Old 02-24-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm *still* working my around Reaper, especially on the mixing side and would appreciate anyone taking a stab at mixing my song. It's a blues/rock instrumental. Here's the particulars about the gear I used:

- Engnater Tweaker amp for solos
- Guitars used: Les Paul Standard (solos), MIM Strat/MIM Tele (rhythm)
- Drums: Pearl Masters Custom Maple kit
- Mic's: SM57 for guitars, Audix for drums
- Scarlett 18i8 audio interface

The only thing I've done so far was add some compression to the guitars.

Also, I'm using the middle pickup on the Les Paul (neck/bridge pickups are about 7), however the final recording has the solos sounding *really* darker than they sounded while I was recording. This is my first attempt at recording my amp as well.

Anyway, any feedback or attempts at mixing is really appreciated!

Link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f5rfxjr9g...4Kn5ctxka?dl=0

Thanks much,
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi
300+MB is too much. Render it to mp3 or something <10MB
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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My bad. I thought people needed the Reaper source files. Here's my song on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/user-847772939/losing-my-shadow
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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Real drums! Nice drum sound but too loud and too dry compared to the guitars.
Guitar never seems to sound te same alone as in a mix!
I record DI signals and use amp sims. That's a blessing for me
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:24 AM   #5
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Nice hearing real drums instead of a VST but yeah, I agree that they should be quieter in the mix. I don't think this style of music requires such "in your face" drums.

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback guys! As I said, I'm still learning my around mixing my songs, so any kind of feedback is appreciated!

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:48 AM   #7
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Nice go!

There's something that says "rehearsal" here for me,
and that's ok.

Forget the gear, focus on the tightness of the playing, songwriting and arranging.

Keep on rocking
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:08 PM   #8
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Nice go!

There's something that says "rehearsal" here for me,
and that's ok.

Forget the gear, focus on the tightness of the playing, songwriting and arranging.

Keep on rocking
I'm okay with it sounding like "rehearsal", since I'm the only one playing all the instruments! :-) I only mentioned the gear because sometimes people want to know how I'm recording.

I appreciate your comments, but they're too general for me to actually learn from. You said concentrate more on "playing, songwriting, and arranging". I'd love to hear more feedback!

Thanks!
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