New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twins

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New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twins

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Re: New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twin

Post by Harlem Nights » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:22 pm

Nice, yes the 80s are alive!!!

COuld be the mp3 compression in part, but in the mix there seems to be a bit much reverb and master limiting, so overall it's a very dense sounding mix, not really the way it sounded in the 80s... I would clean that up a little, for some more overall punch and dynamics

Got a Prophet VS, Pro One and juno 106 too, nice to spot some of the sounds

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Re: New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twin

Post by iProg » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:06 am

Harlem Nights wrote:Nice, yes the 80s are alive!!!

COuld be the mp3 compression in part, but in the mix there seems to be a bit much reverb and master limiting, so overall it's a very dense sounding mix, not really the way it sounded in the 80s... I would clean that up a little, for some more overall punch and dynamics

Got a Prophet VS, Pro One and juno 106 too, nice to spot some of the sounds

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Thanks for your kind advice! The mp3 is dense sounding indeed, but I will post a remix here soon. I agree with you!

Actually, none of these three synths are featured in the song. It's made of mostly samples and DX-7, plus some P5.

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Re: New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twin

Post by iProg » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:35 pm



Just posted a new mix of the song!

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Re: New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twin

Post by elsongs » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:55 am

Your synths are waay too loud and your rhythm section (drum machine and bassline) are waaaay too quiet. In the '80s, the drums and bass were put at the forefront. The synths smoothened and sweetened the mix. They didn't have to be mixed that high since their tonal characteristics allowed them to sit well in the mix. Also when using Linn-type drum sounds, the snare drum is just as heavy as the kick drum. And don't forget to reverb your snare and toms!

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Re: New song out! 80's Scritti Politti/Madonna/Thompson Twin

Post by Composition86 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:08 pm

Hi, I'm listening through the headphones and I must say that the mix is still wrong, same reasons above: honestly it's painful to my ears.
End of the bad news. ;)
The most important thing is that the song is very nice and, despite the bad mix, it sounds like a "modern 80s" song.
I'm very coriuos to hear the final version.

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