Medicine Man (Alpaca Room mix)

August 30, 2009 7:25 PM

Half remix, half mix rescue; I took a crack at MajorDundee's Medicine Man.

I really like all of his productions--tight performances (trust me; I have heard the multitracks) and relatively sparse mixes make for some really excellent sounds. But he asked me to take a crack at this track to see if we could maybe kick it up a notch.

I was aiming for a darker, more sinister, more intense sound. I replaced most of the percussion and took a slightly different tack with the rest of the material to try to give it a little more shove. Given more time and patience, there are some changes I'd still probably make, but overall, I'm pleased with this mix. I hope you are, too.

posted by uncleozzy (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Ozzy's made a splendid job of this - it's got a lot more presence and oomph than the original. First time I've ever collaborated on a remix and the relative ease of uploading the multitracks etc was quite a revelation to an old git like me (I thought it was going to be a nightmare). I hope somehow to return the favour to ozzy somehow - thank you man.

Hey Flapjax - if you read this: it is, of course, a mono enhanced stereo mix that has been transferred from the original digital to a wind-up Edison cylinder, rubbed down with emery(ick) paper and then cut to a shellac disc using a specially sharpened knitting needle before being electronically processed using the Regal Zonophone authenticity-injection system. And all in an old shed orf the Kilburn High Road - blimey, oo'd 'ave thort it!! (just kidding FJX :-)) )
posted by MajorDundee at 3:09 AM on August 31, 2009

Good Job, uncleozzy! I'm a fan of the Major's production and performance skillz, so I don't think I could have ever taken on this task. You've managed to boost this up a few notches without detracting from the original flow or feel. Awesome!

Good show to both of you guys!
posted by snsranch at 5:11 PM on August 31, 2009

Funny you should mention all the audiophile BS--a big part of my mixing technique is adding distortion. You'd probably be appalled if you heard the vocal stem.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:58 AM on September 2, 2009

Very nicely done. You started with respectable material, and made it even better. The difference is pretty subtle, because the first mix was good too.
posted by umbĂș at 6:02 PM on September 2, 2009

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