Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

A friend of mine organised to record the bass exam of another friend, he had some really awesome originals, a jazzy pirates of the Caribbeany thing, a very Dream Theater like one and some others, all awesome songs.

Anyway the mix:

Most of it was just tweaking EQs and gains to get levels right and keep from masking, but I experimented a bit with stereo imaging using a stereo spreader with the keys, guitar and sax (keys center with a massive spread, guitar and sax with smaller ones but panned to the left and right a little) this gave an incredible stereo image. The keys sat really wide throughout the mix and the sax and guitar sat in areas slightly left and right of center. I highly recommend experimenting with spreading to give a sound a wider sense of space in its position, especially when you don’t have many instruments.

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When a signal is out of phase it creates comb filtering problems, and when a signal has offset timing it can also create comb filtering, however it can also create a bigger/wider (if panned left and right) sound, but I am curious to what happens if you invert the polarity AND offset the timing. What would happen? would it sound terrible? would it sound whacked out in the awesomest way? When I get a chance to find out I’ll put it up here and we’ll know, but if anyone has any links to anything like that I’d love to see them.