The Challenge: much of the album was very simply arranged – singer, acoustic guitar, occasionally some light drums. This was washed with a fairly strong reverb. However, on a handful of tracks, a small string ensemble had been added, mixed very wide, and liberally doused in the same reverb.
About Eric Oehler
Senior Engineer Founder and owner of Submersible Studios, Eric enjoys talking about microphones and buying audio software he doesn't especially need. He also spends an awful lot of time with a RTA and a reference mic trying to get the acoustics of the studio juuuust right.
Remix albums provide a very special set of intricacies, as there are commonalities to all the album content – namely the source material – but usually widely different interpretations thereof. In some ways, it’s even trickier than a compilation, as the level of consistency is required to be higher.
The Challenge: record, mix and master a small indian classical ensemble, often performing pieces up to 45 minutes long, maintining the ability to use multiple takes, while managing isolation of individual instruments.