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old song, new mix, biased ears

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by FIXXXER, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. FIXXXER

    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    just finished tracking for an old song i could just not get right in the past.
    speaking of not right, this is like the sixth or seventh re-recording but i'm
    getting close to what's in my mind, even i have changed the song from
    version to version.

    i could really use some fresh ears now, i feel like the distorted guitars could need some more balance, then again i really like the tone.

    most important, how is the bass, or lowend in general sounding!?
    it's the first time i used headphones only to mix a track so i am not sure
    about anything :lol:

    any feedback welcome! :)

    TRACK@DROPBOX

    cheers
    FIX

    PS: not my best song for sure, but somehow i can't let go of this...
     
  2. FIXXXER

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    so bad, haha? :lol:
     
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    I think the low end is really good! Well, at least the bass is etremely stable. Is it a midi-bass? :D
    Only thing with it is that as it is so clean it doesn´t blend well with the guitars, you could use a "grit" bass track.
    Might be hard to get right if it is a midi bass :) Drums too seem a bit separated from the rest but that´s a quite basic
    issue with midi drums. I would maybe push them a bit back with some reverb to get the guitars appear closer to you, should help
    with the blend thing too.
    The guitars sound nice to me!
     
  4. FIXXXER

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    thanks for the fedback man!
    you're right on the bass, i already have a grit track but lowered it in the mix as it iteferred with the clean parts too much.
    i guess i need to automate the grid track or something like that. the bass is real though! :)
     
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    I'd lower the drums and rise guitars. Well... overall sound is good but drums are too high on the mix and too bright. I don't like the snare sound either. By lowering the drums I believe it would improve a lot.
     
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    +1 on changing the snare sound. Its got this high frequency cheapness/nastiness to it and needs more room sound/power to stick out and it would fill the mix out more and bring it more alive.
     
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    i think i have a hi pass on the snare, i'll remove it and see if it brings any improvement,
    so far i'm with you guys, the snare is really "sharp" more looking for a "fat" snare.

    hows the lowend in general? tried to tame the bass but well, it's a wild beast...

    thanks for the feddback so far guys! :)
     
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    Listening on monitors now and not headphones (treated room) The low end is nice to me. Take the treble blast off the snare with a lpf and add some room verb to it. Make that hoe crack. I like the mix all in all. This song reminds me of daylight dies style "no reply" album which is my favorite album by them.
     
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    thanks man, glad you like it! :)
    i'll rework the snare asap and hopefully i'll be able to add some vocals, i'm not the best singer though...
     

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