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Student Reference Mixes - Spring 2019

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9thWonder-Stop Fooling Yourself-2006 4:02
AFI-Totalimmortal-1999 2:44
Alex Vourtsanis - Sunset 2:41
AlisonKrauss-Stay 2:39
AlkalineTrio-TimeToWaste-2005 4:12
ArianaGrande-makeup-2019 2:21
BADBADNOTGOOD-TimeMovesSlow-2016 4:34
BarronLeeG-Chivalry-2018 4:02
Beyonce Partition 2013 5:19
BrianWilson-RunawayDancer-2015 0
BrianWilson-this beautifulday-2015 1:24
Chicago-HardToSayImSorru-1982 5:07
DannyElfman-Alice-2010 6:35
Daughtry-Its Not Over 3:35
DaveBrubeckQuartet-Take5 6:28
DavidCrosby-ThingsWeDoForLove-2016 4:15
Dead Mau5 - 4ware 8:39
Deadmau5 - Avaritia (Extended) 6:43
DianaKrall-Wallflower-2015 3:05
Discourage-Burden-2018.mp3 2:09
Drake-FreeSmoke-2017.mp3 3:40
EarthWind Fire-Boogie Wonderland 4:47
EarthWind&Fire-September-1978 0
ELind RefMixSpQ20191ab 2:58
Euphoria - BTS 3:50
Glass 8 3:05
HerbieHancock-Butterfly-1994 6:10
JasonMraz-EverythingSound 4:45
John Mayer-Still Feel Like Your Man-2017 4:16
John Mellencamp - Pink Houses 4:48
Joni Mitchell-Free Man In Paris-1974 3:03
JuanRamirez-Falling-2019 4:31
Kurt-Elling-A-Hard-Rain-Is-Gonna-Fall-2018 8:04
Kygo-HappyNow-Test 3:31
Laura Claycomb-In Trutina-2 2:16
Laura Claycomb-In Trutina 2:16
Lorde-Royals-2013 0
Maria Bethania & Gal Costa-Sonho Meu-1978 2:55
Mark Ronson - Pieces Of Us (ft. King Princess) - 2019 3:28
Marshmello- KeepitMello-2016 3:09
Mastadon-DeathPit-11-12-2018 0
MichaelJackson-BillieJean-1983 4:53
NineInchNails-EvenDeeper-1999 6:16
NineInchNails-Heresy-1994 3:54
OneLessReason-Where Were You 2:59
Perturbator-BirthOfTheNewModel-2017 4:57
PinkFloyd-ComfortablyNumb 8:50
PJHarvey-BigExit-2000 3:51
Plaid-MatinLunaire-2014 4:12
Queen 'The March Of The Black Queen' 6:33
RADWIMPS-Nandemonaiya-2017 0
RobertdeBoron-Chiru-2012 0
RoddyRicch-ProjectDreams-2018 2:48
RunTheJewels-AllMyLife 3:09
Sade - Kiss Of Life 4:10
Scuba MixV2 L2 3:06
SelenaGomez-Hands-to-Myself-ErikSchultzRemaster 1 3:23
Slycendyce-glass-2019 3:05
SteelyDan-HeyNineteen-1980 5:10
StephenBarton-ArkPursuit 7:44
Talking Heads-BurningDownTheHouse-1983 4:01
Tangerine Dream - Love on a real train (Yudi Watanabe & André Moret CLUB EDIT)-2017 8:20
The Weekend - The Hills (Mr Virgo Remix) - May 18, 2018 3:45
TheBrobecks-BetterThanMe-2009 0
TheGrays-EverybodysWorld 1:55
Tigran Hamasyan - The Grid 5:56
Tom Payne - Later On 3:47
Toto-africa-1981 4:58
TravisScott-CAN'TSAY-2018 3:18
TravisScott-Impossible 4:02
TroySivan-Wild-2015 3:48
TwentyOnePilotsFT.MuteMath-Ride-2016 0
VACATIONS - Steady 3:25
Zomboy-BornToSurvive-2019 3:58


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Reference Mixes suggested by students.

