Academy Dashboard Forum Production Production Techniques Arrangements that inspire

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    Anders Isberg

      Can't believe this is almost 20 years old. Very inspiring indeed!

      Cris Sabater Sabater

        Anything Bowie is inspiring! Ha shall be greatly missed. RIP.


        Cris Sabater Sabater

          I had to include this as I have followed Anthrax since they started out and for me are the unsung hero's of Thrash Metal.

          I love this song and they are now back to their best which just goes to show that the Fourty and Fifty year olds around can out gun the youngsters today!

          Guido tum Suden

            This is a song I often get back to. It's also one of my favourite mixing references. I really like the snare sound and how the hard panned guitars get through. The use and sound of the percussions is great. And I just love it when Trombone and French Horn create a mixed sound.


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            Anders Isberg

              Was just listening through this album for the first time. It's got some pretty creative mixes on it.


              eX Cess

                Wow, that's a question...

                To me it would be 2 out of 3 Toto song, from 1st to latest album because everything is in there : groove, every instrument playing exactly the right part, great vocal harmonies, overall sound...

                Led Zeppelin albums, especially from album III for how guitars are layered.

                Tower of power, Chic, I also love some Bee Gees disco stuff from Saturday Night Fever, lots going on, great strings arrangements...

                Early Alanis Morissette stuff for the mix between drum machines and real drums, the simplicity and efficiency of the guitar parts.

                Steve Vai for his walls of sounds and (kind of like Zeppelin) orchestral approach.

                Obviously Queen and the Beach boys for vocal harmonies.

                And many songs from the 80's, disco-funk or new wave, for how3/4/5 instruments would play one note or chord, the mixing of the instruments giving a full arrangement that could played by only one (what I call Question/Answer)

                Maybe some trip-hop stuff for drum machines, synth sounds and ambiance.

                For those of you who'd be interested, here's a great track by track breakdown of Rosanna :


                Cheers 🙂

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