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audio My Pink Floyd-ish Tune "Fred is Dead"

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by kevinwhitect, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

    Any/all comments warmly welcomed and appreciated!

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hey Kevin, I keep thinking , if you dropped the key on your vocals, it will get you closer to your sweet spot. In this song, I would love to hear more airy vocal texture.
    Mix wise, there is a bit of a honk in the low mids ( vocals are in the same spot of other instruments) Which also sounds like some comb filter effect is happening on the vox. Maybe some better acoustic treatment where you are singing would really reduce that.

    I love your songs and you've got a nice balance here. Its nice and full. Kudo's

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

    This is an odd production experiment for me, Chris. I got all carved up.

    My buddy Stu, a Luthier (he makes electric guitars), got bored and asked me to send him something he could work on this past winter.

    So I had this germ of an idea ... which I sent to him. Vocal and 12 string guitar.

    He does his thing and sends it back to me ... remember ... all I'm playing is the 12 string and the vocals ... and I get all this stuff back all carved up like Stu heard it.

    So I add the drums and mix it.

    It's great fun ... but wow ... totally unexpected results.

    I DO have control over EQ on the vocal tracks ... and I get what you're saying. I don't, though, have control over the effects.

    I was in love w/ a new Waves plug I'd bought on sale when I sent the original to Stu ... so I must live with that decision.

    Thanks for your comments!
  4. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I think you certainly are onto a PF kinda vibe here - if I were mixing and going for the Floyd vibe, I would add a nice hall or plate verb to the lead vocal - a'la Gilmour on Us and Them. Also, a subtle B3 pad on this might be nice, too.

    I am hearing something a bit "off" on the LV, although I can't put my finger on it - could be a short reflection of some kind is muddying up some of the definition of the vocal... just a guess, maybe the room you tracked in?
  5. pcrecord

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

    Very nice song, great ambiance. The mix could be more polished but could become boring, I like it like that.. ;)
  6. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

    Great thoughts! I adore the idea about adding the B3 ... and I will do so. I'll also wet the vocal a little bit more w/ reverb. Thanks Donny!
  7. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Active Member

    Thanks PC! It's always a fine line. :D

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