Old 11-22-2022, 01:31 PM   #1
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Here's a track of my forthcoming 4-track ep, "The Master's Plan" about to be released early 2023 .

Just hit me with anything ; Yes, I know the Overheads / Room Mics pump . There's also possibly too much stuff going on (I've tried editing / muting) and the mix is quite heavy / muddy, I guess . ():: .

I have this Focusrite VRM Box, that I have not yet put to use . For mixing I'm using Presonus Eris E3.5 active monitors and AKG K271 MkII headphones . On the plugin side of things I'm mainly using UAD - plugins .

So, just give me some feedback ... I'll try to bear with it, good or bad . (((:::

Mix without mastering ;

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bog...usp=share_link

Version mastered with CloudBounce

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_r...usp=share_link

EDIT : new mastered version, with further mixing, tweaking, etc . Also re-did the drums ; this time I used the Mesh-version of my TAMA RockStar - Kit . The earlier drums we're recorded with regular drum-heads . I tried to do some more panning in add to those there was before .

Some more comments and Thank You all for your feedback and time so far (so good, so what) (((:::

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wdO...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 11-23-2022, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi, first of all, you should give the vocal part a treatment with Melodyne or Autotune. The vocal part is always the most important part of the song and the pitch should just sit right. Even ReaTune can help a lot in that respect.
Just go on ....
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Old 11-23-2022, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hi ...

Here's a track of my forthcoming 4-track ep, "The Master's Plan" about to be released early 2023 .

Just hit me with anything ; Yes, I know the Overheads / Room Mics pump . There's also possibly too much stuff going on (I've tried editing / muting) and the mix is quite heavy / muddy, I guess . ():: .

I have this Focusrite VRM Box, that I have not yet put to use . For mixing I'm using Presonus Eris E3.5 active monitors and AKG K271 MkII headphones . On the plugin side of things I'm mainly using UAD - plugins .

So, just give me some feedback ... I'll try to bear with it, good or bad . (((:::

Mix without mastering ;

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bog...usp=share_link

Version mastered with CloudBounce

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_r...usp=share_link

- BOne -.
Hey BOne, I listed to a short part of the Master first and it was so compressed it was hard to listen to it. It totally lacks in dynamics.

Thinking that the lack of dynamics was in the overly compressed master, when I listened to the mix it also lacks in dynamics. It's coming at you at basically one level.

I love your song, the performance is very good. You've basically got it, but it needs some automation to give it some dynamics. In places the piano is just right there in your face, or seems like it. I like the piano and what you're doing, it just needs some attention to levels.

I think you have a very good song here, it just needs to be mixed properly. that's my humble opinion anyway.
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:55 PM   #4
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Good song!
At this stage you should forget about mastering and concentrate on the mixing process. I can hear the overprocessing now. Also, almost all the instruments sound in the middle of the panorama, which creates clutter.
I think you should start by removing all processing from all the tracks - now the sound is destroyed by processing.
Next step: put each instrument in its place using level and panorama faders. I believe that after that, the mix will sound better than it does now.
Then you can carefully add plug-ins.

Good luck!

By the way, I also use AKG271mk2.
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