Re: July's Mix Hurdles
My major hurdle, asides from my well documented move and overloaded work month, was that damned bridge section. I simply found the performance too time consuming and honestly very difficult to edit into something decent. I think my time constraints benefited me in one sense, as all sonic decisions were made quickly, yet editing suffered accordingly.
I did not really think about chopping it out altogether, as I would have thought it would have been against the (loose) rules, but that was recommended to me by a couple of reviewers. Vocally I found it ok, yet I do deal with many layered vocals a lot. I found selecting a good guitar tone in the bridge a pain and I did not solve that.
The high pitched synths were also a pain and I did not use the direct signal of either, but just the reverb effected send of it instead. This seemed to remove all harshness and added a nice war.... w a r m t h to it. I would have loved a few more hours with it, but bulldozers at my doorstep were quite intimidating!
Rules do not belong in music. Like food, there are flavours that work well together, but in the end, it's each person's taste that determines the quality of the meal.