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bblackwood

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Whatcha' working on?
« on: March 11, 2011, 12:08:20 pm »

So, tell us what you've been working on. I don't recall us ever having a thread like this here, doesn't have to be famous stuff, just stuff you've enjoyed or your proud of.

Don't be bashful...
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Brad Blackwood
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 01:44:59 pm »

Today.. unattended
2 Classical pieces.. stems - Choir/Orch/Perc
1 House/Techno stem - Vocal /Instr
4 song R&B EP...

Yesterday: attended - 12 song J. Mayer.. ish sounding project.

As long as I'm staying busy 5 days a week,  I'm happy.

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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 02:07:45 pm »

punk rock 7" and 10" pre-masters (and digital versions)
band called "Luther"

nice change from a buncha jazz i did this week.

"ugh, jazz man, WHY!?"
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 02:20:08 pm »

Yesterday was mixing live somewhere at  the other side of Greece for a band called Sleepin Pillow.

Today I just prepared my rig for Monday , when I am going to be mastering an album from a 60s sounding  local rock n roll band called Full House...Great musicians and the mix already sounds more or less perfect .

Lately There has been a lot of Rock n Roll (ie. everything but purely electronic music or classical) ..I like this.

I have also been busy putting the finishing touches at my New room and designing a mastering console... but I will show off at the right time, at the appropriate thread.

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bblackwood

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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 02:31:27 pm »

I have also been busy putting the finishing touches at my New room and designing a mastering console... but I will show off at the right time, at the appropriate thread.
Nice, look forward to seeing the new room and console.
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 02:37:47 pm »

For the last week or more - a daily dose of opera, remastering for CD some live broadcast Joan Sutherland performances from the Sydney Opera House. A bit of restoration and a lot of sonic sweetening.

Also lovely classical/jazz/world piano/percussion from the amazing Sicilian Katia Pesti; and a couple of EPs for some great local indie bands.

Favourite work this year was on the double CD from the Alaskan electric jazz bassist Milo Mathews: soulful songs, great arrangements - and great mixes ...

Tomorrow - nothing and everything - the Knif Soma has just arrived this afternoon and its going to get a lot of my attention on a lot of different music.

Cheers,

Eric
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 03:11:13 pm »

Did a beautiful sounding kid's folk album on Monday. Great musicians, tracked in a good room to a 2" MCI and mixed on an Amek Hendrix console by an engineer with 30+ years of experience. Amazing.

I've had a lot of attended sessions. This week I had two, next week 3 days out of 5 are attended. Apparently living 2,5 hours away from my old room and 1h away from any major city doesn't prevent that.

One of the next week's project I'm waiting for is the new Moottörin Jyrinä album. You read it right. It's a kid's heavy metal band, started out as Motörhead covers for kids. Awesome stuff, actually.
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A track i wanted to share
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 04:26:09 am »

Hi Guys !

it's often discussed mastering gears techniques business and "philosophy" here but not that much about music finaly.

so i'd suggest to use this topic to share songs we've worked on and we have enjoyed, because of the music, the artists, the project ...
i received this link from the New York Times this morning :http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/t-magazine/mens-fashion/2011_mens_wellrockers.html?ref=style
for a track composed by Steve Mackay featuring Iggy Pop i've worked on and so wanted to share it with you, as it's my first mastering with a "star" involved, and the project is quite unusual for me as i work mostly for avant garde / alternative projects, strangely the ppl involved there exept Iggy come from this ground, as Steve side to his work with the Stooges is playing often in dangerous fields.

I think i'll ever remember the first time i listened to this one in the studio, when he's voice came thru, i was quite paralised by this deep presence.
Avant garde is great labs to work with but working with/for such major artist was a great experience... and the occasion to send a link to my old' mother to show what he's son work on  ;D
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Re: A track i wanted to share
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 05:46:32 am »

Nice job.

Completely off topic...the price of "fashion" appears to be utterly insane if that gallery of pics is to be believed.

Cheers,
Tim
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Re: A track i wanted to share
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 07:15:02 am »

Nice idea: this is one of my favourite pieces of work from last year: Boy Cried Wolf 'Firebrand' EP featuring the Manic Street Preachers - the title track is great, but I just love "No Comfort From Your Skin"  - maybe I'm just a sentimental old sold but the kind of shift at 1:15 really makes me well-up and smile:

http://soundcloud.com/boycriedwolfmusic/sets/boy-cried-wolf-the-firebrand-ep/

Cheers,

Eric


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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 08:55:55 am »

livingstone, I merged this with another similar thread I started the other day - I love the idea of a thread where we discuss what we're working on - thanks!
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 10:20:16 am »

livingstone, I merged this with another similar thread I started the other day - I love the idea of a thread where we discuss what we're working on - thanks!

what we enjoy working on !  ;)
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 11:08:27 am »

Looking back I had a pretty cool week:

Monday: jingle demo reel and two dance singles
Tuesday: Celtic Guitar album, final tweaks on a Big Band album
Wednesday: Bluegrass album and two pop singles
Thursday: 70s-80s cover band (lots of Dead and Dylan)
Friday: Eastern European fiddle album

Next week it's back to an R&B album and four indie rock albums.
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 04:37:04 pm »

A mixed bag at the moment, just the way I like it.

Passing through in the last and coming week or so are: a double children's album, an album for a new band called Brando, a musical theatre voice-and-piano project, further work on some language courses for the Open University (ongoing to the end of the year), a single for a reformed band from the 90s, four 'various artists' CCM compilations, a couple of library albums and an album for a band who are fans of another act I did a 25th anniversary remaster for. Phew! - this is the time of year when things really start to cook.

Highlights in recent months: the Cyprus entry for the Eurovision song contest (a very nice recording and song, you may be surprised to learn) a couple of West End cast albums (I seem to be finding a bit of a niche in musical theatre, nice to be doing work with some dynamics) and (very exciting!) some archive material denoising for Pink Floyd on their forthcoming DSOTM boxset.
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Re: Whatcha' working on?
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 06:56:50 pm »


Highlights in recent months: the Cyprus entry for the Eurovision song contest

Congrats Nigel! Looking forward to seeing how it fares...

I did the Icelandic entry this year. A great recording and upbeat song, but it comes with a sad undertone; the singer and songwriter Sjonni Brink unexpectedly died at age 36 (just 2 days after I mastered the song). On the wish of his family, his friends are now taking his song to the contest, singing it for him. I just mastered the new version, without his vocals, and needless to say, it was a strange and emotional experience.

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