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July 4, 2020 at 8:21 am #77048SergeParticipant
Hi Patrick, I listened to your mix, everything seems good, but I wanted to add a little bit of the middle and clean up the high ones on the cymbals a little bit, in places it crumbles, probably due to excessive saturation. Overall, I liked the mix.July 4, 2020 at 8:22 am #77049Chris KnowlesParticipant
First off, a summary observation, this is levelled and balanced really nicely!! (made me a little jealous 🙂 )
There were only a few things that I noticed: everything sounds a little dry except for the harmony vocals in the Primary Bridge which seemed really soft and then when you brought the verb up they were a little washed-out. I think I got what you were going for but it was a little confusing to me when contrasted with the lead vocals in the same part.
The guitar solo is something I can't decide where I sit with - Henning made an interesting comment in his walkthrough about them hardly ever doing a guitar solo and he was a bit ambivalent about it - maybe make it more a tad more present and less wet?
In my opinion, the drums do need some additional depth because they are fairly dry and sound a bit lifeless. The snare drum could benefit from some additional snare verb (Warren did a really cool video on this last week where he uses reverb on a muted snare sample to add some life to the snare hits) and the tom sounds become really dead outside of the intro and outro.
The sound effect you use going into the Primary Bridge was an interesting choice versus using the RiseAndHit you use everywhere else. Not sure if I'm digging that but hey, this is just my opinion 🙂
Well, that's it from beautiful Woodstock GA. Like I said, I really enjoyed listening to your mix (actually listened to it twice!)
Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback!
ChrisJuly 4, 2020 at 8:38 am #77050SergeParticipant
I understand the disadvantages of my mix, but they are exactly what I can not yet adequately resolve, I somehow "float" when working on them. I specifically made the solo more spatial, as it is a continuation of the atmospheric connection with Primary Bridge. On the Primary Bridge input, I just threw automated stereo and equalization filters on the effect.
In General, I wanted to get a complete audio story from start to finish. Unfortunately, I didn't fully reveal my idea, but hidden moments inspire me, such as a small addition of a low growl before the outro, etc.
And Yes, I used only those tracks that were in the archive, all changes and additions are made from them using equalizers, delay, reverb, etc.
Thank you for your feedback.
Have a nice day.
July 4, 2020 at 8:43 am #77052Chris KnowlesParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 years ago by Serge.
Certainly hope I didn't offend you - mixes are unique to the mixer so what I hear may be different from what you hear. My feedback was just from that perspective. If you have time, I'd love to hear your perspective on my mixes as well.
Have a great day and good luck in the contest!
ChrisJuly 4, 2020 at 8:46 am #77053SergeParticipant
Chris, there are no hard feelings at all, I understand everything perfectly and I am happy with the comments, they are the ones that give an impetus to action. 🙂July 4, 2020 at 9:04 am #77054Frozn ColorsParticipant
hello everybody! here's the mix that i submitted. i'm kinda scared that the tone is very harsh - but the reference tracks i used (Bon Jovi - Say It Isn't So which was mixed by Clearmuntain and Springsteen's Radio Nowhere) were bright and i wanted the same tonality. the vocals are loud, as i was aiming for a commercial mix. i'm also scared about the vocals being too bright. maybe because of too much saturation?
honest, brutal feedback will be appreciated. thanks a lot! https://soundcloud.com/frozncolors/campaign-like-clockwork-patiently-frozn-colors-mix
July 4, 2020 at 10:18 am #77061SergeParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 years ago by Frozn Colors.
The vocals jump too far out of the picture, the rest is hidden behind.July 4, 2020 at 10:26 am #77062SergeParticipant
I liked your mix, good work, neat, I still have to grow to this level.July 4, 2020 at 10:58 am #77063SergeParticipant
Chris, I listened to both mixes several times, then in the monitors, then in the headphones and did not immediately understand what was the problem with these mixes for me, they are "cut" cymbals, they are almost not heard. This fact to me, without understanding more of it, I was very confused at first listening this morning.July 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm #77066Chris KnowlesParticipant
Really nice mix man!
I'm wondering now if I'm missing the boat on the amount of presence (more/less) compared with your and Serge's mixes. Anyway, not much to add, I enjoyed listening to it!
ChrisJuly 4, 2020 at 12:09 pm #77067Dan NicholsParticipant
Here is my submission to the competition... i would really appreciate any feedback or thoughts on the mix.
DanJuly 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm #77072Patrik LarssonParticipant
Thank you for the feedback it means A lot, I will check those things for sure.
As far as the guitars they are panned its only Solo guitar and the one in the beginning who´s in center, but I check that to.
Yes it is A bit loud, I usually try to hit -4t o -6dB in headroom in my mixes but for some reason this time I manage to mess that up.
I have good meters I can check, but I got carried away this time.
Tried to lower it with A gain plugin but I thought that messed up the levels A bit, so I don't know really what to do.
Yep I was little lazy with the ending and didn't cut it properly but this is not the final mix.
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