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Production Notes - "One Thing On My Mind"

Latest fully-loaded rock cover. I only make these when the inspiration strikes and have had enough time to recover from making the last one. Don't get me wrong, I love guitar but I love hacking around in the recording studio -more-.

For us old Americans, the gold standard of hard rock recording was the self-titled first Montrose album, released in 1973. Ted Templeman was the producer, and prior to Van Halen 1 (Ted again!) it was THE album. Ronnie, Sammy, Bill & Denny - America's answer to Zep.

So as it happened, I was noodling one night and out popped the hook to Montrose's party track "One Thing On My Mind". I also had a new tube head from England (Victory's VX100) and an absolutely crazy tip from Masumi Hodgson that led me to an AI-based vocal extraction research project from France. One month later, I recreated that track from scratch - and on vocals, now singing in a new key... helloooo Sammy!

Everything transcribed, played, sequenced, mixed, mastered, etc. by me except for Mr. Hagar, who is unwittingly lending me his pipes here and doing a great job of it. And before the Content ID robots on kill me, thanks for listening!

Karaoke version here. Original early in-progress MIDI arrangement here.

CapnZilog used:

Instruments & Gear:  M-Audio Oxygen 88 keyboard, ESP MH-1000ET, Ibanez SIX20DBGNT, Victory Amps VX100, Torpedo Reload, Kemper Profiler Head, Kemper Cab Maker, Crane Song HEDD 192
Pedals & Picks: Decimator II G-String, Friedman Dirty Shirley, JHS Haunting Mids, MXR KfK EQ, t.c. electronic Hyper Gravity, Ibanez Hard Elastomer 2.2mm pick
Softsynths: Cakewalk TTS-1, IK Multimedia MODO Drums, Toontrack EZ Bass
Additional Effects: 2CAudio Breeze 2, Brainworx bx_shredspread*, Cakewalk Sonitus:fx Delay / MFX, Celemony Melodyne 5.02, DMG Audio Equilibrium / Limitless / Track Control / Track Limit
Final Mix Rob Chiarelli Bass Buss Lite / Parallel Drums, iZotope Insight, MeldaProduction MAutoEqualizerLP*, Oeksound soothe 2*, Slate VCC / VMR / VTM,
Soundtoys Echo Boy Jr* / PhaseMistress*, Waves CLA Bass* / Doubler*, Wavesfactory Trackspacer 2.5*, Zynaptiq INTENSITY*
Audio Editing: Cakewalk by Bandlab (it's free!) 2020.09, iZotope RX8*, MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 13.0
Mastering: DMG Audio Limitless, iZotope Insight*, Slate Digital VBC / VCC / VMR / VTM, Sonible Smart:Comp*
Encoding: Sonnox Pro-Codec Manager 3.01.0, MP3Tag 3.02
Monitoring: Mackie HR824 active nearfields, Logitech LS11 2.0 PC speakers, Sennheiser HD-600 headphones, Roland STUDIO-CAPTURE

* I should mention that in the interest of trying to maintain a full double-precision signal path, I'm trying to avoid single-precision effects like those marked with an asterisk. 32-bit floating point in 2020, really?

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