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    Heavier tune for your expertise

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    This gave me a lot of problems as this is the first heavy tune I tried on my recorder. Had a lot of trouble getting the vocals out front but I think I fixed it wth a little help from chorus doubling and double tracking parts. Any advice on mixing this kind of composition would be helpful.

    Its on the following page and called Shadow of a Doubt.

    http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/...d=2716&alid=-1

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    Hi ashulman.

    I'm listening right now. I think the guitar is way low in the mix. In the intro like that it should be treated like a lead vocal line and the rest should be balanced around that being up front. Its to low all around, even in the solo.

    The vocals need to come up too. The beginning of the second verse is real hard to understand. Sometimes when you know the song well you mix the vocals low and you can pick out every word but only because you know them all.

    Nice beefy bottom sounds. Nice song too!

    Joe

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    Vocals I can hear pretty well, but that lead guitar is buried.


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    Those cymbals are taking away from the mix right out of the gate.The ride cymbal,open hat(or whatever that is that's pounding away)should be panned off to one side instead of coming out of both sides.It should be turned down a little too.It's overbearing and harsh the way it is.

    The rhythm guitar should be doubled(played twice,not copied pasted or duped)then pan them hard right and left.

    The muted guitar stuff should have more definition and a little more volume.The solo needs to come up.It sounds like it's the same guitar thats playing the muted stuff.I can hear it in both speakers but it doesnt sound doubled.If it's not doubled and you have it in stereo it'll just cause problems with making the mix sound muddy.

    The drums almost have no defintion.The snare needs some pop to it and the kick needs to be less boomier.

    The vocals are good and on pitch all the way through as far as I can tell.You might wanna bring the vocals up just a little too.


    Conclusion:
    The whole mix is just a muddy wash of sound right now because there is no use of panning going on and most everything is fighting for the same sonic space.(If there is any extreme panning going on I cant hear it.)
    Im sure some others will come along with some EQ ideas to help you bring the instruments out in the mix.

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    I like roomy drum sounds, but this sounds like it was recorded in a huge room with one mic- 50' back. Drums need more definition & punch.

    I don't dig all the FX on the vocal. A little is cool, but IMO if you notice it right away it's too much. Lose the FX and gain some confidence in your voice.

    Guitars a little harsh, but that might be what your going for. I would back off the gain a bit myself.

    Cool catchy power-pop. Very Wheezer-ish.

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    I'm listening but it's rebuffering so much I have to wait 'till I have time to download it before I can critique it so as I said earlier......stay up 'till 4:00 in the morning and watch for my post.

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    This feedback makes all that carping about newbies earlier worthwhile! This was extremely helpful. As I mentioned I am having trouble with this so I'll try some of the suggestions. The drums are tricky because they are programmed but I might try EQ or just change the drumset and see what happens. I thought I did OK on the panning but apparently not and I see your point. Back to the drawing board.

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    Work harder on getting good sounds dry and adding effects like salt...too much is a bad thing.

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    Nice Song, Needs a remix

    Cool song, not really my style but if you remixed it bringing down the cymbals, uping the bass drum, maybe guitars a touch, and adding a little more crispness in the vocals that would make it lots better. And jack the lead intro up as was earlier stated. I might even take alittle of the lows out of the voice. Nice song just needs a little remixing.
    WHAT AM I DOING?

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    Like the Beef guys said, good tune, good picking, just needs some remixing and some spatial organization. And bring those vocals up, we dont know the words, you do, sing to us loud.
    This is just a humble suggestion here... Have you tried taking everything down and working with just the bass and drums and then add 1 track back at the time till you get it built like you want? I`m slow and dumb so I have to do mine that way and it helps me a little.
    Ken
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