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    My first acoustic song...

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    Like the title says, this is the first original acoustic song I've recorded. Anything stick out at you as far as mixing goes?

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    Sounds really well recorded. Nothing wrong with that. The little solo bit maybe could jump out at you a bit more, but that's just my first reaction.

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    First impressions are it sounds pretty damn nice! I'd cutt some bottom out of the backups. The lead vocals are pretty full and the backups seem to stack up some frequencies on top of them.

    That's about it. Bringing down the backups may do it, I vote for thinning them up some or maybe both.

    I'd probly use a low shelf to pull 3 or 4 db from around 400hz down maybe add a db or 2 centered at 5k and remix the volume of the backups from there. Lead vox might take a touch of 5k too but they sound fine when by them selves.


    Sounds very cool & well written!

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    Wow, that was quick!

    Thanks for taking a listen, and for the advice... I'll mess around with it some more.

    There is one thing that I can't figure out though. At about 1:29/30ish, halfway through the word "by" there is a click noise on the vocal, and I can't figure out why/ how it got there. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whjr15
    Wow, that was quick!

    Thanks for taking a listen, and for the advice... I'll mess around with it some more.

    There is one thing that I can't figure out though. At about 1:29/30ish, halfway through the word "by" there is a click noise on the vocal, and I can't figure out why/ how it got there. Any ideas?
    Hmmm? It did not jump out at me. I will have to try and listen again. Right now I am on a lap top. Did you solo the vocal track to make sure it is that track?

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    i didnt notice the click, but as i was listening i wasnt really looking for it. if you used auto tune it could have been doing it, i've heard it click before and not to0 sure why it did it. the song sounds really nice and is mixed nice. good job.
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    dc offset?

    Song sounds really good, I like the harmonies and the strings.

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    Nice job, sounds good.

    This is very nitpicky and just my taste, so take this with a grain of salt. I am a strings player. I don't like how the strings end, they cut out too abruptly for me. Might want to fade them a bit more gently. To me, there is a big hole when they end. A longer, more gradual fade will cover that hole.

    If it was me, I'd mix the strings just a bit more up, say 1 to 2 db.

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    Well I listened for the click. I closed my eyes so as not to poison my ears at 1:29 I hear it but, it's hardly noticable. If you had not pointed it out I doubt I would ever pick up on it as it sits right now. If you plan to have it mastered or squeeze it tighter your self I would fix it now. It may become more of an issue.

    Actually it's already an issue for you, sooooo if you can I'd fix it.

    Sounds like a pop from somthing turning on in the house/facility. Bathroom heatlamp or a heater/ac. Something that draws some watts turning on can give you pops sometimes.

    Oh ya the end does need serious work, I did not mention it before because I figured you just haven't got there yet. May still be the case

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    the acoustic solo....is it compressed? just automate it if its quiet. its tone just seems a little colored.

    the doubled acoustics...are those compressed? they're doubled so its tricking me. maybe make the attack a little slower, or just do without.

    what sort of acoustic is it?

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