[LAU] new mixes of a recent song

Julien Claassen julien at mail.upb.de
Tue Jun 19 17:10:43 UTC 2012

Hi Dave and all you other remixers!
   It was great fun listening to these mixes and comparing them, thinking: I'd 
like to takethis feature fromthis mix and that from the other and then put 
them all together in myhead. :-)
   I must say, and I hope, this won't be held against me, that I liked the 
original mix the least of them all. But that's quite allright, since you had 
the composing of a very engaging song to throw in as well. :-) Too much 
   the McGruff remix has this small sound. What I'd call "singer songerwirter' 
sound. I like the directness of it. What I don't like about it, is the voice 
being a little off-center. It's very strange. But it brings out all the 
instruments very clearly. It's a very trnasparent approach. And I have come to 
like transparent a lot. :-)
   The Jason Jones remix: Well of course, splendid drumming, something Imissed 
in the original. but we don't all have a drumkit ready at home, with all the 
micing in place. I like very much the way the drums are played, because it 
goes against the cliche. When I heard the first snare hit, and realised, that 
it wouldn't be all rimshot, Ithought: oh god, we're going to hear the typical 
coffee-house blues for so-called culturallyinterested folks in suites and with 
no taste at all. Yet this impression was quickly dismantled and found me 
listening in delight. The drumming actually gave the song even much push. 
Something stronger, stricter, tighter. And even better: no bouts of being the 
good drummer. Sometimes less is really much more than more. So enough shameful 
admittance to my fetish for drums. Drool all cleaned up and we can talk about 
the mix. If the reverb on the vocals was another one, perhaps a nicely tune IR 
or in general something alittle more subtle, it would be perfect in my ears. 
This mix has a soft pressure from below, while still being tight and not to 
cuddly. there's enough parnorama to have a real room impression and just a 
joyful listening experience. I just leant back and closed my eyes, whatever 
that might improve, being me. :-)
   Fons' remix: Fantastic processing of the vocals. I love the reverb. It is 
the subtle one, I've been longing for in Jason's mix. The guitars and the 
drums are processed clearly. Not too much compression. The overall loudness is 
quite impressive. Yes I know, loudness isn't everything, but it tends to give 
easy pleasure. Just like good fast food or sweets: You know you shouldn't and 
it hits you directly, but it's just very tasty. :-) The panorama is again well 
used. There's only one drawback and that is in my ears a big one: the bass. In 
comparison it sounds much too loud. I don't know, how it would actually fit 
in, if it was lower in volume. But at that volume, it also sounds muddy. Gives 
me a bit of the impression, like an EQ band was raised by accident and not 
lowered again. Overall, it's the biggest mix. I'm talking about the stereo 
impression. More like a good concert recording or almost like an orchestral 
recording space. Overall, it manages to give room to the finer points of the 
original recording.
   It being a good tune, it was great fun listening over and over again and I'm 
happily waiting for the other two remixes, should they arrive. thank you 
everyone for sharing this work!
   Warmly yours

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