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Old 15th November 2009
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Thanks. I dunno what it is, but I always have trouble getting vocals to sit right. They always sound good to me, but nearly everyone who critiques my stuff says the vocals don't sit right.

I'm not sure how I can fix this. I've got a short delay on there, some plate verb, it's EQed, comped, all the tricks I know to do... wish I could get it right.

I'll keep working on it. I sure would love to get a great mix out of this.

Originally Posted by Mesa4x12er View Post
I'm not listening to this through a nice monitoring chain and I'm in an office not a treated room, but..... Most people buying your music probably won't be listening in a treated room through nice monitors either.

I'm at work listening through some 6in computer speakers so take what I say with a grain or 2 of salt. I'll just give you my first quick impressions.

Sounds to me like the claps are sticking way out from the rest of the mix. Too loud and too bright. They don't sound bad, just completely seperated from everything else. Vocals I feel the same way about. They seem to sit on top of the mix rather than IN the mix.

I saw your other thread where you were asking about it being thin. It doesn't sound thin to me but it does sound like all of the bright elements are dominating your mix. Bring them down a bit and maybe bring down a little bit of the highs and I think overall it would fit together better.

Sounds like you're well on your way to a great mix though.