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Song 2: 'Redemption (feat. Rory Colman)' by Shentloc (as part of Sep free mastering offer)

Hi chaps

This week's feature song is for the Rock and Metal heads. Run now whilst you can, or stick around for some great head banging music!

This song is part of the soundtrack of S&H Entertainment Localization's upcoming iPhone game "The Roadie". You can hear more music from these guys on their MySpace page.

As with song no1 'The Way' (which I posted last week) the song had already been mastered by the guys themselves, but they felt the mix lacked life and energy.

Things I focussed on most were:
- Treating the lead vocal with some fabulous vintage tube compression and EQ to add warmth and presence.
- Bring out the bass more
- Add more presence to the drums and cymbals to increase energy levels
- Overall level increase by maximizing and limiting at master stage.
- Improved balancing

Treatment: Mixing and Mastering.

All client negotiations took place via email and files incl. DAW multi tracks were exchanged via FTP.

"Man, this is some good stuff! Very happy with the vocals, and the work involved... ...the overall mix and vocals are brilliant, especially at the end of the track, where the vocals intensify. Awesome!" Shentloc

You can listen to the pre- and post master version of 'Redemption' in the embedded audio player below.

Mixing/Mastering - Redemption  by  6ftshortymusic

(Note to RSS readers and email subscribers: if you can't see the embedded audio player, then please visit this news post on the website)

A big thanks to Stefan Hahn of Shentloc for letting me post this 60 sec sample on the 6ft Shorty Music news post!

Till the next one Happy


Song 1: 'The Way' by Phil Ogden (as part of Sep free mastering offer)

It's been a crazy couple of weeks between client work, a much needed overhaul of the site's audio pages, and some domestic stuff. So I apologize if this post is a bit late in coming...

Without further ado, today I am glad to showcase the first song of the 4 in total, which qualified for a free mastering treatment as part of my FREE mastering Sep '09 offer.

Phil Ogden (pictured below) approached me with 'The Way', a sweet and catchy pop/reggae song featuring female lead and backing vocals. He had already mastered the track himself, but thought there was room for improvement.
Phil Ogden
All communication was via email and files were sent online. After hearing the song once or twice, I decided that the main focus areas would be:

- Adding more body to the lead vocal
- Raising the bass guitar in level
- Reduce muddiness in low end
- Adding more warmth overall (reduce slight tinniness)
- Adding more punch and overall level
- Adding top end sparkle

Treatment: Mastering (no mixing)

I was very glad to hear that Phil was excited about the results and also the speediness of the entire process:

"Great job !! You've given the track real depth and clarity. Love the subtle 'punchiness' which is perfect for the song. I'd be very happy to recommend you to others and will do so in the future." Phil Ogden

You can listen to the pre- and post master version of 'The Way' in the embedded audio player below.

Mixing/Mastering by 6ftshortymusic

(Note to RSS readers and email subscribers: if you can't see the embedded audio player, then please visit this news post on the website)

A big thanks to Phil for letting me use his song to showcase on the site.

SEP OFFER: FREE mastering session + FREE news feature spot!

As a celebration of 6ft Shorty Music's new website, 1 artist/act per week will receive an entirely FREE one song mastering session worth $80 (£50) + FREE news feature spot!
Each week throughout September, 1 winner will be announced on the 6ft Shorty Music news page, together with a pre- and post-mastering audio file* and a short description. This will show all readers what a positive impact effective mastering can have on someone's music, as well as providing the winner with great free online exposure!

Here's how YOU or YOUR ACT can become one of the lucky ones...

1) Simply enter your email address in the sidebar of the 6ft Shorty Music news page between today and Sep 20th (EDIT: extended to 27th) .
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High end mastering is a necessity to get your music to sound like the big boys on commercial radio! And the 6ft Shorty studio is perfectly equipped and tuned to do exactly that. See more info on the studio page and under studio services. Furthermore, it doesn't matter whether you are based here in London or elsewhere in the world. All work can be carried out online.

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Hear from you soon!


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