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Name the CDs you use for sonic reference
Old 2nd November 2003
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🎧 15 years
Anyone use D'Angelo's Voodoo as a refrence?

I would give 2 good smokes and a bottle of Gordon Bierch Martzen for someome to tell me how to make my stuff sound like that.
Old 2nd November 2003
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"Woodface" - Crowded House
"Nightfly" - Donald Fagen
"Wildflower" - Tom Petty
"Details" - Frou Frou

Most recordings my clients bring in for reference are unbelieveably squashed. For a real laugh, put on "Kamakiriad" by Donald Fagen, turn it up to a loud but still comfortable level.

Now, without changing anything else, put on "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" by Sarah McLachlan.

How long before you reach for the level control?

Old 2nd November 2003
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🎧 15 years
Some of my favorite reference recordings:

"Nightfly" - Donald Fagen - Jazz / Pop
"Un Tipo Comun" - Tito Nieves - Salsa (downright amazing)
"The Look of Love" - Diana Krall - Female Vocal
"Joshua Judges Ruth" - Lyle Lovett - Male Vocal / Big Band
"Melodies of Memories" - Franco Morone - Solo Acoustic Guitar
Old 2nd November 2003
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🎧 15 years
Random titles:


POP ROCK - Maroon 5 - (forget the title), Splender - Halfway...
NERD - In Search Of (cool to see someone else put that too)
Nirvana - In Utero
for that emo/screamo crap: Thursday (war all the time and full collapse)
Indie Folk Rock Stuff: Wilco - Being There
Commercial RAP/POP - anything the neptunes touches
INDIE HIP HOP - Jurassic 5 - new one

Jazz - wynton or branford marsallis (i forget) - requiem
Old 3rd November 2003
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Jason Poulin's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Heavy- Tool(lateralis), A Perfect Circle(both cd's), SOAD(toxicity), Fear Factory(all of them), Obliveon (carnivore mothermouth), Devin Townsend (terria <---- must listen!!!)

Rock- ACDC, Nirvana (Nevermind <--- snare!!!), Avril Lavigne (let go), Alanis (sijunkie) Dave Mathews

Ambient Mellow - Massive Attack (mezazzine), Delirium (poet), NIN

I get something pretty good out of those

Old 5th November 2003
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🎧 15 years
Peter Gabriel - So ... so many different textures there

Dave Matthews - Crash ... just HOT!

Seal - either of the first two ... glue and texture, plus vocal compression

plenty of others depending on genre of the particular song being mixed
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