The Linear Canvas
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My Recorded Cover Songs – Ready For Love (remix)

May 4th, 2012 . by Alexander Fisher

Alex FisherI recorded Ready For Love in about 1999. I have mixed it several times. Hopefully I got it right this time. Last time I mixed it, it came out sounding kind of thin. It made me wonder if I had the dbx noise reduction switched off when I dubbed it from tape. By the time I realized there was something wrong with the recording, I had forgotten it was on tape and looked through every bit of digital storage I had for the tracks. When I finally found it on tape, I could hardly believe that I had done it on tape. It had to have been one of my last analog projects. I had the tape thing perfected by then I guess.

Ready for Love

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Ready For Love was written by Mick Ralphs and was originally recorded by his band Mott the Hoople. Later after Mick left Mott, he formed the band Bad Company and they recorded it as well. Mott did an extended ending called After Lights. I tend to believe my version more resembles the Mott the Hoople version and I included the ending in spirit, if not form. I sang, and played all of the instruments. The guitars are my Fender Stratocaster electric. The bass was my Rickenbacker 4001. The drums are my Ludwig’s. There are no keyboards on this recording, although I think it sounds like I played one on it. I originally recorded the song on my analog Yamaha MT-1000 4 track recorder. I processed it with Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 Producer and Sony Sound Forge 9.

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