you’ve nailed the style perfectly.

The intro when the bass hits is the strongest groove I’ve come across in a while, and when the vocals hit it’s just heaven.

Aside for vocal volume issues this is a stellar production (and to me vocal timing is a non-issue in this - it flows naturally to me).

Nice work.
permalink   Scott Altham Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 12:06 PM
Large Synth Chords hey… very 90’s. I’m a 90’s kid (well teenager) so I think I’m subconsciously pulling inspiration (if thats what you can call it) from there.

I wanted the bass side to be rocking on this track so the entire mix passes through an EQ filter boosting the 50hz and 100hz range.

Thanks for reviewing Colab
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 1:06 PM
Great job man. You are a real versatile producer. Every track you make has a uniqueness in it. You are a gifted soul I tell you.

Well! as far as the limiter is concerned, Imageline(makers of FL Studio) are offering a product called Maximus which is a multiband compressor. It can do everything (MB compression, paraller/chain compression, limiting, gating, De-essaying). Its VST compatible, and you can download and use it in a demo mode with all the options available, just saving is not allowed in demo mode (If you can’t afford it). So you can save your maximus preset patch and every time you load your project, you load maximus and patch the setting. An easier way is to buy it! ;)
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 3:27 PM
Wow! That was groovy.
I took one look at these lyrics and decided they were to complex for me :D but you did such a nice job. If I would offer anything its that the vocals seem… divorced from the music somehow. But thats just me, I always overload my vocals with FX :P
permalink   Sat, Jan 17, 2009 @ 7:22 PM
Hey Scott—-very nice—Im not catching and timing issues that make me wince. Once again production wise its great. I’m working on this pella and am finding it hard to make sit in the mix as LS mentioned, so youve given me a few pointers—thanks for that and thanks for a nice listen on a Saturday night.
permalink   Sun, Jan 18, 2009 @ 6:24 AM
What about the arrangement, it’s really perfect! I love every second of it… You did a great job Scott
And what about vox mastering, I think you should check out mastering tools from Waves!
permalink   Sun, Jan 18, 2009 @ 10:33 AM
Hey Scott… A very groovy mix!

I can see what u said about the voice… but to me sounds like a “remix” … U took a pella that at first was not created to be a Techno and transformed it. And u did it very very well…

permalink   Thu, Feb 12, 2009 @ 4:36 PM
Nice man, Real nice, I’m lovin all that. I’ve been using a lot of the WAVES Diamond Plug-Ins. They seem to work for me. Some good compressors in there.
Nice Job though!

Peace! ;)-