Old 11-13-2017, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Crazy Christmas song, please advise on Mix

(Be warned, this is a really silly song and may be considered NSFW in today's climate)

This is a song I recorded in Reaper (I originally demo'ed it in Audition before I saw the light).
Please take a listen to the mix, as I KNOW how dumb the actual song is and am more interested in the Good/Bad/Ugly of how it sounds sonically:

https://soundcloud.com/bartman68/gra...christmas-2017

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Old 11-13-2017, 08:27 AM   #2
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(Be warned, this is a really silly song and may be considered NSFW in today's climate)

This is a song I recorded in Reaper (I originally demo'ed it in Audition before I saw the light).
Please take a listen to the mix, as I KNOW how dumb the actual song is and am more interested in the Good/Bad/Ugly of how it sounds sonically:

https://soundcloud.com/bartman68/gra...christmas-2017

Many thanks,
Bartolla
Hi Bart, even if technically, it looks very clean to me, and your voice (in the bass frequency especially) is really good, unfortunately, it's not really the kind of sound I'm use to listen to. My favourite was the title which you're good at

If you want returns(I think you'll have), I've made this thread :

Come visit

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=199185

Thanx for sharing, Bye
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:52 AM   #3
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thank you!
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:38 PM   #4
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Hi Bart,

a nice little tune and it sounds really fine. Sung very well with a fantastic voice! I have 2 little remarks on it:

I kinda stumbled a bit over the sleigh bell just before the first beat of the tom in the very beginning. You have some reverb on it, but the sound totally breaks off with the first tom-beat. Maybe it would be a bit smoother for the listener, if you let the reverb tail of it ring through.

The other thing is the bell popping up in the right channel at 0:41 (and later) - imho it's a bit too prominent and leaves a sudden hole in high frequencies on the left side. Maybe turning it down a bit would help, and/or broadening its stereo base, so that some of it is perceptible on the left side, too.

But - all in all it was fun to listen to and left me with a smile. And as long as there are earbuds, the risk of listening at work should be manageable

Greetz from Cologne

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:01 AM   #5
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I agree about your suggesting for the sleigh bells at the beginning of the song, when I have time to remix I will experiment with letting the reverb end less abruptly.

I also agree about the harshness of the bells in other places throughout the song.
I'm not very good at mixing and recording so I sometimes have a tendency to "over compensate" with things I feel are getting lost in the mix.
I will definitely experiment with adjusting the levels and making the bells more stereo per your suggestion.

Danke Schoen!
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:39 AM   #6
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Hi Bart,

you're welcome. And don't consider yourself as "not very good at mixing...", the rest of the song is very well done imo.

Greetz,
Sampo
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I also agree about the harshness of the bells in other places throughout the song.
I agree.

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I'm not very good at mixing and recording
I disagree.

And I got a good laugh out of it....
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thank you again.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:53 AM   #9
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I agree.



I disagree.

And I got a good laugh out of it....

Thank you very much, not enough laughter in the world!


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