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    First song for a long time

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    Enough Said - http://www.nowhereradio.com/blameyourelf/singles

    I used to post stuff on this board a couple of years ago when I first started out recording, and after a lengthy abscence to finish a degree I've had all summer to write and record. I've recorded most of the tracks for about 8 songs and today I finally got down to mixing.

    'Enough Said' is the first attempt. The volume is pretty low, I tried using a compression/mastering plugin (endorphin) to bring the volume up but it was distoring it too much so i decided to leave it. It definitely sounds a lot better than any of my previous efforts (which are thankfully not available on the web anymore since ampcast started charging a lot more than i wanted to pay!) and my songwriting has probably improved a lot...

    Anyway, I'd like to hear what you think of the mix, you guys taught me a lot of what I know in that respect! Cubase wouldn't let me do fade ins/outs etc on the individual tracks for some reason (?) so it's a bit rough around the edges.

    Cheers

    Jamie
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    PS My brother played the lead guitar part.

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    cool arrangement. Nice tune and singing. The drums were a little to out front and shadowing the the rythymic instruments a bit. When the crunch guitar came in somewhere around 2:00 the vocals started losing some definition. Guitar maybe a little hot or vocals needs coming up. The drums sat back a little better after that and didn`t dominate the ryhtym so much. Bass could be a tad brighter and punchier. Overall pretty good.
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    Thanks toki, I see what you mean, definitely muddiness when everything kicks. I'll have a play around with it today and see if can fix it!

    Jamie

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    Ok, I've changed the levels of the drums, guitars and vocals. Also played about with the bass and vocal eq. Hopefully should have tightened it up a bit?

    Jamie

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    Nice track!

    The vocals could still use a bit more presence. Maybe a 2db boost in the 4Khz range?

    Nice warm sound overall though!

    Cheers!

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    Thanks Ghost, I'm still in the process of getting the feel for eq so your suggestion is appreciated! Glad you liked it.

    Jamie

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