Jazz/fusion album recorded completely with Mixcraft

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Jazz/fusion album recorded completely with Mixcraft

Post by dan_halen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:31 pm

I just released my first album, recording and mixing with Mixcraft. If any of you are into jazz/fusion guitar, check out my new album Twist Resolution. I have some tunes on MixcraftLive to listen to and I have the album on CDBaby and iTunes.

http://mixcraftlive.com/Danny_Brymer/

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dannybrymer

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Post by trevlyns » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:21 am

Well done Dan!

Would you tell us a bit more about the production - professional studio, other musicians etc..?
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Post by dan_halen » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:35 am

Thank you trev! I did everything at my little home studio setup. I recorded and mixed that whole thing with Mixcraft 5, though I've upgraded to 6 since then. I did most of the instruments myself, except for keyboards on the some tunes and drums, which I programmed using EZDrummer. Most of the guitars were miked with an MXL condenser mic. I mastered it using IK Multimedia's T-Racks mastering program. It was my first venture into production and it was a neat learning experience for sure.

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Post by trevlyns » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:19 pm

Well, an extra pat on the back lad :D

Very encouraging for noobs such as myself.
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Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:53 pm

Hi,

Wow, great job!

Greg

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Re: Jazz/fusion album recorded completely with Mixcraft

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:43 am

Awesome work, very nice results!

Details man!
Input to Mixer or "in the box"? Outboard gear? Interface?
Guitar gear? All mic'd from amps? Blended/Direct bass? Effects?

I am now very encouraged by your drum sounds with EZ-Drummer. Inspired enough to place my order for Christmas!
The overall mix sounds quite good on my little computer, gonna give it another go on a more revealing setup later!
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Post by dan_halen » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Recordingwise I used a Yamaha Audiogram USB interface to run my mic and direct in through. I used an mxl condensed mic for my guitar amp and ran the bass direct through amplitube. Guitarwise, I used a Jackson Soloist through a Blackstar HT-40 combo amp. I used it for both cleans and dirtys. as far as guitar effects I used a TC Electronic Corona Chorus for its trichorus setting with detune from a boss PS-6 Harmonist. I used the Classic Delay and a plugin called Omniverb reverb that sounds quite nice with guitar.

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Post by SoundSquire » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Phat and tight my brother! Great guitar work.
Listening to Columbia Supremo now...it just flows man. 8)
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Post by dan_halen » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:31 pm

Thank you very much! Just uploaded one more tune, which I think especially captured some of the better guitar tone on the album. http://mixcraftlive.com/Danny_Brymer/

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Post by Mark Bliss » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:05 am

Great writing and composition, great performing, and great recording, mixing and producing! I believe we have a trifecta!

Tasty use of delay and reverb!

Really fine results with a minimalistic studio rig, I am really impressed and inspired!

(taking notes) I think I have to add a direct box to my wishlist!

And please, I invite you to provide us with tips on getting such results! The depth of talent using Mixcraft isnt really being represented in the tips and tricks forum IMO!
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Re: Jazz/fusion album recorded completely with Mixcraft

Post by Vicious5150 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:33 am

Just threw this one on, and I already enjoy it, this is incredible. Thank you for making this. The world needs great vibes!

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Re: Jazz/fusion album recorded completely with Mixcraft

Post by w1av » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:45 pm

YES! The song "Colombia Supremo" is fantastico!!! Reminds me of a tune by this dude named Danny Jones who did stuff like this....Damn you play JUST LIKE HIM!!!! I love fusion and do my own as well, but I am mostly into modal jazz. I like your other tunes too but this one is POWERFUL. Hell the more I listen I hear Danny Jones!!!!! Are U sure you ain't HIM!!!!!!!??????? The song this reminds me of is called "Wire works".... Damn...good stuff :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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