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My Frustration

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Music Production

I’ve got my “music producer” hat on and have been in my home studio trying to get “Sans Me Parler” to sound as good as it can be. To be honest, I’m thinking of renaming this song “My Frustration” because I’ve been trying to get it “right” for days now and progress is painfully slow.

I’ve always had a really healthy respect for music producers and engineers and this is why. I’ve spent hours fiddling with EQ, adding and subtracting compression, altering reverb etc… etc… because I want this song to bang hard. I’m slowly getting there, but it’s taking a long, long time.

The recording of the parts is done. My vocals and Ellen’s vocals are flowing nicely over Youri’s beat, but what I’m finding tricky is hammering it into an actual song. We’ve got a plethora of intruments playing on this track and I’m slowly realising that less is more. I’m creating more “space” in the mix by just having parts drop out altogether, but it’s slow work.

I think the old saying 1% inspiration, 99% persperation is proving to be true in this case, but I feel that I’m slowly making progress.

┬áNow, I’m going to get back to it an think about where I can put the French Organ part that Youri’s just emailed me…



I spent all day yesterday and a large part of today with my “music producer” hat on. Yuri and Ellen came round to mine last week and we’ve recorded the parts to Sans Me Parler. I’ve been trying to mix it, arrange it and get it sounding as sweet as it can be.

So far, the results are promising. Most of the work has been done (compression, EQ etc) and the arrangement of the song is more or less sorted. Still got some work to do – tweaking with vocals and distortion effects but it’s nearly there.

I’ve got to work long days tomorrow before a full week from Monday, so hopefully I’ll have a chance to get back to it one evening next week.