Posted on May 06, 2005 10:42 am
Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Member Since: Jun 24, 2004
So two of my best friends in England send me a CD of their new stuff. Very cool. A bit muffled, and not too loud. Great songs though. The singer I "discovered" at the tender age of thirteen. Shy kid with a huge voice. Very Steve Winwood like. But I digress.
I popped the CD into my PC and downloaded the files onto Cubase. Here's where HRC comes in. I had a few minutes to spare (I know, MAD!), so I started to apply a few VST's to the track to get the sound a bit clearer. Using the knowledge gleaned from this site, I added:
VoxengoOldschoolreverb, Baxxpander, a couple of Multi-band compressors (one just to stop the vocals being boxy, and the other for the rest of it), Classic Compressor, plus a couple of others - and some very careful EQ....
Got the tracks sounding pretty fantastic, even if I say so myself. Bright, loud, clear, and modern sounding. I believe they were originally recorded on an eight track tape. Wish I had separate tracks to deal with...just have the stereo mix.
I was a bit concerned that my friends might be offended by me tampering with their "baby." Not so, they're excited about getting the "LA REMIX" as they call it (I'm NOT in LA). Need to "Master" now as best I can. I can't afford Har-Bal (I know, I know). Any free/cheap alternatives out there?
So anyway. Thanks to HRC my buddies will be getting their remix soon. The sound I have so far is well worth the price of HRC-Pro. dB-Wan, Coco, and the rest of you brilliant minds should be quite proud too!
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