Naopak v0.61 - recording and mixing advices needed

ZeroTwo

New member
The song is on soundcloud com /karma-jonten-puntschog/naopak-v061


Hello guys,

I am guite new to recording and mixing. This is my attempt to record an fully acoustic song - guitar, mandolin, upright bass and vocal.
My issue is that in my recordings there is strange midrange, I can hear mainly in cheaper speakers like in car, but pro level recordings sound great even there.
So some advice is needed

My gear used in this recording:

Mics
AKG C141B ULS
Neumann km 84

Path
Art Pro Mpa II - Steinberg UR44 - Reaper

I used mostly fabfilter eq and compression, NLS summer for analog modeling, oldschool verb for reverb

Thanks ;)
 

keith.rogers

Bobby'); DROP TABLE USER
The song is on soundcloud com

Naopak v0.61 by Karma Jonten Puntschog | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Hello guys,

I am quite new to recording and mixing. This is my attempt to record an fully acoustic song - guitar, mandolin, upright bass and vocal.
My issue is that in my recordings there is strange midrange, I can hear mainly in cheaper speakers like in car, but pro level recordings sound great even there.
So some advice is needed

My gear used in this recording:

Mics
AKG C141B ULS
Neumann km 84

Path
Art Pro Mpa II - Steinberg UR44 - Reaper

I used mostly fabfilter eq and compression, NLS summer for analog modeling, oldschool verb for reverb

Thanks ;)
The acoustic guitar sounds a bit distant and light on low end, while the mandolin is quite punchy and close sounding. How was the guitar recorded? (Did you mean AKG C414?)

I'd consider re-tracking the guitar to get a better sound (closer mic'd, off the neck joint, angled in - typical start point), and maybe think about the arrangement. It's a little sparse in that first verse, but then the guitar track sound is probably coloring my opinion.

Sounds like a good song, which I confess I do not understand! (I only listened on my old Sony headphones plugged into the laptop, but they are pretty trustworthy.)
 

La9

Member
I think it`s a quite good recording. The vocals are a bit uneven volumewise. I would try some volume automation first, then some light compression afterwards to make the vocals sit well in the mix.
 

ZeroTwo

New member
Hello, thank you very much for your feedback.

I tried to re-record the guitar - see the new mix on youtube com /watch?v=hX89_rawaOI
I used stereo micing with neumann km 84 at the 12 fret, aiming toward the hole; and second the akg c414 next to the bridge. Sounds much better now I think.
I also used another mic - neumann tlm 102 for singing (I am little sick so the performance is not the best, but this is only to test the song and the gear I have).

Looking forward for your feedback

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I think it`s a quite good recording. The vocals are a bit uneven volumewise. I would try some volume automation first, then some light compression afterwards to make the vocals sit well in the mix.

Thanks, I used automation on the vocal and is much better
 
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