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audio New mix - Radio Love

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by Makzimia, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Greetings all,

    Next job I wanted to do was remix the song Leigh and I wrote in 1998. Radio Love was recorded along with Eric Heydock on bass guitar and Ritzy members Peter Hughes and Mick Carroll on backing vocals. Also Eric's drummer at the time Mike Copson. Me on keys, guitars and lead vocals.

    Again, all comments good or bad welcome. Needless to say, get any parts redone by above mentioned chaps, not doable :).



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  2. pcrecord

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

    Good song Makzimia, thanks for posting.

    I'd like to hear more bassdrum, (more presence) and check the timing of the BD with the Bass. (might be ok but I can't hear it well)
    And the percusive side of the keyboard is a bit agressive, maybe a bit of fast compression could tame the transients and make the tone be heard more.
    For the vocal, I think the doubling is a bit too obvious, you have a nice voice, there is no need to hide it with tricks. There is someting wrong happening with the vocal at 1:26 and 3:14. When you keep that long note, there is some chord changes and I feel the note doesn't work all the way.

    Also, you seem to have a lot of ambiance and reverb going on and a lot of compression on the whole mix.
    This might be what you are looking for but, just keep in mind that compression kills transients and nuances and emphase reverbs quite a lot.
    It often seems like I don't have enough reverb in the mix but at mastering I can hear quite a lot of it.

    I hope it helps !
  3. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Thanks Marco,

    The demon I deal with inconsistency. Some of what you mention I can deal with, others I can't. Drummer was recorded into a 8 channel mixer, back in 1999, then down to stereo into the Roland vs1880. I'll certainly strip everything back again (comp etc) and try though.


  4. pcrecord

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

    If you don't have acces to the drums seperate tracks, you could apply a multiband Compressor and/or Dynamic EQ to put some life back to it.
    I can't remember the name but there was a plugin or software that could detect drum parts and you could mix the different instruments in it even if they were all on a stereo track.. I'll check if I can find it again ;)
  5. pcrecord

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

    Ah ! I got it : http://www.soundradix.com/products/drum-leveler
    if it's of any help ;)
  6. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Thanks Marco. I stripped everything back as I said I would. I do have tools to do what drum-leveler does. I just found that I have too much effort to put in to fix other issues too. The bad vocal you hear is actually the backing vocal out a bit and because of the mush I buried everything in, it makes it all seem off. I can't fix that, without doing my own backing. Eric's bass is difficult to deal with as the take wasn't the best either. Overall, looking at this, and other stuff I did a decade and a bit ago. It's just not worth the effort to remix. I was just seeing if my new tools were worth fixing old stuff with, to see if I could. I am really not interested in "fixing it in the mix". GIGO badly.

    I am going to do as my wife is telling me. Walk away from them and do the new songs that need recording :).
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