I have finally finished mixing my 'album', now I'm looking for feedback!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by hugohuijer, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. hugohuijer

    hugohuijer Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    Hey guys,

    So lately I have finally found some time again to record music, and I'm proud to say that I have finished recording 10 songs. I have already started recording these way back in 2013 (I was also posting here for feedback at that time lol, some things never change). I have been working on the same material ever since on and off, in between too much other non-music related stuff, but now I'm finally finished. I'm looking to get my mixes as good as possible.

    I have uploaded 3 tracks on soundcloud (HERE) which I feel are representative for the rest of the material.

    I record very dreamy, ambient, alternative rock music. Some of my biggest influences are Radiohead (ofcource), Andrew Bird, Pink Floyd, but also some more jazzy artists lately. Some people would call this music dull and boring, which is my main critique I guess. I can live with that. I'm mostly looking to get the audio quality to a level as high as possible. I know that I'm easy on the reverb/effects, which I will be looking to tone down a little before mastering these tracks. Also, I'm not big on compressing. I feel like especially this music needs to keep all its dynamic range in order to not become more boring.. Any other feedback is absolutely welcome and much appreciated!

    What I used for recording:
    DAW: Reaper
    Guitar & bass: Epiphone SG400, directly through line-in, I use Plug&Mix plug-ins for the effects. I absolutely love these VST's.
    Drums: Toontrack EZDrummer
    Vocals: Rode NT1A
    My budget is still not that big after all these years lol

    Thansk in advance!
  2. hugohuijer

    hugohuijer Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    By the way: I want to thank you guys on this forum and the entire internet, as you have learned me to record music this way and therefore grow an incredible passion for music. I can't believe how much fun it is to read back my old posts. I think a lot has changed since then, partially thanks to you!
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  3. nikak

    nikak Active Member

    Nov 27, 2017
    It is a good clear sounding recording. Your singing sounds good as well, let me guess u like john mayer? just a guess don't take offense. the things i think would make this better is your intros are too long even though i like TOOL songs that are 10 mins long that's not what you're going for i presume, the "spacey" sound is cool but theres too much or it is too ever-present and you've got to switch up your singing style a bit. All three song sound like they are sung in a kind of deep falsetto almost the entire time. I would have liked to have heard you get in a clear loud head voice for some of the choruses. I'm completely new to this forum and have only been recording music for a couple years, but I've definitely listened to a lot of it. I also play all my own instruments and sing and when i show people what i've made they tell me the same sh*t i just told you
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