(audio) Coming back - need second pair of ears !

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  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember if I ever posted one of my song here..
    I haven't writen many over the years, but I had a week of vacation with not much more to do so here's one.

    I'd just like some opinion, is it worth publishing, any mistakes in the mix or master ?

    Thanks !

     

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  2. Kurt Foster

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    awesome Marco. good job.
     
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  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kurt ! Nothing sounded out of place to you ?

    Marco ;)
     
  4. Kurt Foster

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    it sounds good to me. sorry about calling you Kyle. for some reason i thought he posted this. my baaaaaaad!
     
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  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kurt !
    (no harm done ;) )
     
  6. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Good work. My two thoughts were that the sidestick comes in with a pretty strong velocity/attack, maybe a softer attack might fit a bit better. And id also experiment with some vocal effx, and some ear candy type effects and backups.
     
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  7. Link555

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    Sounds great on my system. The snare cuts nicely, and the bass is well defined. I want to hear a big more bottom on the kick. It could use some background vocals!
     
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  8. Boswell

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    It's very good, Marco. If I didn't know you and your talents, I might have said "Ahh, mixed by a drummer!", but it works well!
     
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  9. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    THanks for all the suggestions.

    @Boswell : writen, performed, recorded and mixed by a Drummer.. yes !! ;)
     
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  10. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    I finally had time to work on the song a bit more..
    I hope I'm going in the right direction.. please let me know !

     

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  11. kevinwhitect

    kevinwhitect Kev Active Member

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    Hey bud!

    My one comment in the first file was that it was hit a little hard w/ the limiter and was pressed a bit loud up against the sonic wall of glass. It had a lot of limiting sheen to it.

    You obviously came to a similar conclusion, because the second mix breathed a LOT more.

    Well done, you are done.

    :D
     
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  12. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kevin !
     
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    The second take was much better! The inter-harmonics of the tails on the drums were in much better control. Great writing. Great playing! (insert droll comment about "for a drummer") LOLOL
     
  14. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Thanks !
     
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    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm near the final version..
    redone the drums and acoustic guitar, remixed...
    Let me know ;)

     

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    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

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    That's really good, Marco - it's a huge improvement on the first version.

    You might want to check the very low end again (below 70Hz). My sub was working overtime dealing with components in that range.
     
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  17. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip.. I'll check that right away !
     
  18. Makzimia

    Makzimia The Minstrel Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good for a drummer ;). Nice mix Marco. Good song.
     
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  19. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    @Boswell , let me know if this is better..
    I did lower the threshold on the lower freq on the multiband comp.. Change the master EQ very slightly...

     

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  20. audiokid

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    Nice work, Marco. I can tell you would mix your vocals a bit louder (dominant) if it wasn't you singing. Interesting how we all seem to mix our own voice tracks with less dominance (hoping that makes sense).
    Being said ... I would add a touch of 1/4 beat echo and a bit a reverb on your voice and turn it up/ possibly compress a bit more too. Make it more present using filters via side chain maybe. ( just a hunch)
    I feel the background guitars are a bit too big when vocals are in. I feel your voice should be sitting in there instead (at least during the vocal parts).
    Possible solution for me would HPF guitars so it made more (pocket) room for your vox tracks. Samplitude has a great side chain hfp/comp that might be interesting.

    Never the less, well done... Reminds me or I should say, I’d mix it like Green Day .(y)
     
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