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help me make this mix not suck thanks

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by CatharsisStudios, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. CatharsisStudios

    CatharsisStudios trcksngsrpbngs

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    Heabow More cowbell!

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    I'm listening on my laptop so I wont be a big help here but I think the drums would benefit from a little bit more room. The kick seems to bit too much peaky for the style. You could also sidechain your vocalverb to the main vocals. Its clouds a bit the vocals. May be wrong here tho ;) The song is cool.
     
  3. MartijnPaauwe

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    Sounds pretty good!

    Do have a couple of things that stood out though ;

    - The drums could definitely benefit with some more room/reverb, they sound a bit dry
    - After the intro bit around 0:12 there suddenly kicks in an extra snare sample which sounds too loud and artificial, the snare sounded better without it in my opinion
    - My monitors don't really help with that part, but the bassguitar sounds really boomy and loud. A bit more presence would definitely be beneficial as well.
    - It could be preference, but I think the guitars could lose a smudge of 4k'ish to open up the vocals a bit more

    Hope that helps! The rest sounds absolutely stellar :)
     
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    Nice saosin vibe. Loving the snare but it could use more room.
     
  5. P-E

    P-E Munchkin

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    Cool mix.

    I'd get the vocals just a touch louder and shinier - think kinda pop music shiny (multiband comp and a thicker reverb could help... maybe playing around with Valhalla VintageVerb could lead to good results).

    The guitars also sound a bit thin, I'd experiment on the mids all around on them with broad eq boosts or cuts. As Martijn said, maybe cutting a bit around 4k could help the vocals shine through more and make the guitars sound a bit less thin at the same time.

    I'd finally get a bit more drum room in the mix (or drum verb if the room sounds small) like everyone else said.
     

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