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    would love to get some comments on my mix

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    hello everyone,

    i am an 50yr old fart trying to work the first time with cubase. to test everything, i did a cover of an 1976 vangelis song ("alpha" from the album albedo 0.39)

    i have a pair of JBL control 1 as monitor speakers, but i am not sure if the mix is ok so far....if someone could give me some comments it would be really helpful

    everything is played on the yamaha motif XS

    "alpha" vangelis cover

    to avoid confusion....the link above is the updated version. below is the the old mixdown, before you guys helped me out with some very useful tips:

    old version

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by Duesenberg; 05-04-2010 at 00:16.

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    well for an old farts first time in cubase you're doing pretty well...


    sounds like bloody vangelis unfortunately lol


    great stuff...mix sounds good to me...Id have the horn part up slightly and a real guitar would have been great, as it stands it could come up a notch too imo...but the mix sounds good to me...clear and spread and nice playing to

    good work

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    Performance is pretty good

    Highs are too hot! Cutting the hi frequency percussion (above 10Khz) will give a much better balanced mix IMO.
    (are the JBL tweeters at ear level?)


    Ciro

    * I dont know the original

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    ok...will check the highs.

    JBL are at ear level ...more or less

    this is the original tune by vangelis:

    alpha 1976

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    my biggest problem is the overall volume of the song. compared to others, it's way too low.

    i have tried to run a compressor/limiter on the sum, but the result was a very bad "pumping"...

    any tips here on how to get this louder while keeping the quality?

    sorry for those questions, but i'm pretty new with all this recording stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duesenberg View Post

    any tips here on how to get this louder while keeping the quality?
    turn up the master fader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar zero View Post
    turn up the master fader?
    = clipping, distortion......

    maybe i should dig myself more into the recording theorie to understand the entire process a bit better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duesenberg View Post
    my biggest problem is the overall volume of the song. compared to others, it's way too low.

    It happens because a lot of energy is going to the (unnecessary) highs!
    Even without remixing , try an eq ("bell") cutting 10db in 12Khz, for example
    (relatively wide "Q" - try what works better) + the final limiter.

    Ciro

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    maybe this is too much for an ask...but could you do me a favor and crank it up for me....i am really lacking of good monitors, so this might end up as wild guessing


    i will try it anyways, but just to have something to compare (the good and the evil)

    you can right click and download the mp3 in my start post

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    ok...i have tried it myself:
    check start post above

    is it better now?
    Last edited by Duesenberg; 05-04-2010 at 00:19.

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