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I've been recording and mixing my band's album for a while now, in between booked studio time, and i'm almost finished, but I'd like to hear your opinions on the mix, here's a sample...

http://www.rockdeaqui.com/Reflejo.mp3

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Pro Audio Guest Sun, 11/12/2006 - 20:05
First of all - I really like the kind of music you're doing here. Sounds fresh.
Overall , the balance of everything and the sounds come across quite good on my monitors.

The two things that jumped out at me right away:

1) The mix is VERY loud. This song just begs for dynamics and it seems to hit 100% volume from the get-go and never let up. This is a great song, and I would have like to have heard the loudness maximizer backed off a bit.

2) About 25% of the way through the song, I was hearing the vocals doing the auto-tune stair-case. Maybe I'm just hearing things, but it came across fairly pronounced to me.

More dynamics and this song would just rock for me. Great job.

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Pro Audio Guest Mon, 11/13/2006 - 09:03
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I'm totally aware of the dynamics issue, but really if I don't master the song this loud, the people in radio stations don't like it and won't play it
:? it sucks no one understands dynamics. This is a premaster, I sort of noticed the drums a bit lost sometimes, the toms mostly and the kick drum a bit, just a bit that's something I have to work on before we release the album, I'd love your opinions on the guitar's sound though :D

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Pro Audio Guest Mon, 11/13/2006 - 10:25
I liked the guitar sound. It sat well in the mix and sounded balanced.

As far as loud - there is loud and then there is a point where there is so much average power everything sounds flat and monotonous and takes the true energy of the song away. I don't think it needs to be a quiet mix by any means, but could stand to be backed off a bit is all to let things breath a bit.

Anyway, you wanted opinions. That's my opinion.

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mark_van_j Wed, 11/15/2006 - 12:00
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Cosme wrote: I'm totally aware of the dynamics issue, but really if I don't master the song this loud, the people in radio stations don't like it and won't play it

Just do 2 masters. One that sounds good, and works for the song. (no 2-bus compression. Straight to mastering engineer) and another one for radio stations. (prefferable have the mastering engineer maximize it. They usually have better gear to make stuff loud)
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