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Feedback on this mix?

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by paledecay, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. paledecay

    paledecay New Metal Member

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    Hey guys,
    been working on a new song for my band.
    I feel it's leaps and bounds over the previous things I've done as far is mixing is concerned. Would love some critique/feedback on the mix.

    Same as always, guitars are HD500 -> UX2 -> DAW.
    Bass is DI.
    Drums are played by my drummer.
    Vocals were recorded in my singer's basement with his motu.

    https://soundcloud.com/paledecay/remnant_withvox_take1

    Thanks and happy new year!
     
  2. shreddster

    shreddster New Metal Member

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    Sounds great, man! I'm still green as far as mixing goes, and I can't find anything glaringly off with this mix.

    There are only a few things I would personally change to suit my own tastes. I think the bass is sitting a little too far towards the middle frequency range and I'd move it to the far left to accentuate/fatten the low end.

    Was there a room mic for the drums? I'd bring it up. Mix doesn't sound 'organic' enough to me if that makes sense.

    Finally, not sure if it's just me, but the choruses don't seem to be much more prominent than the verses, which creates a bit of a monotony throughout the song. Maybe turn up the guitars and cymbals a little during the choruses? Just a thought.

    Good luck. I'm sure more experienced engineers could help you better than I could. :D

    Also, I'd beef out the kick and the snare a bit more. Maybe boost the mids.

    Finally, I'd increase the volume on the vocals.
     
  3. xianhatesyou

    xianhatesyou New Metal Member

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    Sounds like the vocals may have been recorded with an SM7b through a Crane Song Flamingo pre. Am I right?
     
  4. paledecay

    paledecay New Metal Member

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    Hi, thanks for the response.
    Updated the track. This is going to be our final "demo" version of the song.

    https://soundcloud.com/shivastone/remnant_demo

    Getting the bass right is definitely still a big work in progress for me.
    Same with vocals lol.
    Did some changes to the vocals and they seem to sit better and you should hear a difference between the verses, chorus, bridges and ending.

    I did bring the room mic and ambient mics up a good bit also on the drums.

    I think the overall end mix is much cleaner and better sounding overall.
     
  5. xianhatesyou

    xianhatesyou New Metal Member

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    I think you need to make the vocals sit in the mix better, but maintain the volume. Maybe use a distressor or some mild distortion on the lead track and blend the delays in the background.


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