AFI-Totalimmortal-1999

  • 1999
  • I've listened to this song so many times that it is a good reference mix to learn the acoustics of a room. I also love the energy of the song.
  • https://www.afireinside.net/
  • Produced by AFI
  • Mix Engineer - Andy Ernst
  • Mastering Engineer - Thad LaRue

Alex Vourtsanis - Sunset

AlisonKrauss-Stay

Alkaline Trio - Time To Waste

  • Written by: Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Derek Grant
  • Album: Crimson
  • Released: May 24, 2005

BadBadNotGood - Time Moves Slow

  • 2016
  • Time Moves slow is an amazing piece that combines the chaos of Jazzy drums to a slow tempo that puts you in a trance. Mixed with the vocals of Sam Herring, why wouldn't you love it!
  • Producer - Chester Hansen
  • Mix Engineer - Matthew Tavares
  • Mastering Engineer - Joao Carvalho

Brian Wilson-Runaway Dancer

  • Artist-Brian Wilson
  • Album-No Pier Pressure
  • 2015
  • It's mixture of both jazz and disco was very interesting

D33J - On my side (demo)

  • anticon.com
  • Producer: D33J
  • Mix Engineer: D33J
  • Mastering Engineer: D33J

Daughtry-Its Not Over

DaveBrubeckQuartet-Take 5

  • Year Released 7/1/1959
  • This is a jazz standard that most everyone knows. It has crisp clear snare and cymbal beats, a sweet tenor sax groove that produces nice hi-mid tones and an understated bass/piano combination that provides a hip swing feel. Pretty progressive stuff for its time and still holds up 60 years later.
  • Artist Website
  • Producer Teo Macero
  • Mix Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Five Take 5 - Wikipedia

David Crosby-Things We Do For Love

  • David Crosby
  • Album-Lighthouse
  • 2016
  • Soft and romantic dominating acoustic guitars pair with a choir of voices is just really cool

Dead Mau5 - 4ware

  • 2/17/17
  • The song flashes the listener back to the early Deadmau5 sound of Faxin' Berlin. The deep groove encourages the listener to be patient, and sit back for an extended listen. The track is driven by a classic Mau5 drum pattern accompanied by another signature arpeggio throughout the arrangement. Mau5 brings in a nostalgic chord to evoke emotion and keep the listener engaged. As always, it's mixed beautifully, with just enough space for each voice to sparkle.
  • [cubev3.com cubev3.com]
  • Producer: Joel Zimmerman
  • Mix Engineer: Joel Zimmerman
  • Mastering Engineer: Joel Zimmerman

Discourage - Burden

  • November, 2018.
  • I chose this track because 1) I played drums and bass on it, 2) I had a WAV file that fit the parameters of the assignment, 3) I rerecorded this in January 2019 with Greg Wilkenson at Earhammer Studios (won a Grammy for his work on the High on Fire record alongside Kurt Ballou). This reference has its ups and downs. The guitars sound tight and I like the low end of the bass as well as the balance of levels. However, I don't like the kick drum and wish the bass sounded more raw.
  • Producing/Mixing/Mastering Engineer: Marc Estebillo

Drake - Free Smoke

  • March 18, 2017
  • Album: More Life: A Playlist by October Firm
  • Producer(s): Boi-1da, Ritter; Akira
  • Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

EarthWind Fire-Boogie Wonderland

Herbie Hancock - Butterfly

  • 1994
  • Album: Dis is da drum
  • Fusion/Hip-hop Jazz.
    • I use this track to audition high-end speakers since it covers a large frequency range (especially the bass), and has good spatial qualities.
  • Producer: Herbie Hancock and Bill Summers
  • Mix Engineers: Darrell Robertson, Darrell Smith
  • Mastering Engineer: Brian Gardner

JasonMraz - Everything is Sound

John Mellencamp - Pink Houses

  • 1983
  • Good acoustic rocker!
  • mellencamp.com
  • Producer - Don Gehman
  • Mix Engineer - David Thoener, Don Gehman
  • Mastering Engineer - Bob Ludwig

Kurt Elling - A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall

  • 2018
  • [1]
  • Album: Questions
  • Acoustic Jazz Vocal.
    • This is my go to track as it is so well recorded. Download the 96K version from HDtracks.com. The vocals incredibly natural sounding and intimate, the placement of the acoustic instruments in the 3D soundstage is absolutely stunning. The entire album was recorded and mixed at Seer Sound in NYC entirely through the Lynx Aurora(n)converter/interface. The vocal chain is a Flea M49 mic with a K49 capsule going into a BAE 1073MPF then into a Tubetech CL1b straight into the Aurora.
  • Producer: Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling
  • Mix Engineers: Christopher Allen
  • Mastering Engineer: Greg Calbi==== Sterling Sound ====

Released March, 2018. Features Branford Marsalis, Jeff "Train" Watts.

