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Pls Check Out This Rock Mix - Need Feedback on Balances and Freq

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by MondoLikeMetal, May 10, 2014.

  1. MondoLikeMetal

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    Hey, UMF'rs, I am mixing an 8 song rock CD for a client, and I'm starting with this one called "Away From it All". Could you guys give me some feedback on the mix for elements like balance, bad freq choices, and stereo field placement.
    thanx
     
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    Id pull up a parametric eq ( i think i spelled that right) and literally up the db on a specific frequency and just go up and down the spectrum on each instrument and even the master until you find the bad frequencies. It should become really apparent then and you can just eq accordingly
     
  3. MondoLikeMetal

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    That is something I do all the time, but what I was asking was, if u could listen the song, and let me know what's go or bad about some of my choices, that would help me out, especially since I haven't bought a good pair of headphones yet, and I use low-cost M-Audio monitors.
     
  4. Ich666

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    The guitars sound a bit dull to me, I would probably try to make them sound more crisp. Generally, I think your mix is a bit bottom-heavy, mainly due to the loud volume of the bass, but you could also try a gentle high-shelf. Also the vocals are really quiet and sound a tad boxy (and sound like they are distorted?), IMO they should be carrying the song, so try to make them more prominent. Same goes for the solo, you can safely make that a bit louder.

    Your mix sounds like a good starting point though :)
     
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    The Rhythms are mono? Spread them out 100 - 100!
     
  6. MondoLikeMetal

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    Thanks, I'll be trying some EQ tweaking and repost soon.
     
  7. MondoLikeMetal

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    Took awhile, but I was encouraged by RuflsourusRex to make my rhythm guitar tracks wider. I have Les Paul, and a Schecter, but no Strat, so I went to the pawn shop and bought a Silvertone for 60 bucks, just so I could get different tones at far L/R. I also tightened up a few parts, and mixed through the 2 buss with my new toy (A trail version of Nugen ISL Limiter).
    Please let my know what you think.
    https://soundcloud.com/devon-vonmonster/away-from-it-all-mix-review-vox-up
     
  8. MondoLikeMetal

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    Hey, guys, I got the lead vocals up in the mix, and got rid of some of the low mid mud. Let me know what you think.



    Lyrics to Away From It All

    Race you down the highway
    Babe, you're goin' my way
    She's riding on the divider line a bit
    We've been friends since High School
    Her boyfriend treats her like a fool
    She can't decide if she wants to stay or split

    Her engine's running hotter than Hell
    Emotions running hot as well
    Baby, can I race you for a drink
    That makes her raise an eyebrow
    I'm pulling out in front now
    I pass her by, and she gives me that special wink

    Let me take you away from it all
    Baby, I can take you to the stars for awhile
    When we're laying there and night time starts to fall

    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel alive

    Her boyfriend's abusive
    Makes her elusive
    She got the GTO from her dad
    Pulling over; the shoulder
    She says she wants me to hold her
    I show her that her life just ain't that bad

    Let me take you away from it all
    Baby, I can take you to the stars for a while
    When we're laying there and night time starts to fall

    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel alive

    (Spoken) “Oh, baby
    I've had my eye on you since the very first stop sign
    Ain't been no stopping me since”


    “Let me take you away from it all”

    Baby, I can take you to the stars for a while
    When we're laying there and night time's 'bout to fall

    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel
    I can make you feel alive

    When we're laying there and night time starts to fall

    Let me take you away from it all

    Let me show you a better life

    (Spoken) “Maybe I can take you away as my wife”

    I can take you to the stars for awhile

    Or forever [/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
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  9. Habsburgs

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    Are the vocals one of those japanese vocaloids? Theyre weird as fuck

    what teh fuck :lol: the lyrics are hilarious
     
  10. MondoLikeMetal

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    I'm going to keep polishing this turd until I turn "shit into gold". Made some revisions based on earlier posters. This is the first of 8 songs I'm mixing for a client, so I want to get this (the busier of the 8) right before moving on.
    Help me out pls.
     
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  11. Skrynor

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    Starting to sound good now.. Vocals are weird on newest version...would eq it a bit different - it sounds like it's sung in a cardboard box, bring it down and compress it a tad harder with a nicely tuned attacktime (1176 with medium attack and fast release rocks! followed by a la2 <3)..but that's me
    As it is now the lead vox are floating on top of the rest and doesn't sound like it's a part of the band.
    Backing is too loud imo.
    Synth can be brought down a little
    Rest is sounding nice - guitars on first version tried sucking my brain out of my right ear...wth did you do on that mix?
     

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