Individual Instruments Sound Different Separate From the “Mix”: Duane Allman’s “Layla” slide-guitar

When you hear a song, you hear all the component parts together, the drums, bass, guitars vocals, keyboards, horns, special effects if any, etc.

When you hear a single instrument out of context, it has a different appeal, and is often strikingly different than it sounds settled inside the “mix” of the final song.

The slide guitar work by Duane Allman for the classic Eric Clapton hit “Layla” is a great example of the very different sound one hears when comparing the individual instrument track to the song, fully mixed.

“Layla” is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (November 1970). It is considered one of rock music’s definitive love songs, featuring an unmistakable guitar figure played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and a piano coda that comprises the second half of the song. Its famously contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon.” – source

This video is Duane Allman’s slide guitar pulled out, separate from the full mix:

Now compare it to the full song, and you’ll see what an amazing difference you achieve in the full-mix.

This contrast may help you understand and even “feel” the importance of the role of mixing the recording so that all parts meld into a pleasant recording.

Rick McCargar

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (40th Anniversary Version) [Remastered] – Derek & The Dominos on iTunes:


 

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Virtual Tour: “Inside Abbey Road” – the Beatles’ Recording Studios!

“The tour “Inside Abbey Road” makes it possible for anyone around the world to step inside the iconic Abbey Road Studios the spiritual home of British Music and follow in the footsteps of musical legends. Explore the rooms, discover stories, historic images and videos, and play with innovative Abbey Road equipment.

This is a short video by Google UK Presents: Inside Abbey Road (link to tour is below)

On a leafy street in north London, next to a popular zebra crossing, is one of the world’s most celebrated music landmarks: Abbey Road Studios.

Most people probably associate Abbey Road with the Beatles album of the same name. In fact, the studios have played a role in music history: if you can hum the theme to “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” or “Indiana Jones,” or you’ve sung along to tracks by Pink Floyd or Oasis, or even if you own a pair of stereo headphones, then you’ve been impacted by the work of Abbey Road. Since opening in 1931, the studios have pushed the boundaries of music and sound, reinventing the recording process at every step. But until now, the famous crossing was as close as most of us could get to the studios.

Now, for the first time, the doors at Abbey Road are open to everyone. In partnership with Abbey Road Studios, we’ve created Inside Abbey Road, an experience that lets fans around the world step inside the studios and explore this renowned institution.”

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE TOUR.


Abbey Road (Remastered)

Abbey Road (Remastered)

 

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source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/opening-doors-to-world-famous-abbey.html

The Remains by Rick McCargar Now Available to Stream and Download on iTunes

The classic country-folk love song “The Remains″ written by Peter Mayer, performed by Rick McCargar can be streamed on rdio.com, and spotify and more, or downloaded from
iTunes, CD Baby or Bandcamp.com from the links below.

Thank you for listening and all your support! Rick

Download from iTunes:

The Remains – Single – Rick McCargar
Download from CDBaby.com

 

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