Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Mantra

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    421375

    Mantra

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Recorded this a couple of hours ago.

    Mixed on Sennheiser HD-25 headphones as it's 1am in the UK!
    Let me know your thoughts.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/x5scwk9r3dtoj9v/Mantra.aif

    The Mix:
    screen-shot-2013-07-09-00-31-18-pngscreen-shot-2013-07-09-00-31-30-png

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Posts
    9,932
    Thanks
    174
    Thanked 117 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    15816955
    The guitar doing fills behind the chorus could come way up.

    Good song, well-arranged and played. But the mix is dynamically challenged. You scared of dynamic range?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    421375
    I've updated the mix from dropbox. Have now mixed it through my KRK monitors so it should be far better sounding now.

    In terms of the dynamics I was going for this type of feel as it's meant to sound like British Retro Indie Pop:
    The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Servo - YouTube
    Oasis - She's Electric - YouTube

    With a hint of this:
    Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel - YouTube
    Tommy James & the Shondells - Mony Mony - YouTube

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,342
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 94 Times in 87 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474854
    Wow. I actually really like this. Lead vocals are great - well performed and captured...background vocals are too. I like the somewhat dark acoustic guitar sound. The tremolo electric guitar is a nice touch in the chorus.

    I feel like the bass guitar is way too loud though...I like the tone of it and the playing though. I don't have a great set-up here or anything, but it's the same one I listen to all clinic stuff on, so I have a pretty good context for comparison. This is coming from someone who enjoys a mix with loud bass too. Maybe bring it down just a bit for better overall balance?

    Very nice work though. I would love to see this performed live.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Between a rock and a hard face
    Posts
    11,571
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked 184 Times in 175 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474862
    Paddy - a 40 meg download is asking a bit much isn't it?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    421375

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Between a rock and a hard face
    Posts
    11,571
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked 184 Times in 175 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474862
    Thanks Paddy,
    End of the download month for me so I had to be cautious about size.
    Listening on Sennheiser HD515s.
    I quite like the bass level - it's less BIG once things are happening.
    This'll sound funny but I kept listening for your accent. Your native inflection is really only apparent on a few words. Sounds cool anytime, anywhere.
    I love the bass solo!
    My wife was pleased to hear Hare Krishna pop up.
    Well recorded, well mixed. A little the La's ish which is great.
    The song may do with just a little brightening during mastering.
    Top stuff.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    132
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    7778
    Sounds really good to me. You could go with a bit less limiting I guess.
    Doom & doo-wop.
    Soul & sludge.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. This Is My Mantra
    By Anomaly Design in forum Vocal Technique & Processing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-26-2006, 13:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •