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For the 'Mix Master' badge, should we be submitting our week 3 and 4 work?  Or just the week 4 mix from Soundation?

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My week 4 mix-with-FX: the Living Room mix.

Decided to build on the idea I had with my 'creative' mix from week 3, this time building my own reverb, EQ, etc from the dry tracks only.  Tried to give it a small-room feel, focused on the piano&vox foundation.  I used a similar reverb on everything to place it in a space, but changed up wet/dry to create some depth.  Also took off some mids from the piano so it didn't crowd the vocals.

https://soundcloud.com/mr_joshg/air-traffic-living-room-mix

(Note: this is a week-4 mix, not a week-5 remix! Same arrangement, just worked with levels and FX.)

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Here are my Convergent Mix and my Creative Mix.  The URLs are so huge and weird that they've been misbehaving when c&p-ing them into things, so I made a page with links to them both that I'm sure are actually working.

http://www.thoughtlost.org/wp/pwym-assignments/

I went with a minimal, nearly-unplugged feel for the creative mix. After hearing how Brad built on the spaghetti western feel he heard in the drums, I thought it'd be worth hearing what the song could sound like with that feel removed.

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I just finished up the Week 3 mixes.  Since the URLs are horrible-huge I just made a page elsewhere that I'm posting links to.

http://www.thoughtlost.org/wp/pwym-assignments/

Finally did my song structure analysis graph. Let the catching up begin!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkhnV8q5SdwAdFNPV1liOWgxTm9GbkdGajlET243WlE&usp=sharing

Finally did my song structure analysis graph. Let the catching up begin!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkhnV8q5SdwAdFNPV1liOWgxTm9GbkdGajlET243WlE&usp=sharing

Finally did my song structure analysis graph. Let the catching up begin!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkhnV8q5SdwAdFNPV1liOWgxTm9GbkdGajlET243WlE&usp=sharing

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Hey everyone, I've done up my Perceived Space graph and you're all welcome to give it a look and listen.

(I sent this one out over email as well just because it doesn't look like that many people are here on the G+ group yet.)

It's on Jon Foreman's "House of God, Forever", a laid-back folkish acoustic song that on closer listening turns out to have a LOT going on.  I found this effect really interesting - your first listen feels like you're hearing an intimate, guitar singer-songwriter duet, but if you start actually visualizing every timbre you realize it's a pretty crowded room!  (Piano, bg vox harmonizing, two harmonicas, a string section somewhere...)

I'd love a second opinion on what's going on with the guitar.  It sounds to me like there's a different timbre on left vs right; my wild guess is that one side is getting a mic'd input, the other getting a direct line from a pickup, but maybe it's just different mixing with more highs on one side or something?

Also it was cool learning about ways to mix something to sound further back in space, and then hearing how those techniques were used on the female vocals (close when she's leading the 2nd verse, then she moves farther back to harmonize in final chorus).

Ok that's my thoughts, here's a link:
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1fYKCbi-Zh-ONmaLkTdDUAXnP-M3HnUWdqSV7KK103iU/edit?usp=sharing

It's open to comments so feel free to leave notes.

I've tried sending a couple of emails to my group (123) this morning, and not seen any of them come back from the listserv.  Is there a technical problem going on? #pwymhelp
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