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Old 2013-06-09, 02:51
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Dead Can Dance - The Spider's Strategem (Realm remix)

This is my first completed project in Reason 7. Featuring the amazing vocal talent of Lisa Gerrard ... a sympathetic remix, the original has been re-arranged and augmented with additional percussion, bass line, pads, etc.

I would be grateful for all and any feedback.

All work has been carried out in Reason. I'm reasonably happy with the mix but the mastering is pretty quick and dirty - I have only used the SSL master bus compressor with fairly conservative settings.

I plan to have the track professionally mastered using an on-line service. It will be the first time I've used a service like this so we'll see whether it's any good or not in due course.

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Old 2013-06-10, 21:52
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Cough! [bump] Ahem ... !

It may interest you to know that I made extensive use of some of the major new features of Reason 7 including the parallel processing and channel groups. I love the control that parallel processing gives you and it's so easy to set up.

The graphic equaliser came into its own ... the original track was taken from a stereo source and I had to make extensive use of EQ to sculpt the sound to make room for the new elements I wanted to add. This was done by ear also but having the visual representation really helped too.
Old 2013-06-28, 00:46
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I have now uploaded a professionally mastered version of this song for those who may be interested to hear the difference. This version had a couple of eq tweaks and some SC compression on the bass, after which it had a couple of mastering revisions to arrive at what you hear here ...

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The original can be heard here (for convenience) ...

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As usual, all thoughts, comments, etc. most welcome.

Thanks in advance for listening.
Old 2013-06-28, 15:15
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Well done, I enjoyed that. And the professional mastering made a difference
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Old 2013-06-29, 23:49
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Thanks for listening woodbala. Glad you liked it.

I just need to figure out how best to produce the same mastering result with some REs in Reason! 8)
Old 2013-06-30, 05:05
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Cool song. Listened through cheap computer speakers. Sounded good.

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