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23rd October 2012
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FEEDBACK NEEDED! (Hip-Hop)

just finished this song today. I'm not happy with this mix. can't put my finger on it though. I think I need to work on my delivery too. please take a listen and give me your criticism. trying to improve myself as an artist and an engineer.
http://soundcloud.com/d2warren/grind
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It sounds like nothing has low-end except the kick/bass. Needs some serious de-essing, too. Don't be afraid to keep some low-mids in the mix, specifically the vocals and snare. Could use the ears of a mastering engineer, too...
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I made a few changes. tell me what you think. it's the same link above. ^^^ I have a premium account on SoundClound which allows me to replace files that I upload while maintaing the same link and stats. I recommend everyone gets a premium account on SC.
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also, I'm trying to identify where it is that I need to improve. when you listen to my vocals, do any of you guys think that my compression or EQ should be adjusted?
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and can anyone give me tips on how I can improve my vocal layers
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It sounds like your mixing in the blind. The highs are either extremely emphasized in the mix or the bass has been accentuated far too much.

Are you using a similar style reference track whilst playing it back at an equal loudness for comparative purposes when mixing? (so you know your heading in the right direction) This might help a lot if you are not doing so already.

As said EQ wise I would go back off on the high end. Either you are cutting too much low or boosting too much High.

Cool track though! :D
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