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"Always Thinking of You" by Jeanine Maningo

A post by Emerson Maningo
Thursday November 30, 2006
I used Adobe Audition 1.5 DAW and a PC to record each tracks using a Soundmax onboard soundcard in P4P800–X motherboard....
"Always Thinking of You" by Jeanine Maningo

I used Adobe Audition 1.5 DAW and a PC to record each tracks using a Soundmax onboard soundcard in P4P800-X motherboard.

I then clean each tracks using Audition noise reduction function. After the cleaning I normalize the tracks.

Finally,I panned guitar tracks left and right.With drums I use sampled sounds from Tama drums and using hotstepper drum sequencer to create the drum.

I panned the drums like a real drum.

The bass recording is even harder, the soundcard cannot amplify the low amplitude bass signal and it is drown with noise. What I did is to maximize the passive bass guitar volume and maximize the recording volume. Then I clean and amplify the bass tracks after.

With vocals, I record it in an outside professional studio and I pay the recording time because I do not have the microphone and my recording system is not capable with it. I invest in great vocals because the artist voice is great!I then mixed the whole tracks to sound like a professional rock recording. With mixing, I do not even use reverb because I want the song to be loud and in your face as possible.

In the mastering process,I first EQ the mixdown to add "presence", low end and high end.I then perform a low pass filter to pass everything below 16.5Khz.Finally I compress using Waves L2 plug-in to maximize volume in Adobe Audition.

It is a difficult and long process, I do not have a good acoustic environment and I am using a Altec Lansing ATP speaker. But I do believe the results are fantastic.The song "Always thinking of you" scores 7.15 in Hit Song Science song evaluation and a potential hit. As a producer,mixer,songwriter and engineer I am very happy with it. By the way, the artist is my beloved wife.

Further information is available at tweakznreverbz.blogs.friendster.com/my_blog/

A post by Emerson Maningo
Thursday November 30, 2006 ARCHIVE
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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