A.G.E.Live - Loose Beat

This was from a local (across the street from my house actually!) open mic type music night at the field house at a park. It was a few months ago, but I figure it could be fun for you guys to see what you can do with a very minimal recording.

There are four tracks, drums, bass, guitar and vocals. The guitar had an SM57, bass was direct, drums got a Line Audio CM3 in the right knee position (none of my omni mics can take the SPL there, so I gave the cardioid a try, it worked ok) and vox are from an aux send on the PA. The interface was my trusty Tascam US1641. I accidentally had it in 16/44.1 though, normally I do 24 for the extra headroom...

oh! and the vocalist had hold back a chuckle at one of the people's reaction to the song not being over when they thought it was...

So have fun and let's see what you can do!

Files here, 60mb zip with 16/44.1 WAV. https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5s5irero3wk8j5/Loose%20Beat.zip

And a faders up, no EQ quick mix. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fs5hkv8z8uh2b2r/Loose%20Beat.mp3
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Oooo a tricky one. I'll bite!


The drums were treated with a butt-tonne of compression with a pair of analogue-simulating comps in order to add density and tame a little of that in-you-face kick drum punch.

The vocals got a low-cut filter, ~10db of compression, and some level automation.

The bass got a simulated bass amp and cab, and some EQ and compression.

My solution for the guitar was to run it in parallel through two cab simulators, EQ them so that they occupy roughy the same space, and pan one hard left and the other hard right. This gave the guitar warmth and kept it out of centre without it feeling unbalanced or too wide.
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Here's mine, a quick one. I compressed the bass, gave the guitars some EQ-ing after a cab simulation, and gave the drums one kick and one snare sample (I mixed the drums_01.wav as a overhead ;D). I didn't mix the vocals, tho. Please, take in consideration that I only have plugins, a DAW, a Computer and two regular speakers. No monitors, no special sound card.

In the end, it's not so good, but atleast I tried. :D
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I'd like to try too :) In fact it reminds me something like The Stooges or Nirvana.

Drums: multiband compressor, EQ and a little bit of parallel compression.
Bass: preamp simulation, cab simulation, EQ and compressor.
Guitar: double track with cab simulation and EQ.
Vox: compressor, EQ, de-esser, exciter.
Additional reverb track with recieves from other tracks.

A little bit of compression and reverb on the master track.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2_oJaLYKvVCaUFhX1V2eEJBSWc/edit?usp=sharing