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audio New Device - Indie rock mix critique

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by packrobottom, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

  2. transmothra

    transmothra Active Member

    Wish i had more critical feedback, but it honestly sounds great. The bass and kick fit together really well. Listening on AKG K-44 cans so i may not have the best setting, but i think everything really sits nicely together.
  3. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    thx transmothra
  4. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

  5. pcrecord

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

    You should post mp3 here to get more comments..

    Nice song !
    Too much effects of the vocals for my taste and some parts of the song have more weight on the right side.
    But hey, taste is very personal ;)
  6. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    Thx pcrecord. Vocals aren't dry like a lot of my songs but effects fit the mood of this song. which part are you referring to that's unbalanced?
    maybe :44-56 the distorted guitar riff?


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  7. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    Nice mix (y)
  8. pcrecord

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

    Packrobottom, as I said about the vocal, it a question of taste. You've got a Phil Colins sound going on and that's ok. It's just that to my taste it's exagerated in the intro and a bit too much in the rest of the song.

    As for unbalanced.. at 58 I kind of feel the electric guitar is more to the right. It may be a combinaison of volume and frequency content (less HF to the left sound).

    And yes at 44-56 the electric doesn't have the same ambiance and mood of the synth, it could be a bit more legato and have a bit more reverb.
    Again, my comments are not pointing obvious errors. I'm exposing my taste on some very minor aspect of the song.
    Have it your way if you don't share them ;)
  9. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    pcrecord good catch it is the hi hat that is adding a bit more weight to the right channel. I will fix it and post.
  10. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    still working but balance is better


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  11. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Not crazy about the delay/doubling on the lead vox, and I'd like to hear a bit more hi hat ( and not panned so hard).... but those are just personal taste things, and are not a reflection of the mix on the whole...

    You know how it goes... Ask five different cookers what they think, and you're likely to get 10 different opinions... LOL.

    I think it's a nice, solid mix. It's open, and breathes nicely; is not encumbered by over-compression, and has nice dynamics all the way around.

    Instruments and Vocals are well-performed - backing vox are too - nice harmonies, they are nice and tight, and are sitting in the mix just where I would have put them myself.

    The song is melodic, hooky, flows very well.

    Other than the above, I don't know what else to add. ;)


  12. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    Thx Donny I will re visit the vocal chain.
  13. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Well, hold on now...
    Remember, my comments were only opinion; I was only telling you what I thought, and you shouldn't take my comments as a "must do" thing.
    You need to hold to YOUR vision of the song, and if you like the current vocal processing, then you shouldn't let me - or anyone else - persuade you into changing something you like.
    I've got no gold records hanging on my wall, I'm just an engineer like everyone else here; and far be it for me to tell you what you should do.
    Obviously, you liked the effect enough to use it and to keep it in the mix thus far; so you should stick to what YOU like.
    Opinions and feedback are good in that they can sometimes allow us to consider things we hadn't maybe considered before, but that doesn't mean you should do everything that is suggested. In fact, doing so can often result in chasing your tail, LOL, and detracting you from what you envisioned and like to hear yourself.
    It's your song, your mix. Do what pleases you. ;)

  14. iMacCartney

    iMacCartney Active Member

    Nice song, mix and performances. The vocal sound reminds me some old Alan Parson's.....? Real drummer?
  15. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    You may need to dampen the guitars a bit on the choruses, though I like the energy. Seems like the lead vocals could use a slight mid range cut, and a small hi shelf boost at 3.5K. Automation might be in order for some instrumentation to share space. Also, you could drop the lead vox double a dB or two.
    90% of this mix is good, and a fun song.

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