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Old 6th June 2011
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Hahaa.. I really don't really like rap but I felt the attitude in that one.
good looks. definitely got an edgy vibe

had a lot of fun making, recording and mixing this track!
Old 6th June 2011
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Think i gotta pretty decent mix here, easy on the ears, scored a 12 in dynamic range on the TT DR meter. My only question is, should i add more low end to the vox? Not sure if they have too much "Air" in them, I have them sitting right where I want them spacial wise. Just dont know if I should cut the highs a bit, and add some low end.

Please respond, and I will return the favor of feedback thanks.

Goddamn, this is painful on headphones.
The chorus vocals have WAY too much high end, and so do lots of crashes and cymbals. The main vocals are reasonable - I'd still tone down the high end a bit.
Old 7th June 2011
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couldnt sleep...
just screwing around in reason

Old 8th June 2011
  #1594
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Found an Arabic song. Chopped and tweaked.

Would like critique on the mix and the joint in general.

Thx and Peace.
Nice grooves. The drum fills sound too low in the mix.
Old 8th June 2011
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Not quite done with this joint. Gotta freak that breakdown with the horns some way. I can hear The Game all over this. Took a sample and chopped it up pretty good.

The Usual, Please. (Daily Serving of Raw) - SOULFUL BANGER... again

Old 8th June 2011
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Branching out?

I've been messing with some Brazilian jazz to give my hip hop beats a unique sound. Let me know what you guys think.

Old 9th June 2011
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rotfl I recorded this one 4 years ago when I *obviously* was still using a $10 mic - but its very different, I kinda like it

I didn't even remember I had it until i was going thru all my old track....



at least back when I use to think those vox sounded good I spent a lot less money on gear...
Old 9th June 2011
  #1598
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Coming from my album 09-10-11...... Something very personal to me

Old 9th June 2011
  #1599
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Dead man walking

Hey everyone, wondering if you can check this mix out and tell me wat u tink!
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Old 9th June 2011
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rotfl I recorded this one 4 years ago when I *obviously* was still using a $10 mic - but its very different, I kinda like it

I didn't even remember I had it until i was going thru all my old track....



at least back when I use to think those vox sounded good I spent a lot less money on gear...
haha Pink Panther.....I like the beat. U make it?
Old 9th June 2011
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I did some mixing and the mastering. How can I improve this? Thanx.
Nice joint. Decent mix, but the vocals sound stuffy, like recorded in a closet.

If some more work is done on the vocal mix, this thing will be spiffy.

Peace.
Old 10th June 2011
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is my mixing getting better or worse? heh

Better. But your vocals don't sound so hot. Sounds like CHEAP GEAR. Get that mic out the corner of your room.
Old 10th June 2011
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haha Pink Panther.....I like the beat. U make it?
Yeah, I think I took a midi file of it and chopped it up, put in my own samples/instruments and fuxed the drums. I think back then I was more creative (was more high, thats for sure) heh
Old 10th June 2011
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Better. But your vocals don't sound so hot. Sounds like CHEAP GEAR. Get that mic out the corner of your room.
Really? Well, I did say *mix*

That was actually tracked with the AT2020 with the Digital MPA2 ... so ... pretty much a $300 pre with a $120 mic heh

And it wasn't in the corner ... but all of my room is pretty terrible acoustically.

I guess there is no way to 'refix' a vocal but I can probably make it sound a little better with more fuxing ... I'v been trying to get my homie back over to finish some unfinished tracks but he pretty much dropped off the map.
Old 10th June 2011
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Ok. I thought I'd throw up some work I did a few years back. It was a remix I produced and mixed in my place. I was using DP at the time (now on LP) and all vocals were recorded at other studios:

Old 10th June 2011
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Here is one more going back a few years. This started out as just and rough instrumental idea I had sketched out. Had a rapper from either NC or SC who wanted to use it. He recorded the vocals with his own set up so there wasn't much I could do about the phone-like quality they had. Then I just built the track around his rap.

Old 10th June 2011
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Really? Well, I did say *mix*

That was actually tracked with the AT2020 with the Digital MPA2 ... so ... pretty much a $300 pre with a $120 mic heh

And it wasn't in the corner ... but all of my room is pretty terrible acoustically.

I guess there is no way to 'refix' a vocal but I can probably make it sound a little better with more fuxing ... I'v been trying to get my homie back over to finish some unfinished tracks but he pretty much dropped off the map.
Maybe the vocal treatment in the mix was the problem? Then again, the 2020 while not bad is not exactly top of the line, and I'm not up on the MPA2 - and bad room acoustics.... hmmm.... have to hear the raw vocal to know.
Old 10th June 2011
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Better. But your vocals don't sound so hot. Sounds like CHEAP GEAR. Get that mic out the corner of your room.
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Really? Well, I did say *mix*



And it wasn't in the corner ... .
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Maybe the vocal treatment in the mix was the problem? .
interesting...I didn't find the vocals that bad at all..mix sounds fine to me...
Old 10th June 2011
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interesting...I didn't find the vocals that bad at all..mix sounds fine to me...
I would disagree, but that's because I made it! heh
I don't think I would be personally satisfied until it sounds like Dr. Dre mixed it ...
I think it sounds 'reasonable' - the lower end is a little lacking though.

