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Description : This is my stab at the mix competition. I am a total noob at mixing so let me know what im doing wrong. Thx ..

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  1. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Mon 22nd Sep 2014 - 4 years ago

    Hey Kevin, first let me say thank you for jumping in the competition with both feet. I would have to echo what Orlando and Alex said. Perhaps a bit too much reverb and a focus on the higher end leaves the bottom end a little light for my tastes. Some of the stems in this one had quite a bit of reverb on them (the acoustic guitars), so it is easy to muddy things up with them.

    As Orlando stated, it isn't about winning, but about trying something different and seeing what happens. For this to be only your second attempt at mixing and mastering, I would say you did really well. It truly is an artform in itself, and something that all of us struggle with on a daily basis. I think overall you did a good job considering the many challenges this track presented. Well done my friend. I hope all is well.

    Bear

  2. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Mon 22nd Sep 2014 - 4 years ago

    hi LSD, I do not think that there's really something to improve there. Your version is just different from the SBM one. You're giving only more priority to the piano (which I like) in the first part, to the waves and FX (too bad with the guitars) in the interlude. The last part (and also the very last one) sounds quite spacey and dreamy with a lot of reverb provided from the original samples... But there's far too much reverb added there so you have to simply cut up the recording like this at the end instead of just let the sounds melt away naturally...
    hope its useful,
    Alex

  3. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Sun 21st Sep 2014 - 4 years ago

    Hello Kevin...first I have to say it's great you have decided to join the competition and I think all this is not so much about winning or being the best in town, but more about learning and improving mixing and mastering skills through exchanging views, ideas and experiences of fellow Loopermates and at the end of the day it's also about simply having fun.:)
    You're asking what you're doing wrong...as a complete amateur myself (you can also call me noob, hehe)I just don't feel competent to tell you whether you're doing something wrong or right...I can only tell what my ears and senses tell me, or how I percieve your take on this task...
    I must say the beginning is very promissing...clear and bright sounding piano impresses me, as well as just the right amount of reverb... but the transition to acoustic guitars is frankly quite messy and it's probably the most questionable part on the entire track (at the same time I envy you exactly that part cause I wouldn't know how to do it mysef even if I wanted to...lol)...For the rest of the track I would say there's too much emphasis on higher frequency range on one side and obvious lack of lower range on the other, which is even more evident in the third movement. Despite aforementioned shortcomings I still consider this as a clean mix in it's own way and I can only
    congratulate you for making your own contribution to this contest.:)

    All the best_____Orlando

    Livingsoulsdie
    Reply by Livingsoulsdie

    Thank you for the great reply. To be completely honest with you this is actually the second song that I have actually mixed and mastered so I guess I am on the right track. Thank you for letting me know about the low end lacking. On the tiny monitors that i'm using at my house to master its almost impossible to even hear the bass when i'm mixing, even with volume all the way up on the monitors. I think I lacked because I have realized that when I can hear the bass really nicely on my monitors that means its way to high for almost every other sound system lol. I do the make a master and burn it to a cd and listen to it in the car deal because I really am working with junkie monitors. My aim was to bring out more of the high end of this track because that is where I thought most of the life was in this track. I also think that my transition to the acoustic guitars really does suck I think I added way to much reverb and it kind of mudded up that whole transition. anyway Thank you a lot for the reply man !

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