Welcome to The World Plays

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What would overlaying hundreds (maybe even thousands) of tracks sound like on record? Let's find out.

About TWP

WHy And who

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WHO

WHEN

WHO

I am a guitarist, drummer, bassist, vocalist, computer nerd, and nirvana fan of over 25 years. I have my own home studio in the SF bay area and have mixed my own cover tracks for a long time, some were ok-ish. I'm naive enough to think I can pull this off. I'm not a producer or genius mixer, so I will need help.

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WHY

WHEN

WHO

Everyone is indoors right now. Lots of people are uploading their Nirvana covers. Why not bring it all together at an insane scale and just see what happens. Nirvana were amazing, I wanted to start there.

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WHEN

WHEN

WHEN

A free mix of 'The World Plays : Nevermind' album to be released in 2020 or 2021. This will be non-profit, Even if it were possible, anything that 'could' be made from this would be routed to a charity (likely COVID related).


It could be terrible or it could be cool like Rockin1000 (which is awesome and obviously a major inspiration for what I am doing here), but I have no idea.


Whatever it is though, you'll be on it.

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Start Practicing

For 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', one track will be panned center. The most accurate rendition of the intro riff, so if you practice, well, that could be you. 


It's about the STYLE, not your equipment. 


Record DIRECT with NO effects. We will reamp you into period correct equipment used on the album.

get involved

If you want to be a part of the record, or would like to help (legal advice, tutorial writing). Hit us up below.

The World Plays

San Jose, California 95130, United States

theworldplaysnevermind@gmail.com

The process

Grab 10,000 intro's to 'Come As You Are'

Files will be collected into Cloud Storage for pickup by distributed mixing system

Submit to DMIX

DMIX is the tech that will normalize, eq and mix all of the tracks into single tracks. It will be based on Big Data distributed processing engines such as Spark with integration to open source mixing tools for continual (possibly even nightly) mixes.


Guitar inputs to DMIX may be re-amped later through equivalent outboard amps used on Nevermind. 

Final Mix

The final mix will be mixed manually in Pro Tools or equivalent.

The GEAR @ The World plays

Pre-CBS Fender Bassman

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

Pre-CBS Fender Bassman

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Used on Drain You, In Bloom and several other tracks. TWP has a '65 

Boss DS-1

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

Pre-CBS Fender Bassman

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The distortion on Nevermind. TWP has several of these.

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

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Primary Guitar Pre-Amp for Nevermind. TWP has a 1991 model.

Ampeg SVT-400-T

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

Mesa Boogie Studio PreAmp (22)

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Bass Amp used by Krist on Nevermind. TWP has a 94'

EHX Small Clone

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

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Used on Come As You Are and most other tracks with a chrous sound. TWP has a 90's model.

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

Marshall 1960A Vintage (1960AV)

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Used as the cab for the Mesa 22. TWP has a well loved 2001 model w/ G12 T3897 Speakers.