Still Phase Motion Mix

“Still Phase Motion Mix” by Third Option. It seems like I was probably moving from one mix to the next, tweaking the next one based on the last. But I don’t necessarily remember. Sure I do! I was! Dammit! :)0 Well what can I say about this version? It’s a little different. It’s – a …

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Still Telephone Mix

Well obviously I called this version the Telephone Mix because I “telephoned” Tamara’s voice. I used to LOVE to use that telephone effect (which is achieved simply by cutting most frequencies and boosting the ones that the telephone picks up). I felt like if I made it purposefully fucked up, didn’t let you hear the …

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Still Fade To Black Mix

Something I really love that I might not expect someone like me to love, is remixes.  I don’t mean somebody sampling somebody else’s song and turning it into some mashup.  That’s a new thing that people are calling remixing but it’s not.  Remixes, to my mind, are new versions of songs that take the original multitrack audio …

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Ok so I got done with Frosted Mini Wheats and now I’ll just move right on to Still. So Still was just one of the songs on Frosted Mini Wheats, and I probably said before that it was vastly different before Tamara came along. It wasn’t called Still, for one, because Still is the name …

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Oh Still is very important in the realm of Third Option! Still was totally different and not as cool, but then I met the poet Tamara Nicholl, and she wanted to record some poems, so I said ok hey I’ll record you if you let me use the samples. I was working on Frosted Mini …

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Procedure for recording Third Option “Still” EP

Basic Setup: Initial Recording Format: 8 Track Darwin Harddisk Mix Destination Format: DAT Final Format: CD Master and Duplicated CD’s Mixer: Mackie 12 Channel VLZ Outboard Processing: Art SGE Mach II Efx Processor Synths: Alesis S4, Yamaha TG100, Boss DR660 Mics: AKG D1000E Mastering: TC Electronics Finalizer Procedure: Tracking: Most instrument tracks were tracked to …

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