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audio new song , can you check mix

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by Smashh, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Smashh

    Smashh Active Member

    Hi all ., Been working on some of our songs for an ep . Can you please have a listen and tell me
    what you think . What is it that detracts from the listening. ?
    I can't retrack anything ,and I've got a couple of days left so I can do slight eq adjustments .
    I picked this track because its got the most tracks , and maybe the others will be easier ,
    Im also going to follow the same workflow in this track for the others ,


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  2. pcrecord

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

    Well the whole mix doesn't have HF except from the vocals.. It makes the vocal and music very seperated from each other.
    I'm surprise you do not hear that Smashh
  3. Smashh

    Smashh Active Member

    thanks Marco , I got lost there , I adjusted the eq and give it another whirl .
    On first listen to this mix I want to do something with the bv s but not sure what,
    They sound little too thick from here . What do you think?

    If yo boost the tops , how much ,to make sound right on your monitors .
    Around what frequency and Q works on your end,
    I feel like the balance is pretty good here but I now need to boost the highs..
    I don't think the monitoring is good enough here , got the ear pods and the aura tones
    and Im not certain about the presence vs clarity vs air ?

    Ok just did experiment and for me a boost around 3.5 ks sounds alright here

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  4. DogsoverLava

    DogsoverLava Active Member

    I understand what PC was talking about in that first mix - it became particularly evident at the midpoint vocal. This new mix puts Juanita back in with the band. This mix to me is very round, like a slightly muted muscle shoals mix - a little bit woman tone on the guitar - like the whole mix has had just a slight tone knob rollback. I really like the keyboards but that might be an area where you can add some more highs if you want a little more punch and less warmth. But there's something very attractive about the warmth here. I played around with this and mixed in a pretty gentle 2.2db peak around 1150 that started at 500 and finished at 3K then added a nice little climbing tail starting around 4.5K and then A/B's this with Aretha's Muscle shoals recordings and it compares favorably on my system with the additional EQ tweaks (And of course Juanita is amazing) - I did also start tailing off the bass at 100 to about 40

    If you do want brighter I'd check out Herbie Handcock's Chameleon, & Stevie Wonder's Maybe Your Baby. Rufus covered Maybe Your baby as well so you can hear some of the same instrumentation with Chaka Khan - the Rufus mix is warmer than Stevie's and closer to yours but still has a little more brightness.

    I really like the track.
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  5. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    Here is a quick little cheat sheet Smashh

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  6. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    FWIW I dropped it into Studio One and using a Waves Scheps 73 plug-in added 10 db boost at 10k and and a 5 db boost at 12k and it gave it a little sparkle...YMMV.;)
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  7. Smashh

    Smashh Active Member

    Thanks Robert and Sean ,

    I appreciate your input guys, and will give the eq on the master bus a tweak in those areas.
    Atm Im going round another 5 tracks trying to limit myself to half hour on each , then moving to the next one, getting them to a similar balance before listening on a friends stereo etc .
    From past experience , I can handle listening to my mix wanting something more , than
    listening to it overdone on the eq , ( cringing moments ...lol )

    Love the chart btw , its great being able to get your insight here .
    Cheers (y)
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