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Over complicated mix mask another wise good song?
#766243 - 29/08/09 02:04 PM
Hi Folks ,
I'm just thinking about songs i've written and songs in general and
was wondering what peoples views are on if it is possible that a great song coud be over
shadowed by over the top production or too much going on (like a bazillion guitar parts or
something) And also how much is too much going (how longs a piece of string i hear you say
lol) I know it's dependent on the style or genre of music in question but for the sake of
argument lets say in pop/rock track. The reason i ask is i have an amazing opportunity and
i want to write better songs and have better demos that really sell the songs rather than
my production skills, if you get me?!
I'm thinking that i'd prefere to have
less going on instrumet wise but then use more reverbs etc to create the ambience of the
song but i'm unsure if i'm just over thinking it.
Re: Over complicated mix mask another wise good song?
#766245 - 29/08/09 02:29 PM
I would say definately, its very easy to destroy a good song by over complicating things.
Think about how many songs that sound so much better, or mean so much more,
when they're stripped back to acoustic versions. I'm trying to think of examples at the mo
and am struggling oddly!
Well there's Nirvana Unplugged. Never got into them
until I heard that and I think it really let their ability as songwriters shine thru. Even
the acoustic version of Hit Me Baby One More Time by Travis is a vast improvement!
But I guess, as you say, it depends on the genre and what the track is about at
its essense. One track I recorded has an awful habit of making girls I know cry, but would
it be as powerful if it wasn't just vocals, acoustic guitar, 2 strings and a few