Water Grave is an exceptional song, originally performed by The Imperials and now by Wade Spencer and a group of fantastic musicians. When I initially heard the tracks and the quality of the musicians involved with the recording I was very excited about getting this mix started. After spending some time to get familiar with the session and what the instruments were speaking throughout the song, it was time to set up a mix and a panning strategy to find a good home for all the instruments represented in this song.
Represented in the song is Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Wurly, Harmony Vocals 7 them to be exact, Lead Vocal, Tambourine and I’m probably missing something since I’m going by memory. The Recording is Phenomenal, I believe Kevin Ward recorded the session and passed that off to Jon Wright to mix the release. The mix you hear post on the blog is my mix of the raw tracks supplied by Kevin Ward at MixCoach.com with Wade’s permission.
Maybe a total of 8 good hours was spent working this mix into what I would call some of my best work to date. I hope you enjoy this Song as much as I did mixing it.
Mixed and Mastered by: Joe Piccione at Longview Recording Studio, Cape Cod Ma.
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Daniel Sobrino has been taking Los Angeles by storm with his undeniably
beautiful voice and original viewpoint on songwriting.
Currently, he is concentrating on the release of his newest EP,
Born Again, which will be available later on this month.
Invincible has a great blend of acoustic, electric and synth instrumentation all supported by Daniel’s well delivered vocals. Have a listen, enjoy this great tune and don’t hesitate to drop by Daniels site to tell him you like his sound.
Invincible copyright Daniel Sobrino 2013
The release was mixed by Graham Cochrane
The above mix was Mixed and Mastered by Joseph Piccione at Longview Recording Studio Cape Cod Ma.
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Beautiful Life by Feedback Revival, a rocking song with a unique blend of Banjo, Slide Guitar and edgy but controlled vocals straight out of Nashville. It was a real pleasure mixing these tracks, total mix time was probably close to 8 hours including any revisions and Mastering. Mixed at Longview Recording Studio Cape Cod, the mix was done totally on a digital audio workstation. Totally in the box dude! The Raw Tracks were supplied through The Mix Coach website, be sure to visit www.mixcoach.com to check out all they have going on over there. You can find Feedback Revival online to check out some of their YouTube videos.
I have supplied the Acoustic Version that I found online of the song as well as my mix below, Enjoy!
“I really enjoyed mixing these tracks, this Piano driven song has a great feel with wonderful energy. Backed with airy back up vocals, orchestral instruments and timpani this song has a unique quality that drew me into the mix.”
Thanks for Breakfast by Jessica Ripka
Copyright Jessica Ripka 2012
Raw Tracks provided by Joe Gilder for the Dueling Mixes Aug Mix
Mixed and Mastered by Joseph Piccione at Longview Recording Studio, Cape Cod, Ma.
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Graham Cochrane, a very well established Professional Musician, Audio Instructor and Mix Engineer with a passion for teaching others how to record and mix. Graham can be found over at the Recording Revolution, visit http://therecordingrevolution.com/ for posts on recording and mixing as well as write ups on current software and plugins. It’s a treasure chest of great information and worth the visit.
“Already There” is a new song written and performed by Graham, recorded in his Studio with a humble amount of gear. You could call this a home recording, but it’s not a typical home recording, this is captured very well. I’m very pleased and feel privileged to have mixed these tracks, I don’t think it’s often he makes his music available for others to mix.
This song is the “July Mix” on the Dueling Mixes Web Site. So, a large group of Mixers from around the world mixed the tracks and compared notes as we always do. Each with a unique mix and sound of their own, all worth listening to for ideas and inspiration. Here is my mix of the tracks, I hope you enjoy listening.
Music Copyright: Graham Cochrane
Mixed and Mastered by Joseph Piccione at Longview Recording Studio Cape Cod, Ma.
I hope you’re having fun mixing my new song “Already There.” I’ve already heard some of your mixes and they are incredible! Nice work, really.
Falling In Love with a girl was a great song to mix, tracks supplied by Kevin Ward from Mix Coach.com
When mixing the tracks I decided to keep all of the tracks as supplied, no track edits or time alignment was performed. My basic goal was to take the raw material supplied, mix until I was satisfied with the song as being “finished”. My goal for each mix is to polish the artists performance not to change or produce unless asked to make those types of decisions.
Enjoy the chillin’ vibe Marcy puts down here in “Falling In Love with a girl”
Mixed & Mastered by Joseph Piccione at Longview Recording Studio Cape Cod , MA
I love to mix uplifting music, music that gives glory to God and again was given opportunity to do so, thanks Joe. These tracks come straight out of Nashville Tennessee, recorded by Joe Gilder for his new and soon to be released CD. Most of these tracks were recorded right at Joe’s home studio, they sounded great when I received them and mixing was a joy.
A group of fine mixer’s from around the world have had the opportunity to mix these tracks and many of the mixes are sounding excellent. Below I posted my finished mix and the history of this Christian Hymn “It Is Well”. I hope you enjoy it! ~ J.P.
I want to take a moment to introduce Joe Gilder,
a fine Producer, Mix Engineer and Audio Instructor from Nashville.
Joe writes great music, he’s a top-notch Audio Engineer as well.
He runs a website dedicated to teaching the art of home recording
to all who dare to learn, it’s well worth the visit.
As mostly of the old hymns, they were first lyrics and then years ahead someone else composed the music (….and named).
In the case of “It Is Well” the music/tune is called “Ville du Havre”
Words: (It is well) Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music: (Ville du Havre) Philip P. Bliss, 1876
The tune is named after the ship on which Spafford’s children perished, the S.S. Ville de Havre.
Bliss himself died in a tragic train wreck shortly after writing this music.
This hymn was written after two major traumas in Spafford’s life. The first was the great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a wealthy businessman). His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873 at which time he had planned to travel to Europe with his family on the SS Ville du Havre. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire.
Shortly after, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford’s daughters died in a collision with another ship.
Spafford’s wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, “Saved alone.”
Several weeks later, as Spafford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died, he was inspired to write these words.
They speak to the eternal hope that all believers have, no matter what pain and grief befall them on earth.
As you can see, the history behind this hymn is at least interesting!
Many old christian hymns have great history behind…love it!