Lost Souls
Knockin' on Heaven's Door- Demo

LOST SOULS BAND - Knockin' on Heaven's Door Mix Notes
6.26.06 Mix Notes  


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You can listen to our demo recording and mix of Knockin' on Heaven's Door song by clicking above.

Vocals: The main vocals on the verse were recorded with a Audio Technica AT4050/CM5 into an Art Tube MP and then into an Digitech Studio Vocalist with the pre-amp on the vocalist set very high. We used the Art Tube MP to pre-amp the vocals and warm them up before they landed on the 20 bit ADAT digital recorder. For the chorus tracks, we used the Audio Technica into the Tube MP and straight into the ADAT. For the mix down, we processed the vocals in stereo with multiple processors. Lexicon MPX 1 was the main one, and we used a couple others and layered the vocals.

Clean Guitars: Stereo tracks. On the left side we used a Fender USA Telecaster into a Mesa Boogie Trem-o-verb and for the right side we used the Fender Tele into a Fender Hot Rod Deville 4 x 10. For the Clean Guitar solo we used the Fender Telecaster Straight into the Eurodesk MX9000 and into the Fostex D-90 (very clean), and processed it with a little chorus and reverb during mixdown.

Distorted Guitars: We used the Carvin guitar into the Line 6 AX2 with amp simulation direct to the D-90. For the guitar solo we used a Gibson Les Paul Custom or Gary Moore into the Mesa Trem-o-verb.

Bass: We used an Ibanez bass and ran it into the Beringer direct to tape. The bass tracks landed on the fostex at 16 bit. For the most part, the bass was mixed with no effects and we put a little boost around 100 Kilohertz.

Saxophone: We used the Audio Technica AT 4050/CM5 about 6 feet away to capture the Sax. We processed it with some reverb from the MPX-1 during mixdown.

Drums: For the drum tracks we used a Roland TD-8 digital kit. We were pressed for tracks so we only used the Main outs and used 2 tracks in stereo. We added a touch of reverb from the alesis Quadraverb to try and bring the digital drums to life.

Mixing Console: We used a Behringer 9000 for the final mix.
Recorders: We used a Fostex d-90 16 bit at 48 KHZ which was synchronized with the Alesis ADAT 20 bit at 48 Khz.

Engineers/Musicians: Greg Dunsmore, Jeff Dunsmore, Joe Sewanich, Eric Cralle, and Cassidy Dunsmore.
*REMEMBER - This is a Lost Souls Band home recording!