The mixing case of Diablo Swing Orchestra’s latest album

It’s time to point fingers, or put them on your ears

Sebastian Kowoll cover art for the new DSO album — ArtStation

Roberto Laghi knew what it was doing

The main responsible of how the mix pans out is Roberto Laghi, producer of the album. The producer is in charge of creating the album: scheduling the recordings in a studio, preparing the studio and the instruments, hiring additional members to help with some parts, hiring an engineer for mastering, among other things.

What about COVID-19?

Photo by Linus Mimietz on Unsplash

What went wrong then?

Comparing Kevlar Sweethearts with War Painted Valentine is night and day. Personally I lack the musical vocabulary to accurately describe the difference, but I can assure you it’s not a positive one.

  • The mixing didn’t go fast or well thanks to multiple COVID-19 reasons.
  • There was not enough time left for further mastering.
  • The mastering was done by a third party.
  • Someone at DSO pushed their own artistic decisions.

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