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So Reid Craft and myself decided, "Let's do a cover of Clocks."
So we did.
Stuff we used:
FL Studio 10.0.9
iZotope Ozone 4
NI Guitar Rig 4 (tape echo; chorused reverb; Memory Man; Tube Screamer; Proco RAT, Ampeg amp, compression, noise reduction, cab/mic modeling for bass)
NI Mikro Prism
NI Absynth 4
Garritan Personal Orchestra (grand piano)
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2
Waves Tape, Tubes, and Transistors pack v9 (demo, keys and synth only)
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL
Ibanez RG321MH with stock Infinity p'ups and Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings (.10-.46)
Zoom G9.2tt with Groove Tubes GT-12AX7-C and GT-12AX7-R2 preamps
1993 Peavey Classic 50 2x12 with Electro-Harmonix 12AX7s and Sovtek EL84s (piece of crap power tubes)
Martin OMC160GTE Grand Auditorium with Elixir NanoWeb coated strings (.11-.52)
Shure Beta 57A dynamic microphone
Amp miking was pretty simple, but effective given the results. DIs were tracked, then re-amped using the Beta 57A about 5" back from the combo, 1.5" left of center, and 2" down from center pointing towards vertical center. Little EQ was applied, save the boost at 2.9 kHz for presence in the mix.
Acoustic recording was a pretty standard method, using both the piezoelectric pickup under the bridge and the Beta 57 pointed at the highest frets on the fretboard. The two signals were then compressed with both digital and tube-emulated compressors and lightly EQ'd with a fixed phaser. I made sure to set a late attack on the compressors so the attack of the strums would really shine through.
Vocal miking was the usual: the same Shure mic on a large boom stand with a pop screen attached to it. We stood it so that the slapback on the wall behind the vocalist would be absorbed by a mattress.
- Reid and Ben
2016 was a big year for the Migos, whose “Bad & Boujee” looks to be a major comeback hit. But Quavo made as much noise this year solo, stealing the show on a gang of tracks by artists from across the hip-hop world. Mainly focused on his 2016 output, this mix captures Quavo’s best features in 2016, with no Migos tracks included.
This mix is by Texas-raised Chicago-resider Elz the DJ.
:00 “Dab of Ranch”
:43 “My Pockets” Murda Beatz ft. Quavo
2:11 “Good Drank” 2 Chainz ft. Quavo & Gucci Mane
3:40 “Minnesota Remix” Lil Yachty ft. Quavo, Skippa Da Flippa & Young Thug
6:37 “??? (Where)” Ty Dolla $ign ft. Migos
9:19 “No Hook” Lil Yachty ft. Quavo
11:54 “Trapstar” Murda Beatz ft. Quavo
12:38 “Dis Side” Travis $cott ft. Quavo
16:00 “Congratulations” Post Malone ft. Quavo
19:00 “Why You Hatin” Devin Hill ft. Quavo
21:40 “Heard Ah That” DJ Stevie J ft. Migos
23:01 “Guwop” Young Thug ft. Quavo, Offset and Young Scooter
26:49 “Floor Seats” Gucci Mane ft. Quavo
28:50 “Going for Ten” Famous Dex ft. Quavo & Rich the Kid
31:27 “Whatchu Doin” Trouble ft.Quavo
33:35 “Pick Up the Phone” Travis Scott ft. Quavo & Young Thug
36:48 “Key to the Streets” YFN Lucci ft. Quavo, Offset & Trouble
39:30 “Come Thru” Blac Youngsta ft. Quavo
42:07 “Long Time” Ty Dolla $ign ft. Quavo
44:37 “Girlfriend Remix” Kap G ft. Quavo & Ty Dolla $ign
48:37 “The Difference” Meek Mill ft. Quavo & Desiinger
51:10 “F Cancer (Boosie)” Young Thug ft. Quavo
55:05 “Swervin Down” Skippa Da Flippa ft. Quavo
57:51 “Want Her” DJ Mustard ft. Quavo & YG
1:00:14 “Familiar” Nico Segal ft. Quavo, Chance the Rapper & King Louie
***NO I DIDN'T ADD CHAMPIONS... QUAVO'S PART WAS ONLY 15 SECONDS***