Coldplay - Fix You by benreaves published on 2014/01/22 01:06:51 +0000 My, if this one didn't take a long time to finish. I started this a year ago, around the 20th of December 2012. Why did it take so long? I had it 90% finished that next January, but I didn't get to the last passage of the choral section in time to have it finished before school started back up. So, the vocals had to wait. It wasn't until just recently that I was able to sit down with this song and really complete it. But it's here, now, and I love that. This one's been a long time coming and features some of my best mixing to date. I had this mix near perfect months before I ever considered buying monitors, which is amazing to me. With the acquisition of more useful plugins, I put a little more critical listening work into the mix and the result is something I can call pleasing! I'm more than excited to finally be able to release this. Many people requested it when I decided to cover something last year, and it's great to feel like it's worth something. Production notes may come eventually, but for now I'll just run down the notables. I used PreSonus's wonderful Studio One v.2 Pro to mix, utilizing its included compressors, EQs, and reverberators for the most part. Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 4 played a huge role in this like it does most of my music, being the tone shaper for the guitar/bass tracks and my key echo effect. I used Waves' Kramer Master Tape to fatten the sound in a good many places, and the Puigtec passive EQs as sweetening filters. Ozone 5 served as the master dynamics processor and topped everything off.