This is the last actual tune on the Frosted Mini Wheats CD. It seems like I posted about this one before. No matter, I’m talking some more! Hmm. Little heavy on the low end in this one too. This is the one with the samples from the National Graphic floppy record of whale song. I have the guy saying “these are underwater sounds”. I also have strategic record noise, which I really kinda dig. Then I have a WHOLE SHITLOAD of Beatles samples, also from an actual vinyl record. The thing that was so novel about this song for me was that I was taking the turntable, recording pieces into an 8 track hard disk recorder/editor, then editing the stuff together using that very primitive interface. In places I felt like I was making it sound like an actual DJ cutup, but it wasn’t.
I have a very long bit of “happiness is a warm gun” and the only real reason is that I like the tune so much that I kept wanting to hear more of it.
I remember also that on the rap vocal at the end, there’s a point where I’m saying “attack it!” and that vocal is combining with a little hit from the record samples and making a sound like there’s a distorted guitar strum in there but there’s not. I loved that. I also was happy when the vocal sounded like it had reverb and was sitting in the mix nicely just with a little delay. That was before I really understood that reverb and delay are theorhetically the same thing. I notice now, though, that the vocal is a bit quiet. Mixing vocals is not easy for the vocalist to do, and the basic rule in recording is don’t do that.
Lately, however, I think I’ve been getting over myself or getting used to it all just enough that my vocal mixes aren’t too bad.
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