Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Friday, November 19, 2004

I woke up really early this morning. I mean REALLY early. Like 3:00 early. So, I fixed myself a snack and padded around a bit. Finally, I found myself down in the studio comping the vocals for "The Taker".

Considering that singing this song is about a difficulty of 9, and I've got skillz like a 2, I thought I did pretty well.

The computer kept freezing up on me though. That was really frustrating. Troy, my boss said that he has some RAM cards at home he might give me. that might help.

But anyway I thought I'd attempt a mix, because I was too awake to sleep, and, well, why not?

I did a couple of things different on this tune. First off, I did the mix in headphones. Not usually a good idea. But then, at four in the morning, I'm not gonna be ripping out a tune. Still, that means the bass will probably be off, and I'll have to be careful to check it well.

This is such a vocal tune, especially at the end. I set up the lead and harmony vocals as one submix at the start, and then balanced that against the bass and the kick drum. The rest of the parts really are little more than spacial and rythmic pads. Normally, the harmony vocals are one of the last things I add to the mix, because they're pretty much just sparkle.

Well time and testing will tell if this tune will cut it.

No comments:

LDS Musicians - Shop here!