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audio Your thoughts on this mix ?

Discussion in 'Fix This MIX!' started by Mario-C., Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    here's a track I'm working on, I'm having trouble with the high end, on some systems sounds ok, on others it's a bit harsh, what do you think ? That's my band by the way

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    sounds good to me ... this is pretty cool even though i don't go for the whole sample loop midi instuments thing you have put it to good use .. i'd love to see you do it live with the band. the high end sounds fine to me.. maybe tell us more about the systems you are listening on?

    keep rockin' k.
  3. Toni Meister

    Toni Meister Guest

    That was simply fabulous recording and production! It sounded great on my Sennheiser headphones or it it sounded great on my KRK, RP-5's and I have no subwoofer. This was a grandiose production. Super great.

    I think if you put some English lyrics to this... it would likely make the American radio pop charts? It's that good. I loved it. It was deep, high energy, beautifully layered.

    Toni Meister
    Toni Meister Studio
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I'm going to be the opposite here and go against the majority so far. . I love the song and the variations of colors and electronics, keep that up! But it sounds squashed and thin to me. It could sound bigger. But at this point, its so cool anyway, why **** with it.
  5. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Thanks for listening guys,

    Kurt : I used NS-10Ms for the most part and a pair of wackies HR824 too, when i checked the mix using the typical el cheapo headphones that are intended for those ipods that's when I thought I went boost crazy with the high end, most of the mix was done at really late hours so I thought I might be going crazy :D speaking of live, this is a hard song to do with the band, the vocals and guitar parts are HARD enough separately, when I have to do both parts at the same time I'm in hell, when the verses come it such a relief :D

    Toni : Thank you very much for the kind words ! I really appreciate it, I do want to try some lyrics in english but the band already wants to kill me for taking so long to finish, over two years overall ...

    BT : Thanks for listening man, you're right on the squashed comment, it's my fault to be honest, I tracked the whole thing using only a drawmer 1960 mic pre that is kind of dark sounding and now that I listen to the whole mix I used too much compression at the recording stage, that thing really squashes your sound even if you're using two or 4 dbs of gain reduction, I gotta get something better asap, I also used a good old wackie 8 bus to mix, not the best setup but it's what I have at the moment so I did all I could to compensate ...

    Im doing a few changes on the mix, I'll be back ;)

    thanks again for your time guys.
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i wouldn't worry about English. Spanish radio is one of the biggest genres' in the States ... far bigger than any pop sector. perhaps the only thing bigger than Spanish radio / broadcasting might be Country. Spanish is also the most spoken language in the world.

    ns 10's should give you a mix that will sound good anywhere. perhaps you are being side tracked by the Mackies? i would just listen to them for a reference to the low end extension ... other than that, stick with the Yamaha's..

    ooooohhuu! that comp on the Drawmer is a mucho hugoid squisher ... use it with caution ... it has a huge sonic footprint to say the least. that considered, i think you have done a great job. maybe someday you can post a video of your band playing this. i would love to see you sweating it out ...

  7. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Thanks Kurt ! I did some tweaks and used the NS-10's for the most part, I think it improved a bit : http://audionautas.mx/post/47609857974/abismo-by-audionautas-music-by-mario-audionauta

    yeah, that drawmer preamp can really squash your sound if you're not careful, I've definitely learned my lesson, next time I'm not going to let compress more than a couple of dbs ...
  8. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    Good Song - Big wall of sound for sure - maybe try the Ping-Pong stereo effect on some of the elements (see Pensado's Place for a quick tutorial on that)

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