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  • #10352
    Tobi
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      Ooops! Deleted the file.... here's the latest version :

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/6raqy59wusmmdfp/Ghost%20003_mp3_320kbps_Q5.mp3?dl=0

      Varied the snare sound a bit.... cut out the organ and one guitar bit. Other stuff that I can't remember;-)

      Still needs work on levels, more automation etc...

      #10353
      Tobi
      Keymaster

        Anders,

        Like the guitar tones... lot's of lovely delays.

        Nice panning bits... Like the selection of vocal parts too - makes for interesting listening.

        The build after the break is really well done, works very well. Like all the placement in the stereo - lots for the ear to pick out.

        Ending is cool with the quick pan at the very end - very cool!

        Great stuff! Little things... kick maybe a bit 'dead', steam sound effects a little 'hot' ;-). ...dynamics a touch uneven in places... buuut nothing to serious for any mix, let alone a rough mix - really very well done and very far along for a first pass. Crackling good mix!

        #10354
        Anders Isberg
        Participant

          That's a cool take Toby. I like the vocal effects and the drums sound really good. Great choices about what to keep and what to cut. Very creative! The vocal gets a bit lost at the end, the "Nothing I Can Do" line. Really enjoyed it!

          #10418
          Tobi
          Keymaster

            Thanks Anders !

            Latest version :

            https://www.dropbox.com/s/rpazwp6i3tx5z32/Ghost%20004_mp3_320kbps_Q5.mp3?dl=0

            Stripped it right back to just guitars. Cut the middle stop down. Added parallel comp and saturation where necessary.

            Uped the vocal at the end, as you said , it was getting lost. And gave the lead vocals more weight in the final chorus.

            Rebalanced the vocals and guitar in regard to panning.

            Added volume automation to the stereo bus.

            ...need to do some volume automation on individual tracks. Maybe a bit of demudding in the EQ. ...but I think it's pretty much there.

            #10455
            Tobi
            Keymaster

              So... here it is, the submitted version :

              https://www.dropbox.com/s/956lt6c1grb1mrh/Nothing%20I%20Could%20Do%20%28Toby%20Davis%20Mix%29_mp3_320kbps_Q5.mp3?dl=0

              Did a little volume automation this morning. Thought I'd better stop, before I start to screw it up 😉

              #10466
              Marcus Mittil
              Participant

                Anders, thank you very much for listening and giving some feedback! I agree the track turned out a bit too bright, will hopefully get to some fixing this evening or tomorrow. I'll look into some more de-essing, have quite a few instances of Fabfilters Pro-DS on it already but felt like no matter how much I tried I couldn't reduce it enough :/

                Listened to your mix, I really like it. You've got a real knack for mixing/remixing stuff. I like how you changed things up. Very good balance already, will be cool to hear it when you feel it's done. Sounds very clean already!

                #10467
                Marcus Mittil
                Participant

                  Toby, liking your version of the song, as expected. It's still a bit too much on the wet side for me, but as I said this is more a preference thing. I would still have liked the vocals more upfront, but I have friends saying I mix the vocals too up front so I guess it will depend on who you ask 🙂

                  You added some cool extra stuff on the vocals, cool! Liking your snare a lot, and guitars sounds great. Nice work!

                  #10477
                  Tobi
                  Keymaster

                    Thanks Marcus!

                    It is really wet! ...everything is set back in the reverb, waaaay more than I would usually ...but, I like. I think it softens the guitars and stops them overpowering the track.

                    #10494
                    Andrew Mckenzie
                    Participant

                      Better late than never I suppose 🙂 I tried to go for a tighter mix than the original.
                      https://soundcloud.com/amacca-938159740/dont-believe-in-ghosts-nothing-i-could-do-amacca-mix

                      #10498
                      Tobi
                      Keymaster

                        Nice blend of lead vocals and backing.

                        Mix feels really sharp from the get go.

                        Vocals in second verse are a touch boomy at the beginning.

                        Blend and placement of the instruments works really well.

                        The final chorus is a touch flat. Could do with a little build on the second half.

                        Buuuut.... very tight mix. Very well put together.

                        #10537
                        Andrew Mckenzie
                        Participant

                          Thanks Toby, it's hard to know how much to build up Indie tracks I reckon, can't wait to hear the winning mix. 🙂

                          Cheers...Andrew

                          #10558
                          Marcus Mittil
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                            Andrew, very nice! I like the clean feel you have. Maybe the steam and riser things are on the loud side for me, at least the first time they come in (I'm not too much for things like that otherwise though, so maybe that's why).

                            Very nice balance otherwise. I like that you've kept the vocals more on the dry/natural side.

                            Great job!

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