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Workshop #1: Life As It Happens by Thumbnail Sketch

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Last week we posted about our new weekly feature, Workshops. This is how it works: you upload your tracks, and each week we publish one here and step away from the podium. The floor is yours to talk about the track and how the artist can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song. Here's our first, Life As It Happens by Thumbnail Sketch.

There are a couple of rules:

  • Friendly, constructive criticism. We’re talking about people’s creative work, and anyone who is destructive and offensive will find their comments deleted — if they slip through moderation, let’s just hope we can catch them before the artist comes around to see your feedback. Negative constructive criticism is welcome. Since we’re only weeding out the offensive stuff, you only get one shot — if you use the comment box to insult people, you’ll find yourself unable to comment at AUDIOTUTS again.
  • These comment threads can get pretty darn long. Have a quick read-through of the feedback that’s already been given, and try not to double-up too much.

Easy rules for civilized people to follow. :) Without further ado…

Life As It Happens by Thumbnail Sketch

Brad writes: “This track was recorded and mixed by me in my home studio. I have been doing home recording for some time, but I am still trying to develop a better feel for mixing - EQ, compression, etc. I’d welcome any constructive feedback in this regard. Thanks!” You can hear more Thumbnail Sketch on their MySpace page.

Life As It Happens Download Link — (offered with permission).

Have a listen to the track and offer your constructive criticism for this Workshop in the comments section. Submit your own tracks using this form.

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