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Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by paul1391, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. paul1391

    paul1391 Active Member

    4 piece alternative rock band, any feedback would be appreciated
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    The pitchy vocals are bit extreme for me but I like her. I like the youthful sound of you all. I love it actually. Drums are a bit over compressed to me. I like more dynamics for drums. Its could be mixed better IMHO but love your band.
  3. chasmar

    chasmar Active Member

    Wow, what an awesome song! Unique vocals. I had a vision when I was listening to it though:

    1)Delay/reverb for more distant vocal sound on the chorus.
    2)Delay/reverb for more captivating sound on the vocals during bridge (mid section). Slow delay...like on the quarter notes of one side and eights notes of the other side of the channel in the slowed time signature. Carry delay to and through the chorus.
    3)Would be nice if the chorus were to arrive back in along with the end guitar solo after a few measures to carry it out.

    Hope you don't mind my two cents!

  4. paul1391

    paul1391 Active Member

    thanks for the advice!
  5. Island.John

    Island.John Member

    Solid effort, nice song! Everything seems to be fighting to be up front, cymbal hits fizz, try more subtractive eq on all tracks. Like they say, boost to blend in, cut to stand out!
  6. Brotherj

    Brotherj Active Member

    Not bad. I like the tune pretty well. Yeah the vox need a bit of work, but the tune has a pretty cool vibe. I like the guitar tone. Mostly in the spot right before the solo. The mix needs some work as well and that place b4 the solo was where i could hear the guitar the best, so i think thats where that comment came from. I think i have an identical snare drum. In color at the very least.
  7. Voiceofallanger

    Voiceofallanger Active Member

    Your bass is very very overpowering in my opinion, it's cool to have a really interesting bassline like that, but it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the guitars to get it to be heard. If I were to mix this I'd probably get the guitars to sound less digital and whack them up front a bit more. If you want the bass guitar to be so foward then my personal recommendation would be to slash some mids off the guitars and boost them quite far forward and push the mids on the bass. You've got the kick/bass balance right and they're not fighting but I think considering your sound you need more drive. The solo sounds great but it's not as forward as the vocal is which I actually always use as an indication of overall balance in rock.

    This is all opinion of course and totally subjective, anyway, that's the "criticism" out of the way. I like the song, it's really well written and I like the style, it's got a little bit of a "hole" feel to it.

    If I can help any way at all then give me a shout.

    Great tune guys, good luck.
  8. paul1391

    paul1391 Active Member

    I would really like to hear your opinion on this one guys.
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Sounds ITB for starters.
    The drums are a bit too pumpy but there are times where I like the slapback (a lot!). The vocals are weak and buried. Guitar is too loud. Overall, I like the song but its not mixed well to my tastes. Its small and mono sounding.

    Paul? hopefully I wasn't insulting and this was expected?
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I had to listen again to see if I changed my critique.
    I like what happens at 140. but only for a moment. Same opinion, however, might be simple level adjustments to get it a lot better. Its not very dynamic and lacks top and bottom.

    Solo is buried.

    The song has good potential. I would love to remix it.

    Anyone else?
  11. paul1391

    paul1391 Active Member

    we recorded the instrumental part in cubase 5 and after that we added the vocals in some other software.. I think this is where the slapback on that snare appeared and some other weird drum things... by vocals are weak you mean volumewise?
  12. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Nobody else here? Paul needs a few more opinions than just mine?

    Just in case you changed something or I needed fresh ears from the last time, I listened again.

    Its starts out really cool but after she comes in, the song starts pumping and saturating. The comp you are using is chocking bad. Its not recovering fast enough to where its holding her in the mix. Reminds me of my 2500. What is it you are using? It all sounds very congested. Cymbals are pretty razor too.
    I hear the awesome direction you are going with this band, its really cool Paul, but I know you can do better!
    Sounds like you might be mixing too loud?
  13. paul1391

    paul1391 Active Member

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgewitxc4vE

    new song
  14. thewonders

    thewonders Active Member

    It might be a better idea to start a new thread for different songs. :)

    Regarding the original song (Inside) the mix doesn't sound even - sometimes the bass is too much, sometimes it's the drums. Good players, though. I like the lead vocalist's voice and tone, but as Chris mentioned she's slightly pitchy, although I think her vocal is a good effort. I normally like lots of bass but I think Voiceofallanger is right, this bass part is very busy and may need to come down.

    In spite of these critiques overall it's a good song and the band played well - good job.

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