View Full Version : Old Tunes Revisited

09-23-2010, 06:14 PM
These are old 8 trk (I originally said 4trk, but I was corrected by one of my old band members) Fostex recordings my former band, Aphrodisiac, made in the bass players basement some 12 or 13 years ago. I made a previous post seeking help on at least a little revitalization within Reaper(based on the dull originals).

Didn't get any suggestions the first time around (except in one case, they're prob beyond help), so I tried on my own.

At the moment, my only means of monitoring is heads and surround speakers, both obviously not good for mixing. Wondering how it sounds on a decent set of monitors. Also, curious if I went too far on either side of the freq. spectrum.

Redeeming Hand Orig: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680487
Redeeming Hand Rem: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680481

Save Orig: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680486
Save Rem: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680480

Combat Orig: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680489
Combat Rem: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680479

Gloomy Orig: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680488
Gloomy Rem: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9680478

VIDS: http://www.youtube.com/user/sammydix12?feature=mhum

09-24-2010, 11:45 AM
Obvious improvements on each track, Sam. They sound decent for restorations of full tracks. Did you try using Reafir to do some noise reduction on these?

What kinds of things did you do?

Who has the originals?

09-24-2010, 12:47 PM
D has the originals. Didn't even think of reafir for some reason! Tried to remove some of that muddy middle from the orig mp3s. Of course, that took away from some parts that didn't need it as much as others, so I tried to make up for it by boosting both the low and high ends--within reason. Of course, added a bit of compression. Mostly done with T-Racks.

09-24-2010, 01:01 PM
If you could get D to transfer those tapes to digital as individual tracks, you could do the same thing with these songs that I did with the Choke songs. It is essentially the same thing. The raw tracks I started out with sounded very similar to these. Either that, or get the tapes from him and rent/borrow a Fostex to transfer them yourself.

09-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the help, Kev. Not gonna get much help from D, tho. I'll just have to live with what I have.

09-24-2010, 07:05 PM

Very talented. In spots, the recording seems to lack some of the bottom end punch, but you have incredible chops, vocally and with the axe. Voice reminiscant of Billy Idol meets James Hetfield. Great riffwork too.

09-24-2010, 07:29 PM
B Idol! Ouch! Mr. Hetfield ok, tho. :)