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    It sounds like the bass and kick are battling for the low-end real estate, and the bass is winning. I would still like to hear more kick, but bear in mind that I am listening on laptop speakers right now, so the above comment may not apply! Maybe try to get a little more clarity on the kick.....I think you still have some clipping problems too, they might have been there during the recording process as opposed to the mixing process. If so, there's not much you can do. My two cents.
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    Sounds like the singer makes it clip sometimes. That high hat kind of hurts the ears a bit. Try lowering frequencies above 10Khz on the cymbals. Everything sounds very pushed to the limits too. You using a limiter?

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    There is a limiter on the master track and the guitars i believe, not at the file right now so that might not be right. Do you think that is wrong??
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    I usually limit the end of the mix after everything is done. Louder isn't always better, although it may seem that ways now a days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeymanx
    I usually limit the end of the mix after everything is done. Louder isn't always better, although it may seem that ways now a days.
    Is my mix too loud? I've had times before when it was maxing like hell because of that kind of ignorance, but I thought I was past that. Guess i'm not, is my mix too loud?

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    I just notice it seems like the singer sometimes overloads the mix. Maybe take down the guitars a notch too, and if you do have a limiter on them, try taking it off. What are you using to mix and record, Cubase? Sonar?

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    I actually think i said it before in this thread but that ok . I'm recording into Logic Express 7. Yes this is for mac so many of you may not be farmilier with it, but it comes with plug-ins like crazy! I swear I counted like 50 to start then one day found a whole new set of like 50! I'll take the limiter off the guitar and maybe turn them down a bit. I'm not really sure what the vocal clipping is but I know its there. I took the vocal tracks down, but for some reason I still hear that clipping...?!? Any ideas?

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    Playback the song and watch you master volume without the limiter and see how much clipping occurs, that may be a good place to start. Also watch the other tracks in the song individually to check for it.

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