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have to hear the raw vocal to know
Since I think this is the second time you've said something to that effect, I will satisfy your curiosity in hopes you'll be like 'wtf are you doing that for?'

Included is the first verse completely dry, and also the first verse completely wet (including the reverb and chorus send) boosted by 3db after export (didn't use soundcloud because it eats quality)

Chain is 2 tracks (L5 - R3) bussed into one group track
SSLChannel Stereo: 69hz high pass, HF +6.8 db @ 8.99 khz, LMF -2.9 @ 1.57 khz, compressor 7.5:1 ratio, -4.6 threshold, slow attack, 0.15 release
Waves RDeEsser: Range -15.7, Thres -33.9
API-550A Stereo: HF +4 db @ 10khz

also, a small amount of send to waves doubler and verb (it sounds like the mix sample has too much verb, but in the context of the song it sounds ok ...)
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vocals_mix.mp3 (1.28 MB, 69 views)

vocals_dry.mp3 (1.28 MB, 45 views)

Old 10th June 2011
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OK tDot...the thinking here is that what you (and Storyville it seems) dislike about the vox is the "performance"...the sound is fine

The vocal performance is very weak...and that will translate sonically.
Old 10th June 2011
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OK tDot...the thinking here is that what you (and Storyville it seems) dislike about the vox is the "performance"...the sound is fine

The vocal performance is very weak...and that will translate sonically.
heh I'm the one on the 2nd verse, so there's not much I can do about the first.
I thought that was one of his better performances to be honest...
Old 10th June 2011
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heh I'm the one on the 2nd verse, so there's not much I can do about the first.
I thought that was one of his better performances to be honest...
not trying to be harsh...just think that it doesn't make too much sense to beat a mix to death if there isn't room for improvement...I think the mix is good actually...vox, as I said, aren't killer...but mix wise, I think you are good...all the great stuff you want to sound like...is produced to perfection...A killer song...killer delivery and thus the ability to have a killer mix.


Don't let Storyville beat down your mixing skills...sounds like you got ears to me
Old 10th June 2011
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Not quite done with this joint. Gotta freak that breakdown with the horns some way. I can hear The Game all over this. Took a sample and chopped it up pretty good.

The Usual, Please. (Daily Serving of Raw) - SOULFUL BANGER... again

dope.....agreed with Game vision
Old 10th June 2011
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"What Should We Do" - Soulful Hip-Hop Banger.


I just left the vinyl sound from the sample in it. Probably remove it upon further mixing. Enjoy and let me know what you guys think.
dear lord.....YES.

uuuuuugh! super feeling this one.
Old 10th June 2011
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Ok. I thought I'd throw up some work I did a few years back. It was a remix I produced and mixed in my place. I was using DP at the time (now on LP) and all vocals were recorded at other studios:

dope....sounds great to me.

what did you make the beat with?
Old 10th June 2011
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Here is one more going back a few years. This started out as just and rough instrumental idea I had sketched out. Had a rapper from either NC or SC who wanted to use it. He recorded the vocals with his own set up so there wasn't much I could do about the phone-like quality they had. Then I just built the track around his rap.

the vocal quality insults the quality of the beat......I wouldn't stand for it if it were my beat!
Old 10th June 2011
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Track I wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed w/ my buddy playing live bass. Let me know what u think! And any questions, just ask!
this go hard for this type of song. Could hear this in a club or on the radio......only thing I don't like and am not feeling is the part in the hook where it goes "the bounce, the bounce - the bounce - the bounce " .......found that part wack.

Sidenote: I am also feeling your avatar
Old 10th June 2011
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analyse this sonically and tell me if you think it's perfect or if not, how you think I could make it perfect and with what adjustments!

thnx!
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Old 11th June 2011
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analyse this sonically and tell me if you think it's perfect or if not, how you think I could make it perfect and with what adjustments!

thnx!
Well, since *you* think I know how to mix heh

I think the bass kicks are a little too heavy in the sub freq's - I'd drop the EQ on them a bit (not much!)

I think the vox are a little low - but I also think they've had a little too much taken off the low end of them. I'd try decreasing the low cut on the vox (maybe the chorus should just be a tad louder - I like cutting chorus low end lots more than the vox) which may add enough volume on its own without actually increasing the track volume.

Also, I like the echo on the bass synth, but I think it would sound better if you put a low pass filter on the echo (maybe around 1-3khz?) - just so the echo sounds darker and doesn't sound as 'big' as the main.

Also I guess, the chimes sound a little loud - I would say the brightness is perfect, just a little on the loud side (again, only by a small amount)

Other than that, mix sounds close to perfect!
Old 11th June 2011
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I need a new ****ing preamp
Anyways, rage aside,

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