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post Dec 6 2017, 05:43 PM
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Well there are lots of Lounge topics about random things so I thought I would create this one....

I often think about how I would change the production of current chart songs in particular songs to make them 'better' if I had of been part of the team in the studio making the song. For me it would often be getting rid of pitched vocals in songs which I don't really like, so if I was producing Anywhere by Rita Ora I would get rid of them in the drop and replace them with synths in the drop.

Also for Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen - Breathe, I would add atmospheric background synths inspired by those in 90s classic Everything But the Girl - Missing (Todd Terry remix). The logic for this is I think the instrumental is quite dark especially in the buildup but does need something more to it I think to make it more atmospheric.

How would you change the production of certain songs (particularly well known new ones) if you had of been lucky enough to be part of the studio team working on them?


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post Dec 6 2017, 06:01 PM
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Songs like 'Right Now' by Rihanna and 'Swine' by Lady Gaga are single-handedly ruined by production that I can only describe as 'tumble-dryer' production. Literally anything would be better than these noisy and messy backing tracks, they are so jarring to my ears sad.gif
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post Dec 6 2017, 06:25 PM
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Oh just listened to 'Right Now' and that is a sort of dubstep influenced electro production you are talking about! It doesn't really both me but isn't my favourite sort of thing.

Oh and I would replace that harsh headache inducing drop in 'Ready For It...' by Taylor Swift with something not quite as annoying but still dramatic, some cymbal hits probably.


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post Dec 6 2017, 07:20 PM
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Witness and Reputation's whole albums need new production.
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post Dec 6 2017, 09:16 PM
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Remove every single synth from Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" album.
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Not really about production, but it tends to be a strange anticlimax when I'm listening to a song and feel like 'oh, this part would make the perfect ending' - but then it continues on for a little while longer. sleep.gif I'm totally serious lmao. Feels like they're milking it, although obviously that's completely just my own subjective perception.

I can't think of any specific examples I'm afraid
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I would master Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication a LOT lower. It's such a good album musically, but the album is like the poster child for bad brickwalling. I would also scrap like half of the truck drivers gear changes in history. That's been abused to the point of being a drawback on nearly every song that it shows up in.
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Get rid of the pitched down vocals in One Bit and Noah Cyrus - My Way and replace them in that bit with normal male vocals, as other than the pitched down vocal bits I enjoy the tune.
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