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Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by KHE, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. KHE

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    hi everyone,

    so these guys wanted me to mix their self-recorderd promo cd...
    recordings they have done are all pretty shitty, tracked to no click etc.
    but i gave my best to make something decent out of it!

    what do you think?
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5298811/01_Music/Karmageddon_mix1a.mp3

    not masterd yet, just a limiter on the 2bus.

    any feedback welcome!! :)

    cheers, markus
     
  2. prostetnic

    prostetnic Jeff's DI's AGAIN?!

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    You've nailed the old school deth vibe. I think you should consider replacing the kick. The vocals seem too upfront and the overheads seem a bit restrained, try coaxing a bit more power out of them. And don't search for perfection. This stuff is supposed to rattle the swinery when you blast it. :)
     
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    thanks a lot for your feedback!
    i'm glad to hear that the vibe fits the music, i was somewhat unsure about it.

    the kick is ca 70% replaced at the moment, but i tried to do it as naturally as possible. i don't like it when the kick overpowers the mix and sounds like an instrument by its own and not a part of the drumkit. do you think the kick needs to be more dominant in the mix?

    about the vocals, are they too loud or not "glued" enough to the mix?
    thanks for the hint with the overheads, i'm gonna check it!

    thanks again!
    cheers! :)
     
  4. prostetnic

    prostetnic Jeff's DI's AGAIN?!

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    Not dominant, but more present. I don't know if a simple volume raise would work. If it doesn't, you can try a different sample or search and boost a top frequency that adds more "click" and sounds good to your ears. That alone could get the kick to cut through.


    Tbh I'm still not sure what "glue" means (it seems really abstract), so I'd say they are a tad too in your face. Try lowering them a little, start with 2-3db, and automate the volume at the choruses and wherever you feel you need more power to them.
     

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