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    Indie folk rock - "Standard Protocol"

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    Hey everyone, I'd love some ears and opinions on this one. This is mix 1, and I'm pretty sure I have some revisions to make, but I just wanted to hear the consensus from some objective folks.

    I'm really wanting opinions on the mix, but anything (comments on writing, performance, etc.) is of course appreciated.

    Thanks much!
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    Great! I like you song...

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    I wish the drumkit overall had some more presence and crispness to it. Right now it's a "blob" there in the back. A shelf/exciter might be all it takes :-)
    Feel free to give me some comments on my latest attempt at mixing: http://homerecording.com/bbs/general...2/#post4434028

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    Chuku: Thanks very much!

    Invoid: Thanks for the comments. I agree I'd like the kit to have a bit more presence. The only thing is that I recorded this on analog 8-track, and so I had to bounce things in the process. As it is now, the drums, bass, and main acoustic guitar are all on tracks 1 and 2. So whatever I do to the top end on the drums will also affect the guitar. But I'll give it a shot and see if I can liven it up a bit without making the acoustic too shrill.
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    I feel like the whole mix is a little bright overall.

    Maybe your "all-the-instruments" bus needs a little more low-end? Or something to tame those cymbals a little.

    I like the synth when that kicks in. You've got a lot of cool little things happening throughout, but they largely get buried in cymbal wash.

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    I really like the singer's voice. Vocal tone is nice. Reminds me of Chris Collingwood from Fountains of Wayne.

    The mix is missing low end. The guitars sound like they're had their low end rolled off up to like 200hz or so.

    The bass is very low in the mix and doesn't have much low end.

    Drums are pretty far back in the mix. I can barely hear a kick.

    There are lots of little musical embellishments going on throughout the tune. Too many IMO.

    I like the song. It could develop into something nice.

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    Agree with most of what's been said (including the value of the song. It's very good!).
    Only one thing to add. The guitar on the right (although exceptional) is a bit loud. 2-3dB, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by famous beagle View Post
    Hey everyone, I'd love some ears and opinions on this one. This is mix 1, and I'm pretty sure I have some revisions to make, but I just wanted to hear the consensus from some objective folks.

    I'm really wanting opinions on the mix, but anything (comments on writing, performance, etc.) is of course appreciated.

    Thanks much!
    The production is excellent.

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    Thanks for all the comments, y'all! Some interesting (and slightly varying, at time) opinions, indeed. I haven't listened to it in two days, and I think I'm going to take at least one more day off before I have at it again.
    famous beagle

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    Very good over all. Clear mix, good instrument separation. Great vocals. Very Tom Petty-ish song.

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