Old 11-01-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default Song feedback

Hi all,
Just finished mixing a song in Reaper, looking for any tips, feedback, etc.
https://soundcloud.com/user-821594153/no-matter
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2018, 11:01 PM   #2
mschnell
Human being with feelings
 
mschnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 5,951
Default

Great performance.
On Headphones:

I like the direct and natural sound of the voice(s). I also like the positioning of the multiple voices which (to me) unfortunately only is done when the additional voices appear the first time, while later they are just on top of each other.

To me the reverb on the drums sometimes is disturbingly strong.

-Michael
__________________
www.boa-sorte.de

Last edited by mschnell; 11-02-2018 at 02:42 AM.
mschnell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2018, 11:38 PM   #3
MusoBob
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 380
Default

It all sounds good ! I felt it was building up for a solo section that lifts up.
MusoBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2018, 03:16 AM   #4
barrymk
Human being with feelings
 
barrymk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stratford upon Avon UK
Posts: 900
Default

I wish I could engineer that kind of in your face/close up yet perfectly clear sound. Can't fault the performance or production.
__________________
Ageing, failed rockstar lurching from one cup of tea to another with no idea where the next slice of cake is coming from. https://barrykingsbeer.bandcamp.com/
barrymk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2018, 05:20 PM   #5
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default

Thanks very much for listening and for your feedback, very much appreciated!
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 09:59 AM   #6
msundh
Human being with feelings
 
msundh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,384
Default

Great song and mix. I like your voice.
You do hold back your singing. Try to practise on emphazise parts to get it more dynamic.
__________________
Win10 64bit, Core i7 16GB, Focurite 18i8, Schecter Telecaster, Fender Japan Squire Stratocaster, Yamaha AC3R
https://soundcloud.com/mikaelsundh
msundh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 06:40 PM   #7
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default

Thanks very much for listening and for your feedback, totally agree, I will practice on trying not to hold back on vocals
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 11:51 PM   #8
timothys_monster
Human being with feelings
 
timothys_monster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Xalapa, Mexico
Posts: 730
Default

The production is very clean. But the auto-tune seems to not being used as a creative effect but rather to "clean up" the tuning of your singing which is quite tiring after a while. The artefacts are just way too prominent in my opinion.
timothys_monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 03:38 PM   #9
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default

Thanks very much for taking a listen, really appreciate the feedback.
Yes, I used ReaTune to tune my lead and background vocals, I was experimenting and found that setting the attack time to 10 ms created a bit of auto-tune effect, but great feedback that you found it too much, thanks again!
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 10:33 PM   #10
mschnell
Human being with feelings
 
mschnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 5,951
Default

Supposedly Melodyne would offer more sophisticated options for automatic and manually tweaked corrections to find a perfect balance between "errors" and artifacts.

-Michael
__________________
www.boa-sorte.de
mschnell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #11
bobobo
Human being with feelings
 
bobobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 547
Default

kick autotune and learn sing in tune
or sing like .. hmm.. robert plant .. may be
__________________
Quote:
CLA (about volumelevel) : who gives a shit about that, use your damn ears.
tedious reaper stuff
bobobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 06:26 PM   #12
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default

Thanks for the feedback, I've heard of Melodyne but never tried it, will check it out, thanks again!
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:28 AM   #13
RDBOIS
Human being with feelings
 
RDBOIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: It changes
Posts: 1,057
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mschnell View Post
Great performance.
On Headphones:

To me the reverb on the drums sometimes is disturbingly strong.

-Michael
This .
RDBOIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #14
JMTee
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Default

Thanks very much for taking a listen, appreciate the feedback on the drums.
I used Kontakt kit "Abbey Road Drummer" and Kontakt has a mixer on the kit, it was set to "psychedelic", which was basically tons of reverb.
Then I was following a mixing tutorial from Kenny and followed the steps to add some FX to the drum tracks, including reverb, but the drums probably already had enough from the Kontakt mixer.
Thanks again for the feedback!
JMTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.