Month: June 2017

Remixes

Dream Girl By The Gallery (Remix)

That time again, this time another remix of a country song by a band called The Gallery. This song is entitled Dream Girl. It’s been interesting bouncing around genres a little bit. What I’ve noticed is that I tend to approach songs from a rock point of view. Not really surprising because metal and rock are really what my musical DNA is based on, but part of me has a philosophical debate with myself about whether I should spend time learning about the idiosyncrasies of mixing each specific genre or do I allow the mix to be filtered through my musical preferences.

I was having a discussion with a guitarist friend of mine the other week about this, he’s allowing me to re-record and remix some of his work, and I made the comment that in a way the producer and engineers are additional band members from a certain point of view because they can through their choices dictate what the end songs sounds like. Just going through the exercise of writing this post out makes me think, it is worthwhile to learn about how certain styles like country are engineered and mixed because that knowledge is just another tool in the larger engineering box o’ tricks. Enough blabbering, have a listen to a good country song by a talented group of guys!

Remixes

Eternal Eyes By John Demena Remix

It’s that time again! Latest remix is a faith rock type song called Eternal Eyes by a gentleman by the name of John Demena. Really interesting vibe to this song that is right up my alley so this one really was a pleasure to work on (and I’ll be damned it’s still stuck in my head). I recently picked up a Presonus Faderport 8 and UAD-2 PCI card, so this was my first chance to be able to mix at home with faders instead of a keyboard and mouse and to use some pretty amazing hardware based plug-ins like a Neve 33609 compressor. At some point I’ll review them but I want to get some more time and experience in with them. Anyway, I’ll stop yapping now and get to the music! Here’s my mix of Eternal Eyes!