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Still time to grab the free plugin from Soundtoys. They extended the giveaway period.

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Last chance to get the free "AlterBoy" pitch shifting plugin from Soundtoys !
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Dynamic Range Day 2015 is tomorrow -  ‪#‎DRD15‬
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Four foolproof ways to ensure you music has great dynamics, plus the announcement of the Award and Competition winners

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And the 2015 shortlist is… Mark Ronson - Uptown Special (DR8) D'Angelo - Black Messiah (DR8) Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Instruments PT2 EP (DR8) Jack White - Lazaretto (DR10) Opeth - Pale Com...
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Syro is the best mixed electronic record I have ever heard, that puts it at the top for that genre . 
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Dynamic Range Day 2015 Webcast is live! Join us! #DRD15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brCZaAGDJCw&feature=youtu.be
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The Soundtoys site is up again! Got get their free plugin while you can! :)
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I re mixed, and mastered, this recording of a Neil Young cover I produced last year.

I was trying to go for a more dirty and saturated sound (old school soul if you like) than in the earlier version. Better or not? I don't know and YMMW but it's a different take on it at least.

And since #DRD15 is coming up then this master is:
1.) -12.8 LUFS (integrated) and peaking at -1 dBTP.
2.) DR 10
3.) Max shorterm loudness is -11.1 LUFS

Only Love Can Break Your Heart
[Neil Young cover] - Lamina & the Post
Modern Prophets

Vocals - Ragnheiður Helga Hafsteinsdóttir - söngur, bakraddir
Guitars - Eiríkur Sigurðarson - rafgítar, kassagítar
Electric bass - Sigurdór Guðmundsson - rafbassi
Drums - Arnór Sigurðarson - trommur
Cello - Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir - knéfiðla (cello)
Rhodes piano - Daði Birgisson - Rhodes píanó
Saxophone - Eyjólfur Þorleifsson - saxafónn

Production / Upptökustjórn og framleiðsla: Sigurdór Guðmundsson og Eiríkur Sigurðarson.

Recordings / Hljóðritun: Sigurdór Guðmundsson, Eiríkur Sigurðarson, Daði Birgisson (Rhodes), Eyjólfur Þorleifsson (sax.), Arnór Sigurðarson.

String arrangement / Strengjaútsetning: Sigurdór Guðmundsson

Mixed and mastered by: / Hljóðblöndun (mix) og hljómjöfnum (mastering): Sigurdór Guðmundsson, Skonrokk
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Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Lamina & the Post Modern Prophets [Dirty Soul Mix]
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On this day:
At 24th March of 1986, Van Halen released their seventh studio album, "5150". It was the first to be recorded with new lead singer Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth.

With the possible exception of AC/DC, it is hard to find an example of an established rock band with a single, charismatic, lead singer that becomes even more successful once that singer is replaced. After the acrimonious departure of David Lee Roth in early 1985, Van Halen was at sea for a while as they actively searched for Roth’s replacement.

Their record company, Warner Brothers, did not want them to continue on with the same name, feeling like it might distort the successful branding. Further, many long-time fans were hoping for reconciliation and dismissing any serious chance at reformation with a new lead vocalist.

Unfortunately, the rift between Roth and the rest of the band was far too deep and with Roth publicly declaring the band dead and making grand plans for a solo career (and acting career), the band was determined to carry on without him. After briefly entertaining the idea of using multiple singers on their next album, Van Halen decided they wanted a permanent band member to front them. Enter Sammy Hagar, a well established rock star in his own rite, as the lead singer in the band Montrose and as a solo artist.

Further, Hagar was also a proficient guitarist, which freed up Eddie Van Halen to further branch out on the keyboards, as he had started with the previous album, '1984' (MCMLXXXIV). The band scored a couple of big hits from keyboard-driven songs on that album and that trend would certainly continue with '5150.'

Another factor that led to the new sound of 5150 was the absence of producer Ted Templeton, who had produced all of the band’s previous six albums. This left production duties to the band itself, led by Eddie Van Halen with the help of Mick Jones and Donn Landee. This production team moved away from the traditional “live” sound of previous albums and towards a sleeker 1980s sound, especially among the three keyboard-driven songs, each of which would become huge hits.

Two of these hits used the long-string sound that Eddie Van Halen had established on the previous album. “Dreams” is the standout here, showcasing Hagar’s vocal range as well as the band’s pop sensibilities, while maintaining a unique, dynamic edge. Perhaps the first true “love song” in the Van Halen catalog, “Love Walks In” features Sammy Hagar on lead guitar and showcases excellent background harmonies by bassist Michael Anthony, a longtime staple of the band’s sound.

The most unique-sounding and innovative of these keyboard songs is “Why Can’t This Be Love”, where Van Halen uses a wild-sounding synthesized clavichord for the main riff, with Hagar providing some rhythm guitar support. Being the first to be released by the band in the Spring of 1986, this song re-introduced the band with a fresh and unique sound that was mainly well-received.

However not everyone was impressed with the new sound, as a lot of longtime fans felt alienated by the dual whammy of replacing Roth and moving further away from the guitar-driven sound of their early days. Soon these fans would adopt the name “Van Hagar” for this new formation, so to derisively avoid acknowledging this as a continuation of that earlier band.

'5150' does contain a solid handful songs that would have fit into the style of some on the band’s early work including the songs “Summer Nights”, “The Best of Both Worlds” and the opener “Good Enough”. However, none of these really rise to the level of the band’s better guitar-driven songs of the past. One exception to this is the standout title song “5150”, an upbeat jam with a catchy melody that highlights the talents of both Van Halen brothers.

With '5150', Van Halen scored their first ever #1 album, a feat that served to validate their decision to move forward with a new frontman and updated sound. The band would continue use this formula, with similar success, on a couple of subsequent albums into the early 1990s.

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