The audio files accompany the Mix Rescue that appeared in SOS September 2010.
The 'MixRescueHighlights' ZIP file contains a number of audio files which are intended to accompany this month's Mix Rescue of Joe Murphy's track, 'Casting Shadows' (/sos/sept10/articles/mixrescue-0910.htm). The final remix contained rather too many tracks for it to be practical to include all of the multitrack files, so instead I've picked out a few illustrative highlights, which you should be able to line up in your own DAW.
The titles of the audio files should be pretty self-explanatory, but here's a quick run-down:
Joe's original mix of 'Casting Shadows', as supplied when he applied for the Mix Rescue treatment.
My final mix of 'Casting Shadows', before mastering.
My remix, as mastered by Colm O'Rourke.
Rather than only supply theusual 'before and after' files, I thought it would be useful to show just how much of the feel of this track was achieved using a blend of different send effects:
This is the stereo bounce from the Lexicon room reverb patch I used in the remix.
This is the stereo bounce from the Lexicon hall reverb patch I used in the remix.
This is the stereo bounce from the AudioEase Altiverb patch I used in the remix — it used the same settings as that Joe had used, but I sent different parts to it in different amounts.
This is the stereo bounce from the Universal Audio UAD Plate 140 reverb patch I used in the remix.
This is the stereo bounce from the TC Electronic reverb patch I used in the remix. Initially I set this up for the snare, but used if for some other elements as the mix progressed.
This is the stereo bounce from the PSP Audioware PSP84 delay patch I used in the remix.
This is the stereo bounce from Cubase's in-built Stereo Delay plug-in, which I set up as another send effect.
The lead vocal part as supplied by Joe.
The lead vocal as processed in my remix.
The backing vocal part as it appeared in the original version.
The backing vocals as used in the remix — although do note that I also made extensive use of send effects to get the final result.
The picked acoustic guitar from the intro, as suplied by Joe.
The acoustic guitar rhythm part, as supplied by Joe.
Both acoustic guitar parts, as presented in my remix — but without the send effects. As you can hear, these are much brighter, and there's much more emphasis on the transient, to help them cut through the rest of the mix.
The electric guitar riff that appears during the choruses, as supplied by Joe.
The electric guitar rhythm part that appears during the choruses, as supplied by Joe.
The electric slide guitar riff, as supplied by Joe.
The electric guitar rhythm that appears during the verses, as supplied by Joe.
The electric guitar riff that appears during the verses, as supplied by Joe.
The various guitar parts routed through the Guitars stereo bus in my remix. The send effects don't appear here, but are supplied in a separate file.