Mama by Tekno ft Wizkid: Audio Production Review by T-Beiz

Audio Production Review by T-Beiz @tbeiz
Mama by Tekno ft Wizkid
Tekno_Mama_ft_wizkid
Colour: Hint of Jaywon’s “This Year(Odun yi)” and Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba”
Genre: Afrobeat
Song structure: Modern and slightly irregular
Intro->Verse 1-> Hook > Chorus -> Verse 2 ->Chorus 2 -> Verse 3-> Hook-> Chorus->Hook-> Verse -> Chorus
Energy: Well Spread and even energy across verses and Choruses
Loudness: -13 LUFs (I wonder why so low. Some 3db can be gained somewhere)
Tempo: 90 bpm
Instrumental
Bass: Just interludes of bass lines( hint of  bass synth, nothing serious but delightful)
Percussion: constant , few. sounds of conga, bottle, etc
Drums: Constant controlling basic Kick , well placed rolls.
Keys: Distinct sweet Piano, leads the song with a good vamp(african style)
Strings: soft, backing the song at the right places
Synth: Soft and very little
Brass: used spatially( seemingly interesting concept for a song that has lines like “blow like trumpet”)
Artificial Sounds, Fx: Rising sounds( well reverbed to give a surround effect) , hint of modulated, processed,sliced vocals, others
Vocal
Main Vocals:
Tekno’s voice, audible and clean
Wizkid’s vocals, audible and clean
Backup Vox’s
Back up vocals: Call and response style for the Chorus
hint of modulated, processed,sliced vocals( high pitched in some areas)
Adlibs well placed at needed areas
Sweet harmony
Mix
Compression : Song and instruments appears slightly compressed having some headroom
EQ:
0-500 hz : Not so many heavy bass instruments here. Little conflict between the kick and bass. Punchy rise in some areas ( especially when the kick and bass come in)
500hz- 2khz : Quite a number of mid instruments. Normal peaks within this area
2khz -5 Khz : Well filtered peaks
5khz- 20Khz: Tapered off high frequencies here
Reverb: Smooth and wide
Delay: reeling effect , sweetly heard in parts of the chorus
Stereo/Pan effects : Good balance of stereo effects
Mastering
Mastering dynamics : Solid
Multiband dynamics : Bass , Mids , Tops fairly balanced
Clipping and Distortion: Not  even close , some 3db can be gained somewhere
*Wish some sweet flute was lightly added
T-Beiz @tbeiz on all platforms
Producer for for @dakdakstudios

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