critique jazz live recording, mix critique

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  1. tonymarachella

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  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

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    I don't engineer a lot of jazz but I listen to quite a bit.

    For the most part it sounds great, but there's a substantial excess in a certain part of the low frequencies. Because the rest is quite good I would tend to trust your aesthetics but blame the monitoring environment. I bet the room you're mixing in has a LF null where you sit, so you compensate by adding too much in that particular frequency. Without downloading the track and putting it in my DAW I can't get too specific, but it sounds like about 50Hz.
     
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  3. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I captured a short piece of one song and put it in my DAW. The center of the range that seems to be too loud is 75Hz. I did a 1.3 octave wide 12dB cut at that frequency and things got better.
     
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  4. tonymarachella

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    many thanks.
    in these hours, listening carefully in other audio systems, I noticed the error, I believe due to a sum between double bass and kik, I will check.
     
  5. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

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    What I heard had nothing to do with bass and kick happening at the same time.
     
  6. paulears

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    For some tastes, it's a bit bass heavy, but the bass is quite well controlled I thought. Doesn't get farty. For me the reverb on the drums was a bit too much, but again, that's preference. The thing that dod get me was probably out of your control and was tuning on the piano - quite awkward in some places. I liked it. I am, of course a double bass player, so my view on how loud they should be in the mix is probably unreliable.
     
  7. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

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    I just readjusted my subwoofer. It had been turned up a bit, probably by some housecleaning activity. With it back to normal I now hear only a small excess of bass, really only a matter of personal preference. The track sounds fine.
     
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    Link is not working for me - is it still valid?
     
  9. paulears

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    The link works fine for me?
     

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