Interesting. Nice aggressive bass. I would have given the wah-wah guitar interludes a bit more bite, presence, and level, I think. Nice vocals. Too bad it's souncloud and I can't judge quality of the WA-87.
Mathew, it sounds like more of a 'console' vibe than some of your other stuff. Or it could just be confirmation bias. Sounds good!
Nice sonics and glue. One observation, it sounds to me like your overdubs tend to get a bit out in front of the drums timing wise. The drums rock in the intro, but by the middle of the song it sounds like they're catching up in spots. Stylistically it's reminiscent of some of the SF psychedelic bands early recordings. Maybe you meant to do that.
Thx, Donr. I honestly feel like I can finally hear my mixes better and just set better levels and panning so it more coherent. I was punching in all those vocal and double tracking them so I'll check that out !
Thx Mitch, ya good point. I am in logic with a producer kit so can open up the drum tracks, so I will play with it some more.
Our friend donr, was spot on with his double track vocal suggestion. I went in and tweaked wave forms to better align the DT lead vocal and it now has even more presence: thx, he should maybe play guitar or something, he has pretty good insights: you know ?
Sorry just saw this, in terms of tracking workflow, I had been beta testing Apogees new gui software so its very similar to UA Console 2 once set up: you just switch between mixer and playback for tracking and mixing.
Sonically, the symphony headphones are much more linear than the Apollo, so I am much more aware of the sound quality at source with the Symph mkii and I find the same for its conversion.
Around the time I got the Symph mkii I also got the Warm Audio 412 pre and its 87 mikes and I find the Symph mkii linearity helps me to hear more subtly into the source Sonics.
I am liking this so much, I am actually hardly using my fancy ass amphion monitors; just taking the room out of the monitoring equation and making decisions on the then constant sound of listening to source and the mix from the symph headphone outs.:)
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Thx Java, I'll check: I also have the stam 4k on the 2 bus.
As I use the C1 more, I am learning something , that you guys with more experience probably already know
I am doing an initial mix with levels and pan, no other effects. Then I notice that I am having trouble making finer decisions, so then I start playing with EQ,comp, drive and character.
The C1 is helping me to realize that these little dilemmas are not bad things but mean that the mix is coming together and as it gets more coherent, there are fewer and fewer things sticking out or not placed correctly, so the overall mix needs subtler things to finesses it ?
I've really been liking the Console 1. Started working on a rough mix of basically a three piece band kind of thing with Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and vocal. Using only the Console 1 for software plugins and admitting I am just learning it, I am really happy with what I would call a rough draft of the song. I will admit I also ran the tracks through a Bricasti and the Silver Bullet, but the C1 really sounds good and is easy to work with in Pro Tools.
Very interested in Console 1. I use the Slate VCC stuff, and it's ok. Anyone ever compare the two?
Vincent, I have the Slate VCC and have used it some in the past and would agree with you it is fine, but I personally prefer the Console 1. It sounds good, but I really like the workflow it offers using the controller. I've used it with Pro Tools 12 and Studio One and it works great with both. I do not regret the purchase at all.