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Some advice on this mix please - suggestions for improvement?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Some advice on this mix please - suggestions for improvement?

Dear All,
I would very much appreciated your critical feedback on this song written by my friend John Saddler. Vocals and guitars played by John; other instruments played by me. Recorded and mixed by me in my project studio at home. This is the first song I have mixed (apart from a bit of a dabble 10 years ago) and I would very much appreciate any advice for improvement.

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Thank you very much.

Reub
Old 2 weeks ago
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You need to clean up your tracks. I hear background noise throughout, and it's most evident at the beginning when there's only guitar playing.

Also, I'm not sure about not having the bass start at the same time as the drums at 0:15, it makes this part sound thin. I like that riff that comes in, but it's a bit too loud too.

There's a strange flanger effect on the vocals, personally I don't think it sounds good. I think they might be a tad too loud too.

Snare could use more volume for sure.

Just my opinion! Keep it up.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and respond. I'm very grateful. Very helpful comments. It's interesting that when you've listened a thousand times to a song you're mixing, you can no longer can hear it objectively. It's great to get a fresh pair of experienced ears to pass comment.

Cheers

Reub
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