Here is a Song Mix for Another Client - Hana Rain

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by CrazyLuke, Jul 12, 2014.

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  1. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    May 5, 2014

    Here is the first of 4 for a client's EP, who seems to tap into Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Alan Parson's Project for influences. Unfortunately, the band did not record using a click, so there is some disjointed syncopation of playing, but this is just a demo. Please let me have feedback on this mix.
    Also, the drums are just kick and shaker, so please don't tell me to bring up the snare (lol)
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Nov 25, 2012
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    I cam certainly hear the BB influence here, and you've done a very nice job of treating the vox as such with your choice of verb and EQ. This sounds very close to what you would hear on Smile.
    The lead singer actually sounds quite a bit like Brian Wilson when he is singing in a normal register.

    The guitar at the intro - and throughout the song - is out of tune - actually it sounds like it's an intonation issue (I don't know if this is a uke or a nylon string classical), and yeah, the parts aren't really locked down rhythmically, but none of that is your fault...although you might be able to tighten things up a bit through some trim/slip editing.

    I think that there may be a bit too much top end on the string patch, it's a bit synthy sounding to begin with, and with the upper end as it is now, it makes it sound even more synthy, so you might consider attenuating around 4-6k on that track to lessen that synthy-sounding "grit".

    Other than that, nice job. It's a nice song, too.
  3. CrazyLuke

    CrazyLuke Active Member

    May 5, 2014
    Thanks, Donny for your FB. I talked to the songwriter, and we agreed that we need to retrack these songs with better musicians. I'm going to treat these 4 songs (three more to be posted soon) as references mixes for instrumentation and arrangement ideas. I'm probably going to have my pro drummer come in, then track all instruments myself, except uke.

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