Final touch on the final mix

After a clarifying note on the fade-out of the song we’ve now completed the production and mixing phase of this first official tune that have reached beyond the demo stage.
Many thanks to our patient and creative producer/mixer; Peter Åhrberg. In a few days the mastering will be carried out and then we’re finally done!

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First song to get professional mixing & production – by up-and-coming producer Peter Åhrberg

A few weeks ago we decided to get some professional help. We’ve been mixing and producing ourselves but had come to a dead end. We needed an external view on our work. And naturally someone who’s a real pro and an expert on what he’s doing. After a tip and a promising phone conversation we choose to collaborate with up-and-coming producer Peter Åhrberg, Stockholm.

Livelong producer Peter Åhrberg

Peter Åhrberg - Producing/Mixing The Livelong June
Peter (formerly Dub Sweden with e.g. monster hit ‘Old house’) is a renowned sound engineer/creator from the Swedish film industry (Wallander, Johan Falk, Farsan, Kenny Begins among others).

He’s also a sought-after live mixer, mixing classic Swedish acts such as e.g. Mats Ronander, Mikael Rickfors, Dan Hylander and Noice.

Peter Åhrberg has a degree in Sound Engineering from Dramatiska Institutets, Stockholm.

And from now on he could add producing and mixing The Livelong June debut to his CV.

It’s been great to work with Peter and we love his subtle creativity, care of details and patience. On top of his professional expertise of course!

(You put me in) Robot mode

We finished a new song tonight! The recording process took quite some time but it turned out rather nice.:)

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A new take on ‘Homesick’

Had a feel that ‘Homesick’ was/is a good song, but became nothing but a ‘ballad’ (in its negative meaning). Feel satisfied with the lyrics which have a good depth in them and even though they were written in honour of my grandpa who passed away, I’ve come to realise that they also cover other situations in life. Also the chords and structure of the song are nice.

Music wise though, I forced on a pumping bass synth and added some extra bouncing bass to it. My intention was to crack down the original soft feel and nothing does that better than an unstoppable bass! Added some extra melodies to lift the chorus and a new sad (but not soft) riff. There are still stuff to be done with the song. First we need to cut down on tracks, but also the drums and the long outro need some caring.
/Marcus

Here are the two versions for comparison:

The old/original version of Homesick:
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The new version of Homesick (yet to be mixed, etc.):
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