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🦋 Truman Sparks on the stereo

So I was listening to the new CD from Truman Sparks this morning, and trying to come up with a theory about how something had gone slightly wrong in the mixing booth -- based on how great and together the music is, but how some of the vocals sound like they were poorly overdubbed -- but before I work on that theory any more, I just want to point out that the final track, "Enter TROG", is just magnificent. Everything about it is right on. (And that is billed as a remix, so clearly the producer had something on the ball.) And, because my CD player was on repeat, the next song was track 1, and I noticed all over again what a great opening the record has, until a minute or two in when the vocal strangeness kicks in.

posted afternoon of Monday, November 12th, 2007
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Duly noted on the vocal mixing. We'll re-visit that for sure. Thanks for digging the remix. Our bassist Jon Hampton was the mastermind on that.

posted morning of November 13th, 2007 by Stanley

I couldn't quite tell -- is track 6 a remix of the same recording that is track 5? Because some things sound different in a way that I didn't realize could be done in the mixing booth, like specifically the chorus vocals sound much fuller -- like a larger group were singing or better singers.

posted morning of November 13th, 2007 by Jeremy

Hm. Track 6 was mostly from scratch, with some sampling of "The Chronicles of Trog" off the first CD. The vocals were indeed done in multiple tracks overlayed, with many people singing/yelling.

posted evening of November 19th, 2007 by Stanley

Yeah ok, that makes more sense then. Thanks.

posted evening of November 19th, 2007 by Jeremy


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