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    My First Track/Mix -- NEED Feedback!

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    Hey y'all,

    I've been lurking in the clinic for a while now, and it's finally time to dive in. I could really use some feedback on this track; it's my first, so beware of the pain!

    Here's a 192 kbs version:
    http://www.garagespin.com/songs/Drea...ydream_192.mp3

    Here's a 128 kbs version at SoundClick if the above fails:
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandid=614386

    Please let me know what you think, what's good, what's bad...thanks!!

    -Mike
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    well thats a really great song...!

    i'm not sure how to relay what i'm thinking in words as to the mix, but here goes a try anyway..

    it seemed real flat, not tone wize but in a demensional sence. There were some nice pannings on the backing vox, but were hard to hear due to the fact that they sat so far back in the mix.

    The fx were really cool on the corus, and the reverse fx on the intro and outro really stood out to me. liked that alot!
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    Wow. I like it.

    Was actually waiting for the band to kick in, but was then surprised by the middle part with the voices in the background which I think is nice.

    To be clear, I'm listening and judging on simple headphones as I'm in my lunchbreak at work right now. So there could be other artifacts that I'm not hearing, or things that I'm hearing differently due to the monitoring system.

    The only thing I would change at first sight is the delay on the lead vox from 0:27s onwards. It is a bit to much in the background. After around 1:10s, it becomes more to the front, and that's better.

    So I would either make them more to the front, or mute them.
    My 2 cents :-)

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    Hi Niz and Turtlishous,

    Thanks for the feedback, it's MUCH appreciated.

    I'll definitely have to look at how I can improve the panning (dimensional) variety in the song... And I'll also bring up the vocal echo.

    The mix definitely sounds better with headphones, and worse, say, in a car. I'm not sure why, though perhaps it's related to the 'dimensional flatness' The Niz refers to? Would it help if I just panned everything a little harder left and right? I've kept bass and voice center, and guitar slightly right...

    Thanks for your help!

    -Mike

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    Hi

    This is a great song. I like the guitar, the vocals and the arrangements. Do you plan to make a more electric version of it ? I think it would be great.

    Excellent work.

    /Jack Real.

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    Jack Real: Thanks for the compliments! About an electric version, I'm not sure, that's a great question... Probably not in the near future, as I've got some other songs I've written that I'd love to get recorded. But an electric sound could be very cool...I'll have to think about that.

    Thanks!

    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbouteneff
    Hi Niz and Turtlishous,



    The mix definitely sounds better with headphones, and worse, say, in a car. I'm not sure why, though perhaps it's related to the 'dimensional flatness' The Niz refers to? Would it help if I just panned everything a little harder left and right? I've kept bass and voice center, and guitar slightly right...

    Thanks for your help!

    -Mike

    do you have anything other than your cans to playback on?
    as far as the panning goes........i'll pan bass about 15% right on just about everything i do. (depending on the overall master levels, might be left.)
    vox i'll keep center and backing i'll double, one hard R and one hard L .
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    I nice Frippy trippy backward intro.
    REALLY good song.
    It is begging for electric guitars esp. that swirly bit of strumming & of course the intro does create an expectation. However it works really well as an acoustic tune - though, personally, I'd drop the Frippintro.
    Actually - use this version & add 2 electrics, beef up the bassline to it & make 2 mixes: one with & one without

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    For the record, the dimensional flatness quote was not mine, but Turtlishous'.

    An electric version would be something to consider, I agree and I would certainly take a listen.

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    I think you got a great sound out of the acoustic. The playing was good too.

    I think an electric version would be cool, or at least one with more instruments (maybe drums?).

    Good song and the mix sounds fine to me.

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