Hello dweebs. Here’s a copy of a cool record I have. 1986 Dancehall feel.
I’m posting this here because all of the other recording sound horrible – including the CD version on Basic Reply (shame on whoever mastered those!).
I’d also like to know if anyone can provide me with some more information on the label “Heavyweight” as there’s very little info online. And who are “Roy & Robbie” on the label? Really, any info would be great.
No one asked for them, but here they are – the acappellas from Plus. Please note that some reverbs and effects have random phase elements and are impossible to remove now, but there are very few, and I still think they sound good.
Still digging down the rabbit hole. I think I’m reaching the end of the road for this sort of thing, or at least without some sort of drastic writing change. I do like this one though, and I think it’s pretty close to what I imagined.
I can’t fully remember what I used, but in essence, it was:
Novation DrumStation (kick and shaker)
Antares AVP-1 (used for stereo effect on kick)
Kawai K4R (snare, misc. percussion)
Akai MPC 4000 (sequencing, sampling vocal)
Behringer Filter Machine FM600
Behringer Ultra Metal UM 300 (distortion various elements)
RNC1773 Compressor (used on kick)
TC Electronics Fireworx (effect reverbs, delays)
SPL Transient Designer (gentle use on each track)
Art Pro VLA II (master)
Voxengo Elephant 3 (fabulous limiter, and highpass filter)
And the vocal sample is from an old RA The Rugged Man track, although it’s not RA.
I’ve taken to recording at 96kHz recently because I’ve found that some of the processors I use sound a little better at super high sampling rates like that. Also, I do a lot of sampling and pitching of my own recordings, so having it all in 96kHz give me a little more headroom for twisting them. This is then resampled to 44.1kHz 24bit once the master is complete.
I’ve been using iZotope RX8 to finalise the masters recently, it think it has the best sounding resampling algorithm I’ve tested so far. Clean and warm. if you’re interested the settings I use are shown below: