I'm not very pleased with my results, but I'm my own worst critic too. I only used their 30 sec demo because I'm a cheapskate. The first track is untouched, its from the song titled 'Jamie", I also removed the 2 heavy metal guitars because it didn't suit my needs. No nothing, just plain unmixed or EQ or anything, I believe though that the track was pre compressed which made it alittle more difficult to use my own compression. Here is the unmixed track linkhttp://www.box.net/shared/cbicpgv0gw
It took some time to get a decent sound, as this group is more 90's indie than 60's pop/rock.
It just goes to show that gear can only do so much, most of the magic is in the music. I put a leslie
on one guitar, and a long tape echo on the other. I tried to ADT the vocals, but you can't really tell it.
I did do a mix with reverb, but I ended up overdoing it and it came out more Phil Spector than Beatles.
It was fun to do though, it really eliminated my formula plan, but don't worry, I still used the vintage emulations,
and I followed the guidlines in RTB Book. To my ears, the mix comes out sounding more "old school" than "OMG ITS
THE BEATLES AAAAHHHHHH!!!!". Which I knew better anyways. For best results use headphones or good speakers, as
the ones on this pc I use for internet has monitor speakers that have no presence at all, everything sounds tiny and sharp. If I were dealing with more Beatle inspired sounds or folks, the results may have been better. My biggest worrry
was that people would say, "I like the first one better." But hey, its just VST plugins, not esoteric Abbey Road gear.
I also ADT'd the Acoustic Guitar as well, I thought it made sound more like a 12 string. And the drum kit was not mic'd like
Ringo's. If I do something better I'll be sure to show you all, heres the Beatlesque linkhttp://www.box.net/shared/pmt5bdk4k0
P.S. I also did a extended mix, adding mellotrons and a tamboura and tape loops and a backwards segment,
but I felt people would get annoyed at it. If you request it I'll post it. :X