I mixed an Indie record yesterday from some fairly sterile, but well recorded digital multi-tracks. I used R2R Otari 15 and the Bogen console / eq's yesterday. I managed to *totally* nail the tone/sound/texture of Ocean Colour Scene's Mosely Shoals, and the band absolutely loved it. What struck me the most, was how fast I was able to put the mix together; the high and low shelfs are deceptively versatile and amazing tone shapers. Literally, within about 10 minutes (after batch processing
, the mix was totally rockin' and vibrant. Between the sound of the channel and using the EQs, it was effortless to impart a gorgeous smooth presence and deep, round, chunky lows - but still remaining very hi-fi and extremely musical, the character never became overbearing. Even 1db of low end on a bass guitar and the bottom just comes alive -wow. I used PSP Squad and the Siemens W295b for the rest of the eq work and also used Alex B's VBC mix buss vintage program for the output. It was a choice between the VBC and the free Sebatron VMP200e program, but the VBC busnt, and more controlled ways just rounded the sound in a slightly different way, so I just went with it. Honestly, I don't think I've had so much fun mixing in ages!