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audio I'm Back with "Away From it All" and a New Attitude re: DR

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by CrazyLuke, Mar 1, 2016.

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  1. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    I've come to realize that I've overcooked my previous mixes do to bad listening environments, so I'm using my ears AND eyes with metering. Let me know about my latest effort on a previously posted tune, "Away From It All". The higher numbered track is the most recent mix.
    thx



     

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  2. Chris Perra

    Chris Perra Active Member

    Sounds good.. Very Tom Sholtzy rhythm guitar vibe. Reminds me of recording with a Rockman back in the day... haha..
    Maybe a little less drums, that would bring out the other instruments more. Are you using compression on the drums? They sound like samples, would be nice if they were a little more open sounding.. That's me just nitpicking though.. Cool Boston meets Twisted Sister with a bit of Prog vibe tune.
     
  3. DogsoverLava

    DogsoverLava Active Member

    Still love this song! Love when you hit the Chorus - and I can't help but picture the singer - I my eyes he's a big crazy tall drink of water -- bon scott with dee snider's wardrobe.
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I guess this is a polite statement, I'd be very surprised if they were real drum. They sound fake and there is too many fills. To me the drum should support the band and vocal. As for now, it's feels like a guy who want to show off and never listened to the lyrics...

    Little tips for drum mixing (acoustic or samples) a real drum is never hardly panned. if you are in front of a kit, the tom fills don't go from an ear to the other. Of course insert 'taste' any where in my post !
    You see the drum bugged me so much, I wasn't able to focus on anything else and it's not due to how loud it is..
     
  5. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    [QUOTE="Little tips for drum mixing (acoustic or samples) a real drum is never hardly panned. if you are in front of a kit, the tom fills don't go from an ear to the other. Of course insert 'taste' any where in my post !
    You see the drum bugged me so much, I wasn't able to focus on anything else and it's not due to how loud it is..[/QUOTE]
    I realize that, but I think I'll keep the tom panning as something fun for the listener.
     
  6. Chris Perra

    Chris Perra Active Member

    There are a bazillion songs out there with panned drums.. pretty normal mixing practice.
     
  7. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    Thanks, Chris. I'm using Black Sabbath's latest CD release "13" for reference mixes, and the mixing engineer has the toms panned hard right to left (audience's perspective)
    I'm doing the same thing in my mixes for two reasons.....

    1) It clears out some clutter in the middle
    2) It's fun for the listener!

    Here's an example with Black Sabbath's, The Loner (small clip)

     

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