Old 10-23-2021, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Sunday Driving - semi-primative indie rock

Recorded this song over the last week (got a bit of an assist from a friend on the vocals) after messing about with good ol' DADGAD tuning. Any advice on the mix is appreciated - I'm not sure I successfully tamed the bass enough. It's got sort of a 90's indie vibe - maybe Yo La Tengo influences in part.

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Old 10-27-2021, 08:52 AM   #2
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Nice track. I think you've got the vibe you were aiming for. As for the mix... ...I'm no expert at all but I'd say there's nothing seriously wrong with the mix : some might suggest the odd "tweak" but I don't see the need for any major changes.
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:55 PM   #3
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Entertaining song. Sort of indie / pop, to me.

Gotta say, had to strain to make out the lyrics in first couple of verses - the instrumental (guitar?/bass?) melody seems to be matched with the vocal melody. Contrast that to a verse near the end when the instrumentation is intentionally more punctuated - lyrics very clear there.

Not that you should punctuate the earlier section at all - but maybe alter the instrumental melody line, or just tone it down some to keep from competing with the vocal. That 2nd option may be the easier change to make at this point.

Then again, my ears are not the same as other ears (in many ways). BTW, listening through headphones.
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes the verse does double the bass/chord line. I tried a more complex melody but I liked the “basic” approach as a contrast to the chorus. But I can try to separate them more in the mix.
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