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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    YD - Marcia Marcia Marcia is the name of the band not the song.
    My bad.
    I've got a fun new Christmas song out, The Elves Christmas Song!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    Thanks Nola and jimistone.

    jimi - there are two different mixes. robus' comments were based on the first mix. Did you listen to #1 or #2?
    I listened to #1. I since listed to #2 too. I think the guitars sound good, but the vocal still needs a bump IMO.
    I like a hot vocal. Most pro recordings have the vocal very hot in the mix. The vocal performance has to be really good, but it sounds much more professional with the vocal way up in the mix.

    When I first started comparing my recordings side by side to pro recordings i learned this.
    I was country before they took the O out.

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    I listened to #2. The harshness is much less than before, though not entirely gone. My acid test is to crank up the volume until something makes me want to turn down again, then address that thing. I can definitely get this mix louder than the previous one.

    It sounds like you lowered the guitars. That's good. I'm with Jimi the vocal might still come up a hair, but you are much closer to optimal level this time. Depending on your audience and what genres they are used to hearing, vocal level might be fine.

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    Good work! I'd would just like a little more kick or a more defined kick.

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    The guitars still stomp on the vocals a bit, especially right where they come in. I agree with others that the vocals might come up a little, but I'd probably start with ducking the guitars against the vocals to see if that can help, if you don't want to push the vocals more.

    The intro goes on a bit long for me.
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    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

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    Thanks guys. I'll take another listen for the harshness and vocal level.

    I know there are a couple of words that are hard to hear. Ducking the guitars is a good idea.

    But I think the changes at this point are going to be pretty small. Probalby don't need to post another mix here.

    Again - thanks everyone. I appreciate it.

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    I listened to both mixes and the 2nd one does seem less harsh in the mids. Not sure I agree with other comments about the low vocals, they're coming through loud and clear on these headphones. I like your vocal on this, you've got it in a good zone between verse & chorus

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    Mix two is better to me. make it even better if you brighten up the drum kit a bit.

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