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    "Last Time" - are the vocals too loud?

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    Not sure if the vocals are a little loud, particularly the group vocals in the chorus.



    Please don't be too hard on my singing, ha ha

    josh

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    I didn't think they were too loud.

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    Vocal level is fine. They are slightly shouty in the chorus but not obnoxiously so. Pretty smooth tune

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    To me they're too loud.

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    The vocals seem to be a decent level.

    The nits that stick out to me is that some of your breaths are really loud, and I'm not a fan of the bass tone. That's a very slap-funk kind of bass line, but the tone is too smooth. Needs more snap to it.

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    Reading these lyrics, this is the most weenie narrator! "One time I smoked weed and turned gay!" "I love my wife, but she drives too fast!" Party harder, man!

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    I don't know why, but with the tone of that vocal and the little bit of funk feel right at the beginning, I keep wanting to hear it up a 5th or something. It's like I'm hearing that part is not the melody. And, not wanting to be hard on the singing (from the chair in my glass house), it's a little hard to pick out the pitches down there in your range, so maybe that's all it is.
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    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by VomitHatSteve View Post
    The vocals seem to be a decent level.

    The nits that stick out to me is that some of your breaths are really loud, and I'm not a fan of the bass tone. That's a very slap-funk kind of bass line, but the tone is too smooth. Needs more snap to it.

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    Reading these lyrics, this is the most weenie narrator! "One time I smoked weed and turned gay!" "I love my wife, but she drives too fast!" Party harder, man!
    - I know the lyrics make me sound like a real wuss.. ha ha itís just a made up story bro.. well some of it kind of happened...jk

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    Smooth, mix sounds good, verse vocals sound good. Group vocals in chorus do stick out to me as maybe too diffuse/?reverby, but not too loud. Consider clean/spatially separated harmony there.

    Also on the chorus might go with a rawer bass sound, but I like the bass sound elsewhere.

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    Vocal level is fine. Drums sound a bit too compressed.

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    If the vocal is too loud, it's by the smallest amount. If it were me, I'd nudge them down just a bit. But it'd be fine if you left the level where it is. You might want to ride the fader on it. The verses have don't have as much going on instrument-wise. So the vocals are out in front. But they sit pretty well in other spots.

    Overall, I thought it was a good mix.

    The background gang vocals are too loud.

    The lead vocal is pretty dry, compared to the other tracks.

    Everything else sounds quite good to me.

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