Lorde-Royals-2013

  • lorde.co.nz
  • Producer - Joel Little
  • Songwriters - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel Little

Mary J.Blige-strength of a woman

  • 2017

Michael Jackson-Thriller

  • 1982

Mike Oldfield - Let There Be Light

  • 1994
  • Refreshing. The album is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction novel “Songs of Distant Earth.”
  • mikeoldfieldofficial.com/discography
  • Producer: Mike Oldfield
  • Engineers: Phil Dane and Mike Oldfield

Nine Inch Nails - Even Deeper

  • Written by Trent Reznor and Danny Lohner
  • Mixing Assistance by Dr. Dre
  • Album: The Fragile
  • Released: September 21, 1999

Nine Inch Nails - Heresy

  • Written by Trent Reznor
  • Album: The Downward Spiral
  • Released: March 8, 1994

OneLessReason-Where Were You

PJ Harvey - Big Exit

  • Album: Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Producer: Harvey, Mick Harvey, PJ Harvey, Rob Ellis
  • Composer: PJ Harvey
  • Lyricist: PJ Harvey
  • Mixer: Victor Van Vugt
  • Studio Personnel: Victor Van Vugt

Plaid-MatinLunaire

  • 2014
  • Minimal in some ways, but really funky too.
  • Plaid

RADWIMPS - Nandemonaiya

  • 2017
  • Relaxing, featured in the movie Your Name.
  • radwimps
  • Producer - RADWIMPS

Robert de Boron - Chiru - 2012

  • 2012
  • Love the piano sound as well as the bass and drum pattern. Also, the underwater effect at the middle of the song. It is a nice blend between acoustic and electronic music.
  • Robert de Boron
  • Producer: Robert de Boron
  • Mix Engineer: Robert de Boron
  • Mastering Engineer: Robert de Boron

RunTheJewels-AllMyLife

SteelyDan-HeyNineteen

  • 1980
  • Description of production:
    It's very well done. You can hear everything and everyone with impeccable clarity and balance. The caliber of the Nineteen players and singers demands, and received, no less. This track was produced between 1978 and 1980, just before IBM announced their first personal computers (Apple was something akin to HeathKit back then ... for hobbyists and enthusiasts). There was no "in the box", and no MIDI. "Nineteen Hey Nineteen" was produced the "old fashioned" way, with analog/physical equipment, by Audio Production masters (no pun intended ... well maybe just a little).
  • Steely Dan
  • Producer: Katz Gary Katz
  • Mix Engineer: Scheiner Elliot Scheiner
  • Mastering Engineer: Ludwig Bob Ludwig

StephenBarton-ArkPursuit

Talking Heads -- Burning Down the House

The Brobecks - Better Than Me

  • 2009
  • Website: The Brobecks
  • Producer: Casey Crescenzo
  • a sarcastically upbeat song with punchy guitar and a male vocalist who can really sing

Tigran Hamasyan - The Grid

Tom Payne - Later On

Travis Scott - CAN'T SAY

  • ASTROWORLD (2018)
  • Written by: Jacques Webster. Don Toliver, Ebony Oshunrinde, James Austin Cyr
  • Produced by: Wondagurl, London Cyr, Mike Dean
  • Mixed by: Mike Dean

Twenty One Pilots ft. MuteMath-Ride-2016

  • 2016
  • Love the punchy drums mixed with low sub bass that gives the song a nice pop. Clear and consistent vocals with a nice blend of keyboard/synth effects.
  • twentyonepilots.com
  • Producer: Twenty One Pilots and MuteMath
  • Mix Engineer: Paul Meany
  • Mastering Engineer: Paul Meany

VACATIONS - Steady


Toto - Africa - 1981

  • Written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro
  • David Paich – lead and backing vocals, synthesizer, piano
  • Bobby Kimball – lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers
  • David Hungate – bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, cowbell, gong, additional percussion
  • Lenny Castro – congas, shakers, additional percussion
  • Timothy B. Schmit – 12 string acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe Porcaro – percussion, marimba
  • Jim Horn – recorders

Michael-Jackson-1983

  • Released by Epic Records on January, 1983
  • Song was written and composed by Jackson
  • Song was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones
  • Genre: Post-Punk, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Dance-Pop


Zomboy - Born to Survive - 2019