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    Guys,

    Long story short, I had to update the old Gries demo clip as a soundtrack for a friend's website. So, I pulled the old one out of my youtube channel and uploaded the new one.

    Some things have changed, of course. Firstly, its much shorter (whew, right?) and this time, instead of showcasing multiple guitars I only used one guitar in the neck pickup position. Secondly, the Gries gain pot was changed, thanks to some awesome help from you guys! This means that the current 3 position would have been very difficult to find with the old pot and, for me, represents a sweet spot. Thirdly, I have since acquired the Suhr reactive load.

    After listening to the old demo, I took some of the juicier licks, came up with a few others, worked them into a melody and re-tracked the guitar parts. Then I remixed everything (assuming I've learned something about Cubase through my previous songs), putting each drum in a different track (as opposed to using stereo drums) for individual processing (mainly compression and eq, then of course, level and panning) and then - and this is a first for me - generated a stereo WAV file of the mix and mastered it. I think the sound is better than the old demo, plus the Gries sounds ungodly.

    I sent Dave Gries an mp3, and he asked me to put this on youtube as his demo, so I did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6T3Pp-ym2U

    Hope y'all like it!

    Srini

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    Lovely. You could have made it longer, throw that bushel away and stop hiding your light under it!

    The Gries sounds gorgeous; I'm not surprised that you were asked to put this mp3 up as the demo.

    The whole sound was excellent. The drums were very nice indeed - which / what drums do you use in Cubase?

    Another class job, I'll look forward to the next one.
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    Thanks, Dave! Its short, really, because its a soundtrack now and it just repeats itself. I have several drum loops, and many of them come either in a stereo mix or with each drum in its own track. I used to use stereo drums in the past because I was worried about mixing them right, but I'm learning how to do that. I'm glad you like the sound - the drums did not sound like that raw, I can assure you! I must say that Cubase's channel strip plug-in was a godsend, as were Izotope Alloy2 and EZ-Mix2. You do have to tweak the presets a fair amount, but its a lot better than starting from scratch.

    Srini
    Last edited by Srini; 06-05-2015 at 05:32 PM.

 

 

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