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    pop punk the way the ataris wanted it to be

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    hey. this is my first mix with electric guitar. i've mainly done acoustic stuff before, so this is a new experience for me. the one thing about this mix that bothers me is that the guitars sound like they're clipping, and they're not even close to clipping on my meters. i don't know what caused that, but other than that, critique this mix. help me get better. thanks in advance.

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    I not a mixmaster or anything, but I think it sounded great man.

    One thing I did notice is that the vocals were kinda overtaken by the guitar in some parts. I am listening to it through comp speakers though so......

    sounded top notch though

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    I not a mixmaster or anything, but I think it sounded great man.

    One thing I did notice is that the vocals were kinda overtaken by the guitar in some parts. I am listening to it through comp speakers though so......

    sounded top notch though

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    sounds nice, what did u use with the bass drum, and how did u eq it? i've always had a problem with my bass drum sounds...

    i'm guessing that u had the gain on the mic preamp up too high for the guitars during tracking, thats why it may be clipping.

    also, please check out my latest mix...
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    bass drum

    i actually used drumagog on the kick drum. i obtained the sample by cutting it out of a thrice song when the kick drum was isolated. the sample was weak by itself, so i added some low end and cut out some 5kHz "click" noise of the beater.

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    You could try EQing the bass to try and get more definition.
    That would allow you to turn the bass volume down without losing the bass presence.
    That would probably bring the guitar and vocals forward in the mix also.

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    *BACK OFF THE AUTOTUNE*

    i won't say i've never used it, but i like using it only where it's needed, and then it's very relaxed... but maybe this is the way pop punk is progressing... ugh.

    the snare is killing me cause i can only hear the top head... where's the snap?

    the guitar mix is leaning to the right a tad, and i'm not a big fan of the guitar tones, although it does sound punky.

    overall good, but needs a little more polishing IMHO.

    also there were some digital overs spattered throughout, nothing that i could hear at a low volume though. might want to take .5 to 1 dB off the master level when you mix it down next time, or do a little bit of limiting.

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    ahh!!!!! its Emo!

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    i would give it a 10 for originality. esspecially with the vocalist.

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    Again I'm no mixing expert but it sounded pretty good on headphones. Overall it lack a little crispness and the snare could do with more beef and crack, to my ears anyway but maybe that was the sound you're after. The thing I like about it, particularly towards the end is that it sounded like a whole band playing, rather than a collection of individual takes thrown together.

    I'm interested in your use of Drumagog for the kick. Is it easy to use? I guess you could replace your snare with a sample too if you wanted

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