So Begins the Mixdowns

I’ve started to work on the mix down of “Crowded Moon”. There is a ton of tracks and there’s going to be a ton of mixing automation involved as well. It’s one of the first songs I did after getting my new studio and there a few things that I would have differently but I don’t want to touch now either. I may accidentally screw up the original core energy of  the song and I don’t want to do that. No matter how you look at it, it’s going to take some time finish off.

I don’t know why but I had a real tuff time getting the bass sound and feel right for this song. It was probably because at that time I hadn’t played bass much, I was pretty much into playing my new guitar (all the time) which feels and sounds great.

Anyway it will all work in the mix/end. All the performances are pretty solid and the sounds are pretty good as well. I just need to put it all into a good mix. It will be like mixing 4 different songs in one song. I got to say that I pulled off the pseudo-honky-tonk guitar feature surprisingly well considering I’m as non-honkey-tonk as it comes. LOGIC’s preset guitar sounds helped a lot with that, (plus I pretended that I was wearing a cowboy hat when I recorded it didn’t hurt either).

So in one song you got a sort of progressive Electronica that modulates to a Pop Classical that modulates to a New Age/Classical bit that flies into a sort of short Country thing and then back into the main Electronica theme/ chorus. I don’t know if that will help or hinder it’s popularity.


Will see.



About Kevin Atwood

Kevin Atwood is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer, working in a style that blends progressive art rock and electronic music.
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