Skills:Before & After Audio Samples
Mixed, Mastered and Additional Recording by Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
Solo Guitars by: Tyler Reese
When I first heard Franko, I was genuinely impressed with his natural talents and unique vocal sound. Great to hear guys that can sing high but know how to make the most of their voices by singing lower. Jerzee is another very talented artist from Germany, that has that same unique ability and have also have had the pleasure of working with on her last 2 singles.
When Franko asked me how I could make the track better, I suggested that a remix would be imperative, because mastering could not bring out the punch in the track nor the presence on his awesome vocal sound w/o getting into the multitrack mix. Triggering new drums sounds, beefing up the guitars and adding a little TLC on the vocals went a long way.
I also had a feeling there was a need for more ear candy so, I invited the amazing 19 year old Tyler Reese to play some SCREAMING leads on the track. Franko was a bit “married” to what he had, which I completely understood. However, I felt we needed to take a risk and not only go a bit more “metal/shredding” with the solo, but to add solos in the beginning and outro of the song.
Franko COMPLETELY “got it” once we had finished the extra overdubs and mix and has decided on using that version as his next single, Vagabond. Thank you Franko, for your trust and willingness to let me explore some uncharted terrain for you. And Tyler, for your awesome playing!
The end result is a ROCKIN’ track, which is greatly improved sonically and a more “in your face” vocal that allows you to “know” Franko better. In addition, there’s more ear candy to better enjoy “the ride”!!