Criticize my mixing.
Old 25th December 2012
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Criticize my mixing.

Old 25th December 2012
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Criticize.
Old 26th December 2012
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Too much reverb. Not enough low mids. Sub bass is out of proportion. There's some kinda strange compression pumping thing happening when the longer, sustained chords kick in. Hi hats' top end is harsh. Upper bass lacks definition.
Old 26th December 2012
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hats to loud. wouldn't doubt if this was clipping. you need to arrange this a little bit better to in my opinion. Drums get boring for a sampled experimental track. IMO. Like the vibe tho.
Old 26th December 2012
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Good vibe but sounds like drums are a loop.

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Old 26th December 2012
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Thanks guys.
i know for the drums , drums is the hardest for me. nice to have comments from other people than friends, u know how it is.
Adding bass to beats like this give me a hard time because i often find that synths dont sound to good and i have hard time finding samples from other pieces of music that have the same key as the one im playin.
Old 26th December 2012
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Originally Posted by DigginInTheCrate View Post
Thanks guys.
i know for the drums , drums is the hardest for me. nice to have comments from other people than friends, u know how it is.
Adding bass to beats like this give me a hard time because i often find that synths dont sound to good and i have hard time finding samples from other pieces of music that have the same key as the one im playin.
The melody you played sounds a little like ambient music. Try to listen to ambient music.

Hihat is to loud and drums may be a little better and more gain. Try to use a groove on the drums. If you can't use a groove with your daw try this. Use a drum loop or make drums with midi. Use your markers on audio drumloop and place them a little off the grit line to get certain grooves.

Don't think using more reverb than usual like in pop music is bad. A lot of styles are famous because of more reverbs like Shoegase or Dreampop, Reggae Dub and Ambient music.
Old 27th December 2012
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I like the vibe of the beat, definitely has potential.

I agree with some of the comments above though, the track doesn't feel 'warm' enough, like there's some frequencies lacking between the 500-300k mark. Either that, or the high end has been boosted too much.

Keep up the work.
Old 27th December 2012
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The reverb is subjective.

It works for me.

Maybe try applying a low pass filter to the reverb.

Yep, turn that hat down a bit.

Bring that snare up.

The filtering is cool.

Sounds like you tried to use a LPF copy of the sample for the bass parts.

If so, replace that with your own bass playing. You might have to play with the bass pitch to get it to match the sample's.
Old 27th December 2012
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Your mixing sucks.
There you go.
Old 29th December 2012
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seems like the mix fits the track
Old 29th December 2012
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Originally Posted by isawsasquatch View Post
Too much reverb. Not enough low mids. Sub bass is out of proportion. There's some kinda strange compression pumping thing happening when the longer, sustained chords kick in. Hi hats' top end is harsh. Upper bass lacks definition.
Good. Now in proper GS fashion, explain in detail exactly what he should do to fix all those things.

Be specific: ratios, Q's, the whole shebang. Thanks.
Old 30th December 2012
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Good. Now in proper GS fashion, explain in detail exactly what he should do to fix all those things.

Be specific: ratios, Q's, the whole shebang. Thanks.


Not sure what version of GS you've been readin', but what the hell, I'm in a "humor the peanut gallery/feed the trolls" kinda mood this morning.

OK.

Too much reverb. Turn down the reverb.

Not enough low mids. Bypass some EQ.

Sub bass is out of proportion. Turn it down.

There's some kinda strange compression pumping thing happening when the longer, sustained chords kick in. Lower the ratio, or bypass the compression altogether.

Hi hats' top end is harsh. Can't help here. Sorry.

Upper bass lacks definition. This is probably an arrangement issue.

How'd I do?
Old 30th December 2012
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I would start over from scratch and it definitly needs allot more Cowbell!!! Cowbells are the new autotune bro
Old 30th December 2012
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I would start over from scratch and it definitly needs allot more Cowbell!!! Cowbells are the new autotune bro
Good call. Very "now".
Old 31st December 2012
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Sucks. Happy?
Old 1st January 2013
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Thanks for the useful comments.

'its sucks' is not showin' me any way i could mix better my tracks.
Ill try a few of your tricks guys
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