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    I love the guitar on the left. Great tone. Nice playing.

    Vocal was nice and clear. It was just a bit harsh. A bit too much reverb on it - seemed like more reverb on it than the other tracks.

    Synth was nice, but not my musical thing.

    Drums sounded good. Especially the overheads. Snare was a bit far back and had a bit too much reverb.

    My only big complaint was the bass. It was muddy and rumbly and loud and didn't fit the song. Seemed over processed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    I love the guitar on the left. Great tone. Nice playing.

    Vocal was nice and clear. It was just a bit harsh. A bit too much reverb on it - seemed like more reverb on it than the other tracks.

    Synth was nice, but not my musical thing.

    Drums sounded good. Especially the overheads. Snare was a bit far back and had a bit too much reverb.

    My only big complaint was the bass. It was muddy and rumbly and loud and didn't fit the song. Seemed over processed.
    The weird of that is that I tested it on multiple systems, and the bass seemed to hold together. As you so know, bass is the toughest freq range to control -- and when one is doing a reggae song, it is kind of the central instrument to said type music.

    But you know I trust your ears. If you say muddy and rumbly -- then I need to go back and look at that. I actually, originally, had the OH mics WAY down ... but brought them up to bring the high end more into balance. Everything else was kind of clearer w/o them ... but the sparkle was lacking.

    I will never talk to you about synths ... because ... well ... I know how you feel about that shit.

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    Ha on the synth stuff.

    I'm surprised about the bass. It's not a typical bass sound from you. Honestly I really didn't like it. Usually your bass sound is tight, level, and solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    Ha on the synth stuff.

    I'm surprised about the bass. It's not a typical bass sound from you. Honestly I really didn't like it. Usually your bass sound is tight, level, and solid.
    I've got a Waves Maxxbass plug on it ... which may be the root cause of it going a little "fuzzy". Even though I've panned it center VHS thought it leaned right -- so there may be something I'm missing on my system.

    This is why I always check here. The extra ears are critical to get input from.
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    I thought the bass was ok, except during the synth solo section, it did seem muddy there. Snare could come up in the mix just a bit, and a little less reverb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
    I thought the bass was ok, except during the synth solo section, it did seem muddy there. Snare could come up in the mix just a bit, and a little less reverb.
    Got buried and just got back -- thanks for the thoughts, Mike! I really to need to "de-fog" the bass.
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    Cool tune kdub!.
    great arrangement. I love the 60's fuzzy lead guitar and that trippy echo part during the main solo. The only nit I have is that the vocal has some kind of effects artifacts in it. May be compression or a boxy sounding reverb or a combination of both. I can't really put my finger on exactly what it is but I'm hearing it.
    Sorry I couldn't be more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimistone View Post
    Cool tune kdub!.
    great arrangement. I love the 60's fuzzy lead guitar and that trippy echo part during the main solo. The only nit I have is that the vocal has some kind of effects artifacts in it. May be compression or a boxy sounding reverb or a combination of both. I can't really put my finger on exactly what it is but I'm hearing it.
    Sorry I couldn't be more specific.
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    It's a doubling plug, Jimi. When used too much, it hollows out the sound ... and if you're hearing that, I've taken it a little too deep. Thanks for the notice, and the comments!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-dub View Post
    It's a doubling plug, Jimi. When used too much, it hollows out the sound ... and if you're hearing that, I've taken it a little too deep. Thanks for the notice, and the comments!!
    ok...
    I started to say it sounded kind of like phase issues from a doubled vocal. But usually on a doubled vocal the phrasing isn't exact and a word or two will spill over. It's not real bad, backing off a hair should fix it
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    I would remove some low-end from that snare.

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