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JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS - CHALLENGE CLOSED
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:17:56 PM »
This months challenge is a short one.

The closing date is 30th June 2017 - only three weeks to get something together.

This is a Production challenge.

Your song can be a new one, an old one of yours or a cover BUT you must use a reference track and the sound of your Production (not the song itself) should reflect the sound of the reference track. 

No cheating using AMSS or online mastering!!

Please upload your song to the TTM Soundcloud, and post a link in this thread to your reference track (Youtube preferred) so that we can put them side by side when scoring them.

No time limits, no themes. In fact no other rules, just get that sound!!!
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 05:10:32 PM by Gazebo »
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 03:31:47 PM »
I'm thick Gaz say that again reference track what ? Lol

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 04:37:39 PM »
Oooooooh that's nasty :P
That's like something @papaG would come up with..... lol
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 04:52:10 PM »
I'm thick Gaz say that again reference track what ? Lol

So you try to duplicate the sound and feel of an existing track which you use as a reference when tracking and mixing....
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 08:32:13 PM »
I LOVE this! This is exactly what I'm trying to learn!


I'm warning you all now, I will be asking for a lot of comments in the results thread. What went well, what should be different, etc. Not only do I not know what I'm doing, I find that I have a somewhat narrow view of things. I tune into some part of the reference track but completely miss some other aspect.

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 09:20:48 PM »
I've never used a track to reference anything ? Lol what !?

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 04:27:01 AM »
you probably do AG - subconsciously. 
Like trying to get that sound of Tommy Emmanuel or trying to get that same feel/tone as Andy McKee.  That sort of thing.

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 02:50:53 PM »
I've never tried this before... but for years I've been told it's a good way to improve on your mixing.  8)
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 04:53:36 PM »
you probably do AG - subconsciously. 
Like trying to get that sound of Tommy Emmanuel or trying to get that same feel/tone as Andy McKee.  That sort of thing.

I guess it's possible but I just listen to the music never try to play it .
Never gave their sound a second thought . Not even when I was looking for my new guitars tone . My reference in that case came from 2 unknowns over at AGF that had great sounding guitars .

Other then that I've never tried to emulate a persons sound , though I was very tempted by Spirals awesome guitar crunch tone ;)  never followed through . Lol

My subconscious won't talk to me so I can't so I can't answer any questions about it lol

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 03:38:15 AM »
Nice twist on a theme!
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 07:05:51 AM »
The challenge this month really didn't set anyone's imagination going. (no entries or chat) so I'm going to close it and set something else for July that might whet a few appetites.

Sorry folks, misjudged challenge.
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 04:47:17 AM »
It was a good challenge Gaz ~:) I think everybody was concentrating on the BOTB and didn`t want to over-commit themselves ....I think all the teams will be well on with their project so will be looking forward to the challenge now ...I know I am :) :)

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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 09:37:48 AM »
Was indeed a good challenge, Gaz!

Also, a good method for members to improve their mixing/production skills......  8)
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
I think it was a great one, but I have, and still do in ways, a home move going on, single handed again, thus no participation by myself.  :(  I will have no problem making it a personal challenge to post at a later date, it is a solid exercise to do for sure!  ;)

Side track question...why is it that you are always around when someone asks for some help moving, but they all disappear when ya need it?  ??? Granted, it is the 4th of July weekend here, but still... ::->

I am tired, BUT I now have a full room for the studio, YES!    (-!)
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Re: JUNE 2017 CHALLENGE - REFERENCE TRACKS
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 04:57:08 PM »
Thanks for the support, but I'm going to call time on this and put up something else for July - literally at any minute!! )(? )(?
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