[LAU] Some Linux related music stuff

Jostein Chr. Andersen jostein at vivaldi.net
Mon Jun 3 17:49:23 CEST 2019

Hi Jeanette,

Thanks for your very competent comments and nice words! I have some 
comments below:

On 2019-06-03 10:19, Jeanette C. wrote:
> Hey hey Jostein,
> Jun 2 2019, Jostein Chr. Andersen has written:
> ...
>> My self: A Journey
> ...
> I like this piece. The drum sounds really impressive. The recordings
> also sound good and crisp. It would have been lovely if the rest of the
> arrangement had gotten a bit more weight in the mix.

The stars here are the full body of the shaman drums, everything else is 
just extras. I could, for example, add more bass and take those 
frequencies from the drums, but that takes away the whole hypnotic 
feeling of the drums and that does not work for the audience: people 
that are used to drum journeys. But I clearly see your point.

>> Malin Larsson: Hälsingevalsen
> ...
> This has some rather unexpected harmonies. Lovely song. My regards to
> Malin. I think she found a good producer/engineer in you.

Thank you very much, oh yes, she's an amazing singer!

>> Ola Stinnerbom: Sapmi Power
> ...
>>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOeYK6zbWgU
> ...
> This production has a nice bass. It really transports the almost trance
> like aspects for me. Was it a conscious decision to mix the vocals so
> quietly? It was a little surprising. :)

Yes, Ola (the client/artist) felt bad about putting the vocals more in 
the front and I did not manage to change his mind, I guess he felt too 
naked. It's a pity because he does, in my opinion, have a very good 
voice when one let it out and does not need to hide behind the 
instruments or use any thickening tricks. Well, maybe next time if any. 
Luckily, the voice easily cuts through the mix.

> Thanks for sharing all these and I am looking forward to hear more from
> you.

Thank _you_, Jeanette!  :-)

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