The Challenge: Add an ad-hoc recorded acoustic track to an album of well-produced punchy symphonic metal without either overcompressing the acoustic song or dulling the majestic metal. The Solution: The track itself was a quiet piano-and voice version of one of the main album tracks, with high dynamic range and a startlingly good performance. However, […]
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.
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.