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    I am in the process of recording and mixing some of the songs my dad wrote over the years, in the hopes of putting it together into and album for him. I was hoping for some advice on the mixing quality. The instruments I recorded myself are piano, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. I then sent him the audio through an mp3 and he recorded himself sing and playing harp on his phone. Then he send me his wav file and a mixed it all together. I think it turned out pretty decent. But I think there is still work to be done. Also I know that harmony for the chorus is pretty bad. If this is the wrong place for this someone let me know. Thanks in advance

    The new mix is the (Home Recording)
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    Man, I must have done a worse job than I thought. I can take it guys I really can lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron514 View Post
    Man, I must have done a worse job than I thought. I can take it guys I really can lol
    relax this is a slow forum. we need more users and activity here it takes awhile to get a response.

    i think most of the instruments sound good, and the singing is good. maybe do something to the vocals, like add a little reverb or lower the volume a little bit. thats my two cents, love the harmonica solo.

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    Thank you sorry for being impatient. I think turning the volume down on the vocals would be a good idea. There is already a little bit of reverb but it's not very noticeable.

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    I liked the song. I liked the line about losing her teeth in a fight. Good singing. I thought the vocal ton was nice. On the harmony, I'd double the part that you had and pan it to the left. I'd then track a high harmony part (twice) and pan them the same way. I'd bet it'd really pop.

    The acoustic guitar sounds fine once the song gets going. In the intro it's a bit brittle. The piano chords in the intro are a little startling - not relaxed like the rest of the song.

    The mix leans a little to the left in spots. The acoustic guitar is on the left, and there are sections where there isn't enough going on on the right side to balance it.

    The harmonica sounds decent. But it's just a little bit harsh. I'd EQ a notch out somewhere in the 2400hz - 3000hz range. Just a real thin slice at about -3db to -4db.

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    I greatly appreciate that. I'll get on all those things. I just asked to see if my dad could do a high harmony to it. He said he would give it a shot. Ill post the updated version when I get a chance. Might be a little while but I'll get it done.

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    Just curious tho when you say double the harmony tracks and pan to the left, do you mean pan one all the way left and one all the way right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron514 View Post
    Just curious tho when you say double the harmony tracks and pan to the left, do you mean pan one all the way left and one all the way right?
    Sorry for being confusing. I seem to recall hearing a low harmony part panned to the right. So I'd double that part (sing it a second time) and pan the second performance to the left. Then I'd add a double tracked high harmony part, and pan those performances - one right and one left.

    But that's just me.

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    Alright cool that's what I thought you meant just wanted to make sure.

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    The Queen of the Amberlite(Homerecording) is the new one.

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