Hey all, we really had a lot of great dialogue and notes comparing on the last competition, so I thought perhaps we should collaborate on the new Lewitt audio contest, Marina & the Kats. I'll go to bat first. I'll also include a link to the contest page to get the multi-tracks. Neo-swing band...
An interesting song - it's got an old, traditional folk-jazz sort'o feel thing but is presented with some contemporary aspects. I didn't want to do a lot of modern processing, so kept it fairly straightforward. The main focus for me was the vocals (a fair bit of volume riding and work to give it a warm, ribbon-mic, styling) and the bass (I didn't like the plinky thing they did at all!). 🙂
Hey Mark, great stereo field. Feels very immersive. I love it.
I'm having trouble thinking of something to offer as constructive feedback, but I've really got nothing!
MAYBE vocal could be tucked back just a little more in the verses? In the second verse in particular, they feel just a little too far ahead. And the "trombone solo" maybe up a little? And maybe the lead guitar fills - automate a little louder during the breaks between vocal lines?
I think you've got a great shot at winning with this mix!