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Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« on: August 16, 2016, 01:24:40 am »
I noticed all of odeszas tracks, especially in Beaches Beaches, everything is super lo-fi, crunchy, and vinyl..

https://soundcloud.com/beachesforfree/lady

How do you get this sounding good overall and authentic? It really feels "classic" and "raw".

Guessing it's a combo of bus saturation, vinyl distortion, filters,  small layers..
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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 08:45:17 am »
Here are a couple of ideas:
- Convolve samples, or anything, with cabinet impulse responses
- Modulate pitch to simulate that worn tape (there's a free plugin called Wow & Flutter that does this http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_donationware.shtml)
- Lots and lots of vinyl crackle noise
- Compress the shit out of everything

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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 09:49:50 am »
Agreed with Arkto. That pretty much sumes it up. Sounds to me like they also use a lot of sampling and granular synthesis in their tracks, but that's more about sounddesign, not mixing.
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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 12:29:01 am »
you guys rock, thanks. Really like the idea of exploring cabinet use cases.. I havent really thought about using that.

its interesting how we shouldn't aim to have  everything sounding super high res/ stereo..

you know.. like in some cases super compresses/mono and vintage can be good..

The question is, how do you find the right balance? How is your dish best presented?
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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 03:14:09 am »
you guys rock, thanks. Really like the idea of exploring cabinet use cases.. I havent really thought about using that.

its interesting how we shouldn't aim to have  everything sounding super high res/ stereo..

you know.. like in some cases super compresses/mono and vintage can be good..

The question is, how do you find the right balance? How is your dish best presented?

that's the chef's job, as the people you seek to emulate have done.


It's good to understand how and what it takes to make a dish, as well as how other people create their dishes.

But you gotta put in the time into research and development for you to best present your dish.




But here's something to consider: Understand how old techniques and equipment were used. and seek to give respect to the old ways.

you can do a lot more now with modern equipment and software, but that might not be what the sound is/what the song needs.



Keep doing R and D on your tunes and yourself to find the right blend that works for you.
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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 03:31:58 pm »
Alright-- here's my best attempt at going after that sound.. using a lot of compression and using a lot of saturation.

It's hard to think about what instruments deserve cabinet and which ones dont and which to make wider and which to keep narrow

https://soundcloud.com/tiramizoo/slowbeats
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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 05:55:39 am »
Alright-- here's my best attempt at going after that sound.. using a lot of compression and using a lot of saturation.

It's hard to think about what instruments deserve cabinet and which ones dont and which to make wider and which to keep narrow

https://soundcloud.com/tiramizoo/slowbeats


sounds really great man. I mean idea, atmosphere, sounds.
But is this distortion on the whole mix you wanted? For me it sounds like you overvolume your mix..

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Re: Odesza original tracks (beaches beaches) mixing style
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2016, 09:04:25 pm »
Hmm. yeah I might of overdone it.
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