The OFFICIAL "Please Check Out My Mix/ Music" Thread
#2761
29th February 2012
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I loved the groove. The mix sounded muddy in the lower mids.




I like the sample. Rapper reminds me of Eminem. Mix is a bit muddy.
which part did you find muddy?

thx
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29th February 2012
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#2763
29th February 2012
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#2764
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Here are a couple of tracks I recently mixed for a friend.
I love whatever you did on the lead vocals. Awesomeness
#2765
29th February 2012
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Originally Posted by Dkelloway View Post
which part did you find muddy?

thx
To be honest its really just the bass. Seems to get a little heavy in the 1-2k range when the other vocals come in in the chorus as well.

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I love whatever you did on the lead vocals. Awesomeness
To be honest I didn't have to do much and it surprised me. I literally just high passed to around 100-150 depending on which song. cut about 2-3 db at 600, same at 2.7k ish because her mic was a little harsh in that register. Speaking of mic she recorded at her house using a sterling audio st51 into a presonus firebox . . . . . . . needless to say I was quite surprised at how little I had to do.
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29th February 2012
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To be honest I didn't have to do much and it surprised me. I literally just high passed to around 100-150 depending on which song. cut about 2-3 db at 600, same at 2.7k ish because her mic was a little harsh in that register. Speaking of mic she recorded at her house using a sterling audio st51 into a presonus firebox . . . . . . . needless to say I was quite surprised at how little I had to do.
Thats awesome. I wish I was put in more situations like that! But again, great job.
#2767
29th February 2012
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To be honest its really just the bass. Seems to get a little heavy in the 1-2k range when the other vocals come in in the chorus as well.
Thanks for the honest feedback.
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29th February 2012
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To be honest its really just the bass. Seems to get a little heavy in the 1-2k range when the other vocals come in in the chorus as well.



To be honest I didn't have to do much and it surprised me. I literally just high passed to around 100-150 depending on which song. cut about 2-3 db at 600, same at 2.7k ish because her mic was a little harsh in that register. Speaking of mic she recorded at her house using a sterling audio st51 into a presonus firebox . . . . . . . needless to say I was quite surprised at how little I had to do.
I'm no engineer - That being said i really liked her voice and tone. I beleived her which is the biggest issue with music i hear today.
#2769
29th February 2012
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BCFoolin

Thats awesome. I wish I was put in more situations like that! But again, great job.
Yea man. I wish I could get some guitar, bass, and drum tracks in here that were recorded essentially perfectly.

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I'm no engineer - That being said i really liked her voice and tone. I beleived her which is the biggest issue with music i hear today.
I'll pass the message on. She's definitely an artist who I believe in.
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Thanks for the honest feedback.
No problem. Just to clarify the bass itself is muddy. The vocals are what get a little heavy in the 1-2k range.
#2770
1st March 2012
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New Chune

Here's a link to my most recent track:

http://soundcloud.com/rightangletriangle/chalk-tides

Any feedback, including animosity, is welcome.

Personally, I'm unsure about the conflation of foregrounded guitar against a reverb drenched synthetic backdrop.

Thanks for your time,

Safez
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2nd March 2012
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2nd March 2012
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Whatsup! This is my iStandard submission. Trying to get in for the boston comp.

Not finished yet, sorry about that.

No quantize for my first time

http://soundcloud.com/mitchgeist/ist...ission-1-rough
I'm gonna tell you right now, that's gonna be a hard press for the iStandard cats. Too repetitive and when it does change with the introduction of the synth lead it sounds too sweet for an underground kind of chopped up sample joint. It's disconnected.

So, that totally makes me sound like an asshole. But I feel confident about what I'm saying and would rather see you frustrated then going in without the right gloves on.
#2773
2nd March 2012
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Yea man. I wish I could get some guitar, bass, and drum tracks in here that were recorded essentially perfectly.
Singer is the real deal for sure. If there's budget I can make the guitar bass and drums happen. And would love doing it!
#2774
2nd March 2012
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I'm gonna tell you right now, that's gonna be a hard press for the iStandard cats. Too repetitive and when it does change with the introduction of the synth lead it sounds too sweet for an underground kind of chopped up sample joint. It's disconnected.

So, that totally makes me sound like an asshole. But I feel confident about what I'm saying and would rather see you frustrated then going in without the right gloves on.
No I appreciate the advice! I can see where your coming from. I wasn't necessarily thinking underground on this but i do appreciate the feed.
#2775
2nd March 2012
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No I appreciate the advice! I can see where your coming from. I wasn't necessarily thinking underground on this but i do appreciate the feed.
The other thing is: hooks. They're gonna want to hear hooks.
#2776
2nd March 2012
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Yeah, the synth lead was supposed to be the start of the hook. I need more elements.
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Whatsup! This is my iStandard submission. Trying to get in for the boston comp.

Not finished yet, sorry about that.

No quantize for my first time

IStandard Submission 1 (ROUGH MIX/DRAFT) by mitchgeist on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
I took part in a iStandard comp this past November, took the runner up spot. They are a great group of guys who even went the extra mile for me personally by hooking me up with a LA production company who was seeking some producers/songs.

Storyville is on point with his advice. You gotta make your 1 minute snippet hit them in the face. Show off your production abilities rather than your ability to make a 4 bar beat that simply loops over and over.

Despite it being a hip hop heavy event, I only played 1 hip hop track. The other 4 were a dance, jazzy-rock, pop and an electro track.

