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Comment from a Record-Producer visitor...
Hey man, I've been a subscriber to your newsletter for about 4 months now. I really like a lot of the conversation brought up.
If you'll allow me to elaborate on what you said about upfrontiness... this is something I tend to go by a lot and since I started doing this, it has worked well. This is with the idea that things were recorded properly to start off with......
That's what I go by really, I do a lot of pop, meaning the track is just about all MIDI and the BV's and lead vocals sit on top of that, but it's a very general, yet accurate description of what needs to happen when producing a song. No, we don't all have nice equipment. I'm not entirely happy with everything I have even though I do have a nice Allen & Heath mixer with some Focusrite and Universal Audio pieces in my studio. It's a process, but that's what learning's all about. David, feel free to add in what I might have missed.
Ear Candy Studios
Owner, Head Producer
David Mellor responds...
Thank you for your comments. The interesting point you raise is whether upfrontiness is a quality of individual tracks, or a quality achieved by the entire mix and blend of instruments against the lead vocal?
Further comments/advice/tips are very welcome.