Academy Dashboard Forum 2021 - Productions Alaina Blair - "Love it Or Leave It" - Mixed by Di-Mitrij

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  • #94755
    Di-Mitrij
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    Hello everyone!
    This song is just fire! 🙂 As soon as I heard it, I immediately decided that I would start mixing it! Even the number of multitracks (62) didn't scare me away :)) The song was mixed completely by ITB. In fact, the number of tracks, both vocal and instrumental, played into the hands: Changing the effects, for example, on vocals during the song, made it possible to diversify its sound, which saves the listener from monotony. I mean transitions, as well as vocals, in places absolutely dry, in places with distortion, and in places with sweeping delays. I enjoyed the mixing! Hopefully, when you listen, you will like it too!:) I would be very glad to receive your comments,and constructive review. Thanks in advance!

    https://soundcloud.com/user-594181650/alaina-blair-love-it-or-leave-it-mixed-by-di-mitrij

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    #94811
    Barry Caudill
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    Sounds great! Vocal might be a bit too up front? Also maybe a little more snap or click to the kick drum.

    #94921
    Di-Mitrij
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    Hi Barry!

    Thank you so much,and i am glad,that you like it!

    As for the vocals: the instruments are quite wide apart in the panorama, and therefore, if you listen to the song in mono, it may seem that the vocals are dominant, but if you listen on monitors or headphones (I listened on everything I could, - and in the car too), - I like the balance of vocals and instruments (it does not fall out of the context). If you listen to the song I mixed (Marc, Steve, Pete, Jamie, Warren - Let Me Entertain You (Cover), - here the same sound story.
    As for the drums, I wanted from the kick not so much a click, but as a "retro" smash, depth and fundamental basis in conjunction with the bass. Although, you are absolutely right: the click gives an even more tangible groove. Here I want to note: starting from the second verse of the song - the kick sounds louder and tighter (since there are a lot of kick tracks in multitracks) - and I understand why: the dynamic transitions of the verse and chorus are very contrast - and therefore the number of percussion tracks, as well as vocal tracks, are very well thought out when recording.
    Thank you so much for your comment - in any case, some things are heard better with a fresh ear, and this is very important for me. Thank you so ever much!

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    #94926
    Adem
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    You're right about the song, FIRE! I would like to have heard a little more of those lead licks from the guitar, but great low end overall in my opinion. Vocals my be a little to big in the big parts but it had me dancing in my seat.

    #94931
    Di-Mitrij
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    Hi,Adem,

    If the Vocals had you dancing in your seat, - it´s already good sign,and a compliment for my mix :))

    As for the Lead - guitar, -  you are absolutely right - it would turn up the heat especially on the repeat of the chorus at the end of the song, to give it variety and completeness. But my eyes got lost in 62 multitracks and the Lead guitar went out of attention: (I even had an idea to add my own guitar part at the end of the song, but I was simply afraid to break the established balance of all elements of the mix, although automation of the volume of the Lead guitar on the choruses would have been enough But, as known, good thoughts comes always after .. But it's good that they do come :)) Therefore, here I completely agree with you! And thank you so much for your comment! 🙂

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    #94939
    Adem
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    Wow, 62 tracks, yeah. I just did my first mix for FF and it was only like 10. Baby steps lol.

    #94940
    Di-Mitrij
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    Di-Mitrij
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    #94943
    Di-Mitrij
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    #94944
    Di-Mitrij
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    Something like this..:)

    #94991
    Barry Caudill
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    Yeah everyone's ears are different and that's why there isn't just one person mixing ALL the songs. 🙂 Great job! I'm a Reaper guy too but I do not like to have multiple rows of faders in the mix window especially if you still have to scroll for some of the tracks. That messes with my brain way too much. I use folders and color-coding to help keep control of all the tracks.

    #95013
    JST-Studios
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    Aloha Di-Mitrij, listen to your Mix my ears and my taste for music telling me this: The vocal effects are all nice but my feel is a bit overdone.  Earcandy is fine but to give too much stereo field and flanges in one time again and again is also boring and more enoying than helps. But is my taste for it:=)  You try to give snare and kick volume and umpf but in opposite you reverb all the others stuff that the full soundmix is to thin now. May think about a reconfiguration. The guitar and bass drive the song. And that is not longer the case in your mix. Too much earcandy and thats miss lead you to the drive of the song and groove in it. -Hope that  helps ya a bit -

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