Sorry for poor english, but I like to know if someone feels that Manu is missing in this song ( if I understand well what you said, that the the guy never comes to the session !) :
I don’t really understand your question. Do you mean when is Manu singing? It’s the spoken voice at 1:38 and 2:52. And no, he did not come to the session, he recorded himself.
Really good work, would you please share more about plugins and technical side of the mix ?
Sure, there are actually ridiculously few plugins used.
Here is a complete rundown:
-Kick: “Echo delay line” to align it with the OH. “4-band EQ” little boost at 70, deep cut at 330.
-Snare: send to triple delay and orchestra_plate convolution verb. both only used for spot-FX. the dry signal is not routed to the master.
-OH L&R: one OH alligned with the other, with a “Echo delay line”, nothing else.
Everything routed to drumbus: “TAP tubewarmer”.
I love great drummers. They mix themselves!
-extra snare track comes in at 5:55 : just the orchestra_plate convolution verb.
-3 stereo percussion tracks: nothing.
-bass: nothing, not even a compressor!
-e-guitar: send to Crystalizer convolution reverb and sends to two different delays.
-acc-guitar: just a “cmt high pass filter” and a send to Crystalizer convolution reverb.
-solo guitar left: send to Crystalizer convolution reverb and sends to two different delays. It allready had a autowah recorded with it.
-solo guitar right: “Auto phaser” + send to Crystalizer convolution reverb and sends to a delay.
keys: send to Crystalizer convolution reverb
-Acordeon: send to Crystalizer convolution reverb and sends to two different delays.
-Trompet & Trombone: send to Crystalizer
-Leadvoc L&R: send to Crystalizer and sends to a delay.
-Manu’s voc LR: a “cmt high pass filter” and a delay at the end of some phrases.
-Manu’s low voc center: the same delay at the end of some phrases, plus a little bith of 8th delay everywhere.
-three other voc’s: send to Crystalizer and sends to a delay.
-5 tracks of Low panflute: send to Crystalizer, and one of them a send to a delay.
-Blowing wind sample: “cmt high pass filter”
-2 Thunder sample tracks: nothing.
That’s it! 38 tracks, with 9 plugins on them!!!
Well OK, I also freaked a bit with the delays:
-main delay: “L/C/R delay.”
-a bus caled TripleDelay, used on Manu, the keyboard and the snare here and there: “Delayorama”.
-a bus called “8thDelay”: “Low pass filter”, "TAP tubewarmer, send to a bus called “8thFeedback”, “high pass filter”, “SC4”, “Echo delay line” set to 100% wet.
-the bus called “8thFeedback” has just an “Echo delay line” set to 100% wet. As the name sugests, it is routed back to 8thDelay.
-a bus called “4thDelay” and “4thFeedback”: identical plugins to “8thDelay” and “8thFeedback”
-a bus to automate the keyboard send to the tripledelay: “TAP tubewarmer”
-two busses, one to automate the snare send to the tripledelay and one to automate the Manu send to the tripledelay: no plugins used.
-one bus called “Crystalizer” with an insert to a jconv and a “Echo delay line” for aligning.
-one bus called “Snareverb” with an insert to a jconv, running a orchestra_plate impulse.
For a grand total of 21 plugins!! ( for those of you meticulously counting: some of the busses also have a “Simple Amplifier” for easier adjustments after automating the fader, and a couple of delay lines, one for course adjustments, one for fine.)
There was a lot of automation going on in this mix: region gains, some pans but mainly a LOT of automating the sends of delays (via a bus).
If you have any more questions: just let me know.