Need Help with Mixing/Rec!

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by carrybarrylarry, May 19, 2013.

  1. carrybarrylarry

    carrybarrylarry Active Member

    Heya! Noobie in need of help!

    Im on the journey of learning mixing and recording in my homestudio and need alot tip and tricks to improve :)
    The demo iv recorded is a cover of Up All Night by Blink 182.
    The demo was recorded in Cubase 7, with Focusrite saffire liquid 56 and two Focusrite Octopre mkii. The drums (4 pices set) is close miced with SM57 top and bottom, with two akg c1000 as overheads. The guitar is recorded through guitar rig 5 pro and bass recorded via mic se4400a and line in. The vocals are recorded on mxl v69m.

    The mix is mostly based on presets and original VSTs from Cubase 7.

    Here is the mix and its sound like crap having hard time getting right :(
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    Up all night demo mix by carrybarrylarry on SoundCloud - Hear the world

    and here is the original

    So what can you here that's really wrong ?
    and can you give me tips and tricks that can make it better would be much appreciated!! :D
    If you have any vidds or forums you really learned from link em !

    Thanks for the help! :D
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I do not have a SoundCloud site so I cannot hear this track without signing up. It would be easier for others if you used or that we do not have to sign up for just to help you.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Valiant effort but she's pretty muffled sounding. There are a lot of problems with the entire mix, not just one track but all of them. It sounds like you've over EQ'd everything. I would start from scratch and remix this with less of everything.
  4. carrybarrylarry

    carrybarrylarry Active Member

    Hey thanks for the advice! i will keep on trying and researching to get it better and post it again to see my improvement :D
  5. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    if you post it on soundcloud...same thing applies :)
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i find d/b to be a huge hassle. soundcloud works much easier and it a whiz to sign up on. d/b works better for large files but s/c is simpler and faster for one song d/ls.
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I find another sign up out of the tens and twenty different ones that I already have to be a hassle...but what ever right?

    I am always thinking that a WAV file is coming so I appreciate the clarity of that and the fact that the site doesn't interpret your music for you as it streams out.

    Maybe I am just old and like clear un squashed music?

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