I posted this song probably in 2010 or 2011 when I wrote it. But last weekend I redid the fretless bass and I remixed it.
Back then I used a Hamer USA fretless Cruise bass. The Hamer is a nice bass, but last year I got an Ibanez Gary Willis model fretless bass, which has a tone I like better. So I decided to redo this and a couple of other songs I used the Hamer bass on.
While I was at it, I also threw on a few of the Waves Signature plugins I’ve gotten since I recorded the first version of the song, and the Slate VCC plugins. On the vocal I have the VCC and T Racks Opto compressor. On the bass I used the Waves CLA bass plugin. On the acoustic guitar, which was an Adamas, I tried the Waves Maserati Acoustic Guitar Designer.
Also not on the original version was the drums. I used the EZ Drummer Vintage Rock kit. I know Toontracks just came out with an expansion specially for indie acoustic music, but I don’t have that yet. I turned up the room mics. I ran the EX Drummer kit through the VCC and the T Racks Black 76 compressor, which I found gives drums a vintage sound and brings out the room some more.