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    Newest Track - whatcha think?

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    Wrote on Sunday, recorded Monday, mixed since Monday night. Think I'm going to settle for how it is at this point...I've only heard it 400 times by now, not like I'm sick of it or anything! More seriously though, I used a lot of MBC on each bus, for the first time since i started mixing my own stuff. It may not be the "right" way to do it, but it felt as if I had more control over everything separately. My equipment is embarrassingly cheap, and it's near impossible to get a great sound going in. If the listener doesn't care what the person mixing it did...then it's all good, right?! Well, what do you guys think?


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    There is a corruption at 1:22
    The bass guitar could use more definition
    I'd bring up the snare 1db

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    I found the left-and-right guitar at the beginning quickly fatiguing. I think the snare is ok, but agree with Scwarz that the bass might benefit from a little high definition.

    It's not unusual for ears to get tired on a mix, trying to do it all as quickly as you did. Put it away, work on other songs, then come back to it after a few days or a week. When it gets louder ~ 2:30, the distorted guitars lack clarity, less distortion/gain might be the answer.
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    I loved the song .

    I liked the guitar effect at the beginning but agree it did get old .

    nice work!

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    It's a very contemporary vocal sound which you've performed very well.

    I'm not to worried abut the level of the snare. I reckon it's ok for this song.

    I'm not a fan of the panning guitar at the start . . . i would aim for something for more subtle.

    I didn't pick up on the corruption at 1:22.

    All-in-all, a pretty good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwarzenyaeger View Post
    There is a corruption at 1:22
    The bass guitar could use more definition
    I'd bring up the snare 1db
    I didn't notice anything there on the two systems I listened on...I'm sure you're right, I'll just have to put it through a few more speaker sets and find it. Thanks for pointing it out. I agree about the bass; it has a prominent role during the second verse, it should be more rounded. I probably lost a bit on the snare with the final touch of EQ cut i did on that track, thanks for sharing that as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
    I found the left-and-right guitar at the beginning quickly fatiguing. I think the snare is ok, but agree with Scwarz that the bass might benefit from a little high definition.

    It's not unusual for ears to get tired on a mix, trying to do it all as quickly as you did. Put it away, work on other songs, then come back to it after a few days or a week. When it gets louder ~ 2:30, the distorted guitars lack clarity, less distortion/gain might be the answer.
    Yup, I got very burned out on the track pretty quick. 4.5 consecutive hours, 3 nights in a row, and I had enough already. ha. The distortion and gain are relatively low on the amp setting (about 3/10 each). Maybe my EQ on the tracks have certain aspects exaggerated and others more muted. Maybe I'll go back to it in a couple weeks, like you said. thanks for listening!

    Quote Originally Posted by dreib View Post
    I loved the song .

    I liked the guitar effect at the beginning but agree it did get old .

    nice work!
    thanks! I'm surprised you guys didn't care for the 16-step pan in the beginning. I really liked that the most of everything I did in the song. maybe I could bring down the depth of the pan, so it's not so "attacking" in each ear. oh well! glad you enjoyed it in general!

    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    It's a very contemporary vocal sound which you've performed very well.

    I'm not to worried abut the level of the snare. I reckon it's ok for this song.

    I'm not a fan of the panning guitar at the start . . . i would aim for something for more subtle.

    I didn't pick up on the corruption at 1:22.

    All-in-all, a pretty good job.
    thanks! I'm never sure how the vocals will be heard by others, I just like using a slightly distorted, "chorus-ey"-type sound. glad you liked it though. hmmmm, now I really think I'll change the depth of the pan...maybe that's the part that's not coming off right. thanks a lot!

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    It's a quick "klak" sound like one of those percussion instruments that where you run a nobbed stick over a surface. Predominately in the right speaker. Just before the vocals kick in around 1:22.
    It doesn't sound like it's supposed to be part of the song.

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    Amazing vocal performance.
    I’m also against the panning in the beginning.
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    Thanks! I'll see what it sounds like without the panning, but with keeping the delay effects, when I get home. I must be hearing something different than how it came across. I'm glad you guys shared that.

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    Hey, I'm listening on phones, and while I guess that doesn't really help you to know that, I feel like I have to make that disclaimer...

    Great vocal performance. Very polished sounding to me. I like towards the end where the vocal delay synchs up with the swirling panned guitars - that gets pretty intense in phones.

    I really liked the panning on the guitar myself, but might only suggest that you not leave it that way throughout...if there's some way it could come and go throughout the song maybe? I'd vote for keeping it at the intro and ending for sure, but maybe you could lessen or eliminate the effect at least during portions of the body of the song? It might have more impact that way?

    Just some thoughts. I thought this was well done but can't really address any finer points of the mix due to my monitoring situation at the moment.

    Oh, and after listening to 1:20 - 1:24 many times just out of morbid curiosity, there definitely is the tiniest of clicks or clacks off to the right between 1:23 & 1:24 just before the vocal kicks in. I never would have noticed myself had it not been mentioned.

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