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    New Mix: Desolate Generation

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    Last edited by arcadeko; 04-01-2011 at 13:13. Reason: added new mix link - fixed broken link
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    34 views and not a single comment.... I guess there are several ways to interpret this.
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    Not really sure what to say, man. This recording falls short on so many levels. The overall EQ level on the mix seems to be completely lacking bottom-end (except for a light sub-freq tap on the kick). The guitars are so fizzy, they lack any body at all. The vocals are flat and have no definition or presence, yet they stomp over everything in the mix. Was there a bass playing? If so, it's completely lost in the lack of bottom-end. Guitar timing is bad against the perfectly robotic timing of the drums.

    The song itself isn't too bad, though. I'd scratch everything and start recording the whole thing all over again. Sorry for the bad news, but we all gotta start somewhere!
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    The song itself is well written and catchy, but the delivery and mix needs some work as said by PI. He pretty well summed it up.
    Don't fret, if you look hard enough you can find my first submission and it, well, sucked. But with trial and error, I fixed some of the issues and moved forward. I'm still working on mixes. I'd look forward to a remix and I encourage it....

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    I'm afraid I have to say I think everything PoeticIntensity said is pretty accurate and fair. Don't give up though!!

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    Remixed Re-recorded

    I did most of that first mix on headphones which I know is a really dumb way to do it... Anyway - I re-tracked the whole thing - see what you think of the new version.

    http://www.unionautomaticrevolver.co...esolation2.mp3
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    Wow!!!! Amazing difference - put the new link in the top post. Way punchier, rockier and more bottom end. Love the new mix!!!!
    Okay - now you need to work on those vocals.... They are still almost always flat.
    Questions to try and help ya:
    1) What are you using to record vocals with for monitoring - headphones? What kind. What's the set up?
    2) Can you hear the music clearly when you sing ?
    3) Can you hear your voice in relation to the music when you sing?
    4) Can you hear that the vocals are flat? (This is important).
    5) Have you tried to sing in a higher key? What were the results?
    I really like this "sound" and if you can get the vocals going it will be a smash....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ido1957 View Post
    Wow!!!! Amazing difference - put the new link in the top post. Way punchier, rockier and more bottom end. Love the new mix!!!!
    Okay - now you need to work on those vocals.... They are still almost always flat.
    Questions to try and help ya:
    1) What are you using to record vocals with for monitoring - headphones? What kind. What's the set up?
    - were recording live so the monitor is the PA (which are actually KRK 6's)
    2) Can you hear the music clearly when you sing ?
    3) Can you hear your voice in relation to the music when you sing?
    - yes
    4) Can you hear that the vocals are flat? (This is important).
    - I can tell they aren't right
    5) Have you tried to sing in a higher key? What were the results?
    - tried a lower key, not higher yet

    I really like this "sound" and if you can get the vocals going it will be a smash....
    Thanks for the feedback - so the vocals being flat - thats like flat as in the opposite of sharp right? Like slightly off the note? Maybe I can just practice the vocals a little and over dub them. Maybe if I used headphones when we recorded it would help cause its pretty noisy with the drums...
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    Ahhhh...so this is without headphones? Were you using floor monitors? Being able to hear what you sing is SUPER important. You also need a vocal/music blend that allow the singer to hear the music and be able to compare the notes they sing to the pitch of the music.

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    Its pretty muddy...I think the kick is all thud and no click..vocals are too low..I can hear the guitar and bass but with the kick taking up so much energy out of the song its hard to critique their levels..


    I like the tune though...raw, new wave...man Greg would be all over this and could really help clear up your sound..but hes banned lol


    btw totally different from what Ive heard you post before isnt it? and dont worry about views/comments..10% is the average return and a couple of us are on "vacation"
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