Originally Posted by Trell Blaze
Actually it HAS been mastered. I could post the unmastered version if anyone is interested in what it sounded like. The M.E. told me that the mix was good enough that he didn't do much at all.
Cool. It obviously has that "finished" sound across the frequency spectrum. It could have been that way before mastering but there is an obvious professional balancing of frequencies there. Smooth.
But this - "Often it seems that people worry too much about the gear and not enough about the actual music." - is what bothers me so much about so many people. They've convinced themselves that there's no way possible you can make great music unless you have eight 3000.00 preamps and a 9000.00 mic. Don't get me wrong...i'd LOOOVE to have all that but it's simply not possible for me right now. All I can do is make the best music I can possibly make.
The best thing I ever did was just get the heck out of the way of the music (egotistical engineers always think they have to impart their flavor on something instead of just mixing the song, I had that issue some years ago) and (specifically) stop using so many plugins.
It's harder to know what NOT to do than it is to know what to do.
Anyway, thanks for the compliments. Not sure exactly which singer you were talking about but the 1st verse was one of the group members (Ceddy Boi) and the 2nd verse & hook is me...as well as additional BG vox in the 3rd verse.
I was mostly talking about the singer in the first verse but all of the singers are very good. I mentioned "the singer" to say that as soon as the vocals came in he was dead on target. I knew I was gonna like it in the first few seconds.