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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

MIXING

First off, I love making records, and I consider myself lucky to be in a position to do so. Mixing, however is my least favorite part of the process. I much prefer the recording itself, putting up mics and getting sounds. Mixing is tedium and repetition. Even the greatest song ever get's annoying after the hundredth playback. It's so easy to lose perspective. Chris and I have developed a pretty good method of sharing the burden. I call it 'deaf cop, blind cop'. One person (deaf cop) drives (operates the keyboard), deals with minutia, and makes the adjustments called out by blind cop, who sits behind deaf cop with his eyes closed listening to the BIG PICTURE. When madness begins to set in, we switch. Using this method we were able to get through two New Creation (Lifeteen, aka The Christians) tunes in two hours last night. I can hear Tony now, "Two songs! What the hell is going on up there?" My answer - Making records.

Comments:
No sir, continue to slog away at it. Your methods are sound. Out of curiousity, does that mean there are 4-5 tunes all together completed?:-)
 
You are correct sir: Sing, Awesome, Blessed, Surrender.
 
And if we're really lucky we may even get a visit from "Dumb Cop," who walks by the open door and says "You guys record that?"
 
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