After an extended layoff, I am getting back into the music production game. I am still fairly new to working "in the box" on a DAW - yo, I'm old school. I needed to re-tune my studio skills and get proficient in the software (SONAR), so I asked BJ Jones to let me do a house remix to one of the songs from B'Joi's upcoming album. He was kind enough to send me the a capella to "Waterfall".
Doing this remix has been a beautiful struggle. Re-acquainting myself with the mixing & mastering process as well as learning to use all of the wonderful new tools I now have access to in SONAR. Not to mention, the creative process and all of the production decisions I had to make such as wiping the slate clean and doing the drums over from scratch or finishing the mixdown, moving into mastering and realizing that the kick drum I used wasn't working - back to the drawing board. Then came the mysterious computer glitches. I spent 3 days in the middle of mixdowns figuring out why SONAR kept crashing (a couple of plug-ins weren't getting along).
Ultimately, it got done and I am pleased with the results. I hope you are too. Enjoy this and please, please, PLEASE..... Share!
Thanks for listening - Waynebo.
released April 25, 2014
Written by BJ Jones & Jamar Bird
Original song produced by BJ Jones & David McNally
Remix produced by Waynebo for Exodus Music
Mixed & Mastered by Waynebo at The Exodus Lab - Southfield, MI
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