Originally Posted by caeks
And exactly like the title says, I need critique on my mix (and composition).
If something sounds off, give me suggestions and tips on what to do better - I'm all ears!
Here goes. (I haven't read any other's comments yet, so here's from the hip).
Too much low-end in general. Need some low end HPF cuts on just about everything.
Snare needs some work, it's too short and too much pop.
Kick transients are too much, which is why it lacks definition in the low end. I'll bet you wanted to bring its volume up more but couldn't because of its sharp transient hit? Use a compressor and play with the attack and release, and cut out some of its low end to make room for the bass.
Can barely hear the hi-hat, if that's what it is.
Might experiment with the panning scheme more, i.e., high frequency instruments panned outside, low frequency instruments closer to center.