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    Newest mix! Comments appreciated (ruthless comments commended!)

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    www.stevehenningsgard.com/mp32.mp3

    I've recorded this band before and posted the results: I tried my hand at layering multiple not-so-distorted guitars on this one, and I think the track ended up much fuller because of it!

    Please let me know what you think, good or bad. My goals are extremely high (as in, mixing/producing for major-label bands) so I'd rather people told me things I can improve NOW, vs. having people say crappy material is good just to make me feel better.

    *Edit: I'm not sure why people don't really want to comment on this: it's kind of disheartening :/ I put a lot of work into this, and feel it's by far my best work! I recorded everything with Sonar 4 and free plugins, in a poorly-treated rented practice space, and did my best to make it sound pro. Perhaps it's so crappy nobody want to comment :/
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    Oh c'mon now, nobody? I'm gonna go listen to every post with less than 10 comments now and add my $0.02: that way, I can complain nobody's posting anything about mine haha

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    Not my style of music, but sound good!

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    Good gawd that song is fucking awful.

    You definitely captured the ultra-squashed feel and production of this kind of music. Everything sounds like it's sitting in the mix okay. Guitars sound pretty good. On my end, the mix seems to be a little thin in the low end. You could maybe bring the lows up just a hair across the whole mix.

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    I think this sounds phenomenal dude. Guitars are great (like usual, I like your style with the guitars). I love the kick tone, the toms, overheads, etc. I would like to hear the snare of a little bit. Everything sits well though, great job man. =] Could I possibly get your chain for the kick?

    This band kind of sounds like an Underoath (They're Only Chasing Safety era). But man, you did a killer job on the mix, good job. This is the best i've heard from you yet. =]

    I can dig it.

    Peace!

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    I will listen to this tomorrow when I get in the studio, sir! Look forward to it.

    cholo

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    Although it might just be that I'm using my built-in laptop speakers, the vocals (screaming) sound too loud.

    Other than that, it sounds fantastic.
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    Hah...this one played on my connection. Amazing...lol

    Anyway, I think the kick/snare lack definition. Weather or not the volume should go up or not is a matter of preference, but they still need to be more defined. I would suggest a small EQ bump in the beater range of the kick (somwhere between 2-4k) and a change in compressor settings. Maybe a slower attack and very slightly higher ratio.

    Cymbals sound pretty good in my opinion but the rest of the drums need to catch up.

    Another personal preference of mine would be a slight hi boost in the vocals...around 10k but no more than 2 db (maybe 1.5...and yes I can hear .5db differences but that's just me).

    Good tracking job...
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    The first thing i wanted to do was Turn it down

    Now this complicated series frequency event has been something I have been studying for a long time i can tell you it comes down to the Crashes, and high frequencies(at human sensitive range)

    and the Cymbals generally

    highs are over-rated you see they would have been fine in the Mix. probably but the multiple by which they increase in relation to the area of frequency for a humans ear (the mid highs) causes the problem.

    when you maxed the sound for ths listening.
    (i had the same embarrassing problem on that other dudes mix)
    (hence why Mastering is an Art you can't turn your back on, otherwise...BAM your on the ground and something is being inserted into your arse)


    now your Guitars are Great Guns.
    (harmonic content a little harsh.)
    i'll post a song up on my TEST screen here:

    it's called Slave but can call it Steve if you like.

    http://www.theblackbay.com/testwma.php

    have a listen while the song sits at about -14 it has a nice high end blurr.(just a perceptive thing) listen to the two against each other:

    it's not so much the Cymbals DB as that it is the constant of them.
    so a production change might be in order? if not just pull them back a bit.

    I could go further but i get the feeling you have stopped reading.....

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    Slave is here

    http://www.theblackbay.com/album.php

    sorry did i mention i liked the song? your track.

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