Latest mix, please offer criticism

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Stephen Hubbard, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Stephen Hubbard

    Stephen Hubbard Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    North Carolina
    Hi all, this is my first post to this forum and I would like to share with you a project I've been working on for a little while now. It's my own music, recorded here at my house. I think that I've managed to get a decent mix with what I have, but I am asking advice, opinions, what should change, what shouldn't. Regardless, please be honest and unabashed lol. I like criticism as it is the only way to grow.

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  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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    The guitars sound great, vocal could have more a bit more reverb but it's ok.
    The drum is a bit burried and the cymbals have a kind of twirling phasy sound, some may think you have cheap converter but I guess you are using a VSTi so it maybe the choice of samples. Anyway, It could be more convincing.
    The whole mix is a over compressed but it may only be that the attack is a bit too fast.

    You are not far from a great mix/master. Good job !
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  3. Jathon Delsy

    Jathon Delsy Active Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    London England
    This sounds great, straight in with a heavy rich sound, full and resonant, bass is strong without being muddy, top is clear and detailed without being thin or tinny, except the cymbals which sound a bit cheap and thin. The rhythm guitars sound awesome. The vocal is great, with the requisite creature form the deep attitude. The added spoken voice works well. The lead guitars sound slightly artificial, but still pretty good.
    Overall this is really good, not quite professional standard, but perfect for a demo. Also, your performances and vocal and composition and arrangements are all consummate, quite excellent for one person. Some serious raw talent here. I think that the only way you're going to improve the recording quality is to work an a professional studio with a professional engineer. For a home recording this is as good as it gets.
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