If it refuses to play, go to it manually here: http://soundcloud.com/jit-4/crystamanthequins-fixed
and download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?3d7lhx6yyh0gpaf
Production talk: The old Crystamanthequins is a horrible piece in terms of the sheer lack of know-how I had at the time.
I’ll just say it, I really didn’t know what I was doing at the time. If you heard clipping in there, that’s because the song was. All the time. I had a limiter on the master track with a gain of -8.7 dB and a ceiling of 8.7 dB. It’s really kind of horrifying.
I found this out last night when I went to grab the stems for someone. Right away, I was pretty much just going “aw HELL no” at everything. So, I fixed it. Or more, just fixed the big glaring issue of rampant clipping, slapped some EQ around to clean it up, messed with a few other effects, and rendered it out this morning, all fixed and such. This newer version probably lost a bit of power, since the sonic space isn’t just being boosted into a natural brickwall, but I think I can feel a lot better about this now.
I don’t even want to think about other things made back then.
tl;dr: Going back to something you made 1 year and 9 months earlier can be really frightening.
Anyway, I wanted to upload this “fixed” version for anyone who wants it. Probably could be mastered a bit louder, but overall I think it’s better now than the original was. In quite a few ways.
edit: Oh stupid me I forgot the download link: [redacted]
edit2: WOW. I’ve never had my dropbox broken before. I’ve moved it over to Soundcloud.
edit: should be all fixed now