please critique this recording for me.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by TotallySuite, Jan 12, 2005.

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  1. TotallySuite

    TotallySuite Guest

    I am 21 years old, but I have been recording since about the age of 16. I'm interested in some professional feed-back on some recordings I have done. Please visit and listen to the mp3 version of SNAFU #2 and let me know what you think of the recording. Here is a list of what I used:

    IN: M-Audio Delta1010 (only set to 48khz, but 24 bit), Sonar 3.0 Producer Edition, old Studio Master board w/4 mono outs, behringer t-1953, m-audio tampa, Apex 420 condenser microphone, and an EV copy of an SM57.

    After Tracking: Timeworks Compressor, Lexicon Pantheon reverb, and basic Waves plug-ins.
  2. pak420

    pak420 Active Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Portland, OR
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    It is hard to tell with an MP3 exactly what the original mix was like. Still, the playing sounds solid and the vocalist sounds strong.

    If the original mix sounds like what I hear from your link, I would recommend re-mixing and bring back some of the mids. The guitars are thin, almost harsh sounding in the 3-4kHz range. I can hear the drums, but they should be more prominent in the mix, especially the snare. The vocal also needs to be further forward.

    Try to get the mix sounding right without running the whole thing through the compressor at the end. That should be left for a mastering engineer. Use compression judiciously on individual instruments where needed. Work out the tones so that the instruments have a place in the mix, not just so that they sound good when solo'd.

    Work those things out and I think you'll have a fine sounding mix.
  3. TotallySuite

    TotallySuite Guest

    Thanks. Pak420, you are from Portland, OR? I am from Vancouver, WA. That's pretty sweeet.

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