You only have 5 minutes to make your mark up there so don't waste it on repetition.
#2778
2nd March 2012
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Thanks for advice. In general did you like the beat/mix?
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2nd March 2012
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Thanks for advice. In general did you like the beat/mix?
Yes I did, nice groove and you've got the framework there to do some cool stuff with it.
#2780
2nd March 2012
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Thank you. I just struggle with figuring out where to take things once they are at this point
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2nd March 2012
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3rd March 2012
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would love some feedback from anyone on this mix - i didnt make the beat or track the vox, but did the mix for it. however, the piano outro was written and played by me.

i did end up beefing up a couple things that were needed the kick was real thin and flimsy, a little too "electric" feeling and it didnt have a nice top end, nor a nice cushiony bottom end so i enhanced that a little. the 808bass/sub line was also really really weak, so i doubled it w/ a sine wave to beef up the sub frequencies... tried to use a little distortion on a send to bring out the tops of 808 so you could hear it on say laptop speakers but i dont think i nailed that well, the line came low passed to me so i might need to figure something out when i go back to this later for any final revisions before the EP release.

i kinda feel like the main criticism i have with my own mix is the vocals seem to be maybe a little too even.. like i may have pulled out a bit too much of them, but the vox really arent being hit hard w/ compression at all oddly enough. i think i'll do one more mix for the final EP release and do some macro automation on it to add a little bit more dynamic range.

http://soundcloud.com/raw-life/young-gliss-street-signs-prod
#2784
3rd March 2012
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would love some feedback from anyone on this mix - i didnt make the beat or track the vox, but did the mix for it. however, the piano outro was written and played by me.

i did end up beefing up a couple things that were needed the kick was real thin and flimsy, a little too "electric" feeling and it didnt have a nice top end, nor a nice cushiony bottom end so i enhanced that a little. the 808bass/sub line was also really really weak, so i doubled it w/ a sine wave to beef up the sub frequencies... tried to use a little distortion on a send to bring out the tops of 808 so you could hear it on say laptop speakers but i dont think i nailed that well, the line came low passed to me so i might need to figure something out when i go back to this later for any final revisions before the EP release.

i kinda feel like the main criticism i have with my own mix is the vocals seem to be maybe a little too even.. like i may have pulled out a bit too much of them, but the vox really arent being hit hard w/ compression at all oddly enough. i think i'll do one more mix for the final EP release and do some macro automation on it to add a little bit more dynamic range.

http://soundcloud.com/raw-life/young-gliss-street-signs-prod

There's a couple small things that I think will go a long way. The vocals seem a bit "disconnected" from the rest of the track. There's a big smooth upper mid lift on the vocals, which sounds good, but isn't echoed by any of the other elements which are all more mid-mid focused. On top of that, the top end of the vocal is a little rough. The esses reveal it, there's a rough tone around 4k - like it's flattening out in an annoying way. See if you can notch out that tone - it will smooth out the vocal, and help it blend in to the track better.

Match your reverbs. The snare verb, the string verb, and the vocal delay and ambiance. They aren't really blending. Solo them and eq them to sound cohesive.

I think the vocals are plenty strong, some of the other elements aren't quite jumping. Automate those strings to exaggerate their movement - you'll get a lot more breadth out of the track with no sacrifice to your overall headroom. The snare needs to pop more. Whatever 2-track stuff is going on is like a blanket over the track and seems to be holding some of the upper mid elements back a bit. Like the piano has a really interesting tone, but the treble of it sounds subdued. Some kind of saturation plug on the master bus? I like it on the piano, just not on everything.

Yeah, the top end of that kick is like non-existant. More than enough bottom, not enough top. You can dub in your own "attack" kick if one doesn't exist. Again you'll get a lot more "bigness" without actually losing any headroom.


EDIT: Also, in general for vocal eq - think subtractive. Look at what you're not boosting and cut that, rather than making lots of boosts. You'll find it's a) smoother sounding, (b) becomes a lot more revealing how much eq you actually need. Obviously if you want a boost then boost - but you some dense tones in that vocal that I'd be inclined to pull out.
#2785
3rd March 2012
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#2786
4th March 2012
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Me and my homie Byron The Aquarius did a jam session today.

This is how it turned out.


"The Night Before.." (Produced By Oh4! & Byron The Aquarius)
http://soundcloud.com/analogdivision/the-night-before-produced-by

He's pretty damn good on the keys. He basically freestyled each instrument. I just did the drums and used Deniece Williams - "Free" sample and put it in reverse and added this weird filter to it.



Enjoy.
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4th March 2012
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4th March 2012
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Me and my homie Byron The Aquarius did a jam session today.

This is how it turned out.


"The Night Before.." (Produced By Oh4! & Byron The Aquarius)
http://soundcloud.com/analogdivision/the-night-before-produced-by

He's pretty damn good on the keys. He basically freestyled each instrument. I just did the drums and used Deniece Williams - "Free" sample and put it in reverse and added this weird filter to it.



Enjoy.
feeling this. really dope ambient, glitchy vibe.

Followed you on sc.
#2789
4th March 2012
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Super cool - good mix too. I don't know if I'd compare it to aids though... very odd...
#2790
4th March 2012
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Super cool - good mix too. I don't know if I'd compare it to aids though... very odd...
LOL the comments, don't get me started. Can't bite the hand that feeds. Thanks appreciate it
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