The Queen Of All Everything [contd.]
While the girls were watching a film, Nick and I sneaked into the studio to listen to some of the tracks that would become Skylon and when I played him "Ahhhh..." he immediately offered to try a vocal on it. So, still a bit spangled, we set up a mic and passed it through a Korg MS-20 synthesiser. He then proceeded to record the vocal you hear in a single take while I manipulated the controls on the synth to give it the weird spacey sound.
I then put it away for another year.
In 2007, my daughter Daisy had just been born and I'd built a new studio in my garage. The first thing I mixed in there was "Ahhhh..." and when it was finished I had to give it a name. I decided to name it after that which inspired it, and, as 'Zoe' is not an ideal name for a song, called it 'The Queen Of All Everything" instead.
And it can never be pointed out enough, it is a collaboration between me and Naked Nick Holden. He's very modest about it but it definitely wouldn't exist without him.
Glastonbury Tor, what a lovely fairy tale like place! I agree with you on the digital reverb, so I need a tip, cause you can't really avoid reverb if you want a lively and atmospheric sonic experience. When I mix recorded instruments, I tend to bring out the natural reverb with compression, but do you have any technique for the stuff that is not recorded, synths etc? I don't own or have the money now for some spring reverb, but I need some life and space in those synths, but not with that ugly 'mushy' digi feel. Any tips? Thanks in advance!
All the best to you and your family, and I wish your every effort is worthwhile, and all your wishes become true, except those that keep you growing and going forward, in a neverending mission to fulfill them.
The Queen of All Everything - what's the story behind that? It contributed to an unforgettable day on the beaches of St Kitts in September 2014. That's my side.Ott responded on 12/31/2014