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    Comments appreciated.........I hope.

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    If anyone has the inclination to listen to "Butterfly Ride" and pass comment it would be appreciated.

    http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/...d=2061&alid=-1


    Any comments about the drums were probably covered some time ago in the thread for "Leaving Today".......http://www.homerecording.com/bbs/sho..............the drummer used V-Drums (unfortunately).



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    Could you enable downloads? Streaming at nowhere...well, blah blah. Thanks!

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    Slack,

    Try it now .

    BTW, I don't know how the songs will translate through Mp3, but let me know if they would be suitable for the comp CD.

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    First of all, there are no quality requirements for the comp cd. You heard the first one, several low quality songs on there! Hell, my song on there was by and far the worst...ugh! Don't worry about it.

    On to your mix...I'm just on headphones at the moment so keep that in mind.

    I really like the thin acoustic in the left channel a lot, and the electric sounds are really nice (especially the harmonic part). Good guitars all around!!!

    The mix overall is very clear, but also very thin. Lots of top and not much bottom. When it "kicks in", it's just not very powerful.

    The vocals IMO sound really good but they are up kinda loud against the mix....this results in a sort of kareokee sound...like a singer singing to some "background music." They're also very dry...mixing them back might take care of this, but if not some reverb might be in order.

    The drums I dislike in general. The snare sounds like it's in a different room, and the hat is louder than everything. The kick isn't very audible (again the low end). The toms are hard to hear and kind of sound like the snare

    Good performances and for the most part good sounds...the mix could just have a lot more meat in my opinion!

    Good work, and yeah, this would be JUST GREAT for the comp cd! Seriously!

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    Slack,

    Thanks for the response......much appreciated.

    Mixing was done on Tannoy Reveals, but also checked on NS-10M's and another system with someone else's ears. The comments I got on the last song I posted showed just how much the listening environment and speakers can affect peoples' perception of a mix.


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    The song it's self was good. well played & well written. However, like slack said, it lacks low end. turn up the drums (esp./ the kick and snare) And maybe turn the vocal down a little; it seems like the your vocals are in my face and the music is 20 feet behide you. basicely, the mix is good, just not enough volume.


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    I like the song. Very well done. All it really needs is the mix tweeked as already suggested. I liked the gtr sounds you got. Very nice. Your vocals are also very good. I want to hear this remixed. Its definantly worth it.
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    Zeke and Myx,

    This is interesting as you are hearing it way different to what I am, both here in our studio and (as I said before) elsewhere at another studio.

    I also had a couple of comments on another BBS, which are different again..........but I gather they were hearing things closer to the actual mix than you guys are.

    Definitely food for thought.




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    Listening again on my real system.

    I can definately hear the low end better, but it's still definately top heavy....in fact the kick drum is the only thing really putting out any effort at the bottom, and it's got a lot of thump and no definition. I also still think the vocals are too upfront, and maybe too dry...especially during the "heavy" parts, too much vocal not enough heavy. Still can't hear the snare drum at all.

    On the monitors here it doesn't sound as "off" as it does on small headphones....put some little headphones on once and it should become apparent what we're talking about.

    Don't get me wrong, this is a decent mix of some well-captured sounds. Songwriting and performance are both really good! But the mix isn't doing it justice...just in basic levels.

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    Cool Slack,

    The console is still set up for this track so I may have just one more play with it before moving on. For some reason, out of the five songs this one is the most demanding and difficult to mix and I had some reservations about it myself.............that was why I posted it.............to get some fresh ideas .


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