Comment my mix please.

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jeronimo

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Hello guys, I've posted this song a looong time ago, but I only finished it a couple of days ago... and it's on [="http://www.mp3.com/dive"]mp3.com[/] right now. Thanks for any replies!!
 
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dongrocker

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Sounds great. The only advice I could give would involve picking nits. BTW - your guitar tone is king dick.

Here's the nitpicking (really minor:)

Intervention:

Close to the beginning, after some cool guitar wank, a split second before the drums come in, you can hear the channels open (ambient room noise) and it's really distracting. It might even be better to just leave the drum channels open and live with the noise. Or find a gradual increase before the drum explosion. I know this is easier said than done and you've probably already spent a lot of time on this particular spot, but trust me, it's really distracting.

there's a digital pop after "with every breath I breathe."

vocals are the perfect level during the verses, but need to be a bit louder during the choruses. his singing is perfectly in tune but it sounds like you're trying to hide it.

do something with the hanging cymbal at the end.

i'd turn up the snare just a tad, too.

Dive:

powerful. it makes me want to kill. I wouldn't change anything except maybe the impossibly fast double triggered bass drum which only happens in a couple of spots - It's too fast to be a real bass drum. the song might be better served by single powerful kicks, rather than the rat-a-tat which sounds drum-machiney. Consider that I'm listening through headphones so that might be the problem. It might sound huge through real speakers. So you might want to disregard this comment if it sounds cool through most other systems.

Overall, great stuff!

KD
 
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jeronimo

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Hey KD,

Thank you very much for your reply man! It was complete and you know what you're talking about.
I have one thing to observe. The double kick on dive is real... it's me... seriously... I just sampled the kick, but the real track was recorded live but it sounded like crap, so I soundreplaced it!
Thanks.
 
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dongrocker

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Wow, you actually played that??!!?? My hats off to you. You must have a quadruple bass drum set up (just kidding...)

KD
 
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jeronimo

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:)
Well, if you pay attention, you can even hear a couple of sloppy notes on the begining and the ending of the part :(
 

dpaton

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Apr 11, 2002
I wasn't all that suprised, but then again my sister plays over 900 hits in a minute with her double kick pedals, and she's only been playing a few years. The world record is about 1100 in a minute. check out [="http://www.drumometer.com/wfd.html"]WFD[/] for yourself :)

-dave
 
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Brainwash

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waffen huein...dude what are you talking about too fast to be a real bass drum? Want me to go out to my kit and play the same thing right now? Listen to any death metal or black metal and you will hear someone playing something like that for several minutes straight. sounds really good too me.
 
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jeronimo

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Well, I don't even think it's too fast... but for me it is :) !
I'm not a double kick drummer, check the other song and you'll see.
But thanks anyways...
 

planet red

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Jul 25, 2001
I listened to dive i think and id put a little more work into the drum sound. For songs like this i think the drums should be more consistant dynamically. Maybe try over compressing a mult on the whole set, and using a bus compressor on the drum sub. If you listen to a lot of stuff in this genre theres SO much compression on everything making it all really out front in the mix. Oh yeah and the snare needs some eq if i remember correctly. but anyways i have a girl that wants some attention.... so gotta go.
 
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