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Title: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 10, 2010, 03:55:42 PM
I'm sure some of you have heard this already, but thought I'd post it for those you haven't.

http://http://www.madfiddler.co.uk/audio/Frost_TheDividingLine_madfiddlerSolo.mp3
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: rogerg on May 10, 2010, 06:25:06 PM
zowie.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Pedro on May 10, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
This lives some way "behind" Tara in the mix, doesn't it?
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Brom on May 11, 2010, 09:31:40 AM
THAT is frigging brilllliant.  :D

I'll be playing it to Miss brom tonite, however she is still deffo following the classical route at present, and as much as she likes Frost* thinks that TDL is "out of control"  :D but IMHO there is nothing wrong with trying to to broaden those horizons.  ;)

OK, I'm going back for another go, Very nice one MF.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: RacingHippo on May 12, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
I never thought I'd say this about a violin solo but.... RAWK!!

It's Mad.
And very, very fiddley.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 12, 2010, 02:19:17 PM
I imagine the phone call included Jem saying, "You bring the fiddley, I'll bring the widdly."
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Pedro on May 12, 2010, 11:43:43 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I imagine the phone call included Jem saying, "You bring the fiddley, I'll bring the widdly."

(http://http://www.getreligion.org/wp-content/photos/Ned_Flanders2.jpg)
"Sounds like my kind of music"
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: EvilDragon on May 13, 2010, 12:07:45 AM
Wait, this is actually a violin?

Or just Jem's V-Synth? :P
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Pedro on May 13, 2010, 12:13:35 AM
The sample in the first post of this thread is indeed MadFiddler Mark's violin.

I cannot say with any certainty which other bits of TDL (that sound like violin) are actually violin, we may never know - such is Jem's (cape-less) wizardy with the Synth of V.

You have to have ears like a visually impaired hawk to hear very much of this particular solo on TDL but being able to hear it separately is a real treat.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: EvilDragon on May 13, 2010, 11:37:03 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
You have to have ears like a visually impaired hawk to hear very much of this particular solo on TDL but being able to hear it separately is a real treat.

Heh, Jem makes his mixes too damn busy. Milliontown sounded much better than EIMA to me... in some songs off EIMA there is simply too much going around at once, and we have only so much dynamic range to pick up. For example, the last song, when distortion kicks in, drums are so terribly overcompressed I can't continue listening (on headphones). Which is a shame, since I respect Jem's skills. But EIMA did not sound as good as Milliontown, mainly because of too busy a mix (depending on song)...
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: madfiddler on May 13, 2010, 07:12:44 PM
Hehe - just saw this. Thanks for the kind words all. It's, imo, the best solo I think I've done - and hadn't done any recording for a few years so all that bottled up frustration came out in those 32 bars  :twisted:
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 13, 2010, 10:08:33 PM
Thanks for posting it on your site. I would have liked to hear more of that in the final mix. ooo! that gives me an idea...
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: madfiddler on May 13, 2010, 11:14:02 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Thanks for posting it on your site. I would have liked to hear more of that in the final mix. ooo! that gives me an idea...

lol - no... you shouldn't!! haha
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Drarok on May 14, 2010, 08:49:23 PM
... holy cow!

Where is this in the song, I've never noticed that at all!
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Pedro on May 14, 2010, 09:15:12 PM
It's behind Tara's speech ("Ladies & Gentlemen, you can relax...").
You can hear some of the high notes towards the end and the last two notes of it mark the ...3-4 count into the "You are all lions" bit.
I think it was a collision of brilliant ideas and one had take a back seat. A tough call but the boss always makes the right one. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Drarok on May 14, 2010, 09:27:49 PM
I just listened, and while I can (now) tell there's something there, I can't hear the violin at all!

So many layers to uncover. Like an onion. Or an ogre. _
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 14, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
I'm afraid I've already gone and turned the violin up a few notches. Not ridiculously loud, but a little higher in the mix. The result (for better or worse) is in the Friends of Frost* section.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Drarok on May 14, 2010, 11:47:04 PM
Awesome, I was hoping someone would. :D

How on earth did you line it up timing-wise?
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 15, 2010, 12:06:13 AM
I had the Audacity (http://http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Drarok on May 15, 2010, 12:45:13 AM
Just knocking it over sample by sample, tick by tick, until it fits?
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Mickdoo22 on May 15, 2010, 12:47:27 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
It's behind Tara's speech ("Ladies & Gentlemen, you can relax...").
You can hear some of the high notes towards the end and the last two notes of it mark the ...3-4 count into the "You are all lions" bit.
I think it was a collision of brilliant ideas and one had take a back seat. A tough call but the boss always makes the right one. :mrgreen:

As I said, I have never been a huge fan of the spoken word in music.......but either way, it seems almost sinful to cover that up with ANYTHING! BRILLIANT!
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: madfiddler on May 15, 2010, 03:46:22 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'm afraid I've already gone and turned the violin up a few notches. Not ridiculously loud, but a little higher in the mix. The result (for better or worse) is in the Friends of Frost* section.

hehe  :twisted:
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2010, 12:14:34 AM
Holy cheese and pineapple hedgehogs!  :shock:  That's frickin' fantastic! I'd always thought that was a guitar lurking in the mix, but no! Mr. Fiddler, I find a hat and take it off to you, sir.
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: johninblack on May 17, 2010, 09:46:06 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Holy cheese and pineapple hedgehogs!  :shock:  That's frickin' fantastic! I'd always thought that was a guitar lurking in the mix, but no! Mr. Fiddler, I find a hat and take it off to you, sir.
Mmmm, it is rather fantastic isn't it? Every time I hear it I find something new burried deep in the mix. Clever bugger that Godfrey fellow :)
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Pedro on May 17, 2010, 10:05:22 PM
Wait until the surround mix - there'll be a whole other onions-worth of detail to be heard!  ;)
Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: Villuccikeys on September 11, 2010, 05:46:55 AM
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Title: Re: madfiddler's pre-mix TDL solo
Post by: SerFox on October 17, 2010, 06:28:25 PM
Listening back to this section I can actually hear it now, but I think it so deserved to be a little more prominent, it really is incredible. It sits incredibly well in the last mix as a little nuance, but listening to it full on- Yikes! I love it  :oops: Now I see what Jem meant about

neeeeeoooeoeoeeeeoooo

Bravo! Thanks for letting us get a proper listen to this proper good bit of playing :D