Serban Ghenea

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  1. Zenarcist

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    nice the new one has the updated master bus plus more work by hanes (triggers etc).
     
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    All credit to Metric Halo Channel Strip.... lol
     
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    It sounds like he used Nebula on the new mix, it's really good on drums! :)
     
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    you hear what you want to hear :D
     
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    Well it's my little trick to get Addictive Drums sounding like proper drums :winker:

    Do you have any links regarding his studio work? His output is very polished.
     
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    Or just accept the fact that some people are really good at their craft (he made over 1300 mixes - at least documented official releases) and can make with Waves, PT and MH Channel strip anything sound awesome. There is a huge threat on GS where his partner John Hanes talks, you'd be amazed what simple workflow they have.

    https://gearspace.com/board/high-end/1213742-serban-ghenea-mixes-all-itb.html
    https://gearspace.com/board/q-a-with-engineer-john-hanes/
     
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    exactly, when this guy hit digital he had an analog background which means basically a ssl desk and whatever riley favoured at the time (changed a lot) so back in the day you had to get the best out of a simple ssl channel plus a 1176 and la2a. how you used this defined you as an artist. it was like a guitar. 100000guitars wont make you jimi hendrix but "how" you tickle those strings. get the tools you got to do what you wanna hear and once you find it, stick to a running system. finding your running system is part of the art. it surely isnt buying the latest plugins. but its fun isnt it :)
     
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    Huh I was wandering why this name seemed familiar, Mr. Șerban is Romanian of origin but schooled in Canada. Awesome knowing that behind the scenes of so many hits lays a fellow Romanian :)
     
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    ye romania has a wicked cool pop music scene! lov it
     
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    The new mix sounds warmer than the original.
     
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    its even more multibanded, give the people what they wanna hear :D
     
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    He is 100% ITB. Just shows what practice and good ears mean.

    BUT he probably gets exceptional recorded material and as we know its all about the source.
     
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    maybe he is maybe not. maybe it is maybe it is not.
     
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    Woah, that's a lot of information you just laid down there. Like so much that, you could've chosen to not comment and still get your point across.
     
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    I truly hope one day he writes a technical book on mixing. There truly is something special about the way he mixes vocals, his taste in stereo width & reverb... I respect his choice to remain private 100%, but when he retires it would be a shame if people couldn't build upon his techniques.
     
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    his son has already taken over
     
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    His son is also mixing so his legacy will not be lost. Probably one needs a huge amount of time to spend with Serban to learn taste. And probably 1 in 100 will be up to the task. The rest are busy hunting specs :)
     
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    Can you point me to any source about his son's work ?.
     
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