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iosumarti wrote:Ok, im aproaching to understand how LSP can do it, but in KT case?
We have saied that he used to record most of the things, except voices and some other things in other studios, ok. But after that, when they take the tape, they have only the 4 tracks, no? Im speaking about the early Tubby times, 75-80 more or less... I know that they do real magic with not much, is amazing!
MulatuAstatke wrote: So for instance when you here reverb just on the snare, it is not because there is a seperate track for the snare drum,
Were those studios / rooms acoustically treated ?
Did those places use state of the art studio monitors ?
The sound is truly amazing.
The old 'more is less' thing comes into play as always.
Minimal gear & learn it well never fails.
iosumarti wrote:I suggest you, all the readers of this post, to make a little game;
Can you identify a song wich is mixed in 4 groups?
It doesn`t matter if is not Tubbys or Perrys song, my objetive is to enjoy this dubbing sound, that comes and goes...
Chocolate Soldier wrote:It seems to me that lot of what makes the 70's and early 80's dub so great is the 'raw material' they had to work with eg: the fantastic sounds, performances, vibes and even technical recording quality on the tapes...
It goes beyond a technical process, equipment, the amount of tracks etc..
Another element of what makes a Tubby's mixes generally so brilliant is the approach / way of hearing / mind of the person behind the desk - its more than randomly pushing faders & twisting knobs, the approach is musical. the events that happen make sense in the flow of the track...its musical alchemy, transformation...
Someone could sit there today with a 4 track set up & never get anything close to KT power.
There is a thing known as vibes.
Vibes is the human factor.
VIbes is the way a drummer will place the snare hit slightly behind the beat,
Vibes is the way the bass strings are slightly out of tune & covered in a layer of chicken grease from KFC lunch 20 years ago and sweat from countless hours of playing....
What is soul? According to Funkadelic - soul is a hamhock in your cornflakes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgPIqOh9uTU
Watch the LP/KT footage from the Channel Four documentary (rescued from the vaults by one of our own!) - it doesn't get much better than that, a time travel lens in these studios of legend during the 70's heyday...
I advise anyone these days working with a DAW setup as an experiment (if your set up allows for this) to turn off their PC monitor while mixing, just mix listening to <sound> and not by looking at waveforms render on a screen / coloured blocks!
The human brain can only take in so much information at once, this way you are freeing up more brain power to focus on and be in tune with the music, not a light show...