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    This is a song I wrote 20 something years ago. I recently re-recorded everything and I'm trying to get it mixed as best I can. Any advice on how to improve the mix?



    When we met I thought about it
    But now I don't think
    I saw you were speaking
    But now I don't see
    I heard the thoughts that you spit
    I'm covered with your words
    I don't know if I can respond
    I don't know what to say

    I know what’s wrong
    I know what’s right
    I'd rather stand here
    With my mouth shut
    Than to come across like a fool
    I heard the sigh that you heave
    I hang in silence
    But I know there'll be no response
    No response

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    Is there some effect on the vocals? They sound a bit off.
    Other then that it sounds pretty good. Maybe add a subtle solo (lead) acoustic ditty in it to create a bit of movement.

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    Tuning on the vocals sounds a bit funny.

    I actually really like this. The lyrics, the vocal melody, the performance, the instrumental. I like it so much that if you wanna share your final song with me, I'd download it.
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    EQ, Reverb, compression, de-esser, saturation, pitch correction. Then there are some harmonies etc. Maybe too much pitch correction? I've never really been satisfied with my vox. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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    The doubled acoustic guitars sounded pretty nice. The bass and keyboards sound nice.

    I like the way the vocals split wide shortly before 1:00.

    The pitch correction on the vocal is the biggest thing you need to deal with. With an intimate song like this, a natural vocal would IMO sound nicer than the heavily pitch corrected one that you have.

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    I made a few changes using your suggestions. Any better?


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    I'll speak just about the pitch correction. I'd say it's better, but not as good as it would be if the part was song on pitch in the first place. I know sometimes that's just not possible.

    The pitch correction is not as noticeable. I still struggle to understand the words. Often words at the beginning of lines sound weird.

    But anyway, it sounds better to me.

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    I'm pretty "breathy" when I sing and I typically cut out breaths before vocal lines, is that what is making it sound weird? Is that a no-no to cut them out? I thought it sounded a lot cleaner without all the breaths.

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    I keep all my breaths, unless they overlap other words. But that's just me.

    Anyway, mind sharing a download link?

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    I added the download link. Still more work to be done on this...

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