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Would love some objective feedback!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Would love some objective feedback!

Am feeling a bit lost in my own head. I can hear little things that I could clean up; but by and large I don't have a sense for whether or not these come across as imbalanced or poorly mixed or just not very good songs. And trying to get friends and family to give you feedback, well, yeah that's probably why I'm so desperate to get other ears on this.

I'm doing everything on these tracks; full production and (poor) mixing. But if any of the talented ears around these parts has suggestions/critique/direction, I'm freakin' starved for any feedback.

I just released this song:
https://soundcloud.com/icw/move

It's part of a demo album I'm working on. Happy for any and all feedback, on this or any of the tracks up on SC.

And thank you for taking a moment. I really, REALLY appreciate it!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Are you using a sub with your monitors? Kick drum seems really sub heavy.

Did you use any reference mixes, and if so, which ones?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Thanks, Joe. Super helpful.

I'm mostly mixing on cans and occasionally my jbls, no sub. I do spot checks in the car. I did notice an unwelcome thud/knock on the kick - but my headphones (650s and DT770s) are very neutral on the low end, so I don't hear it as much when I'm sitting at my desk.

I didn't use a reference mix, nor do I really ever. I'm afraid I don't fully understand reference track best practices; and by that I mean I don't understand which song I'm supposed to pick to reference against or why I should pick one over another. Is it kind of arbitrary or do I have to think of something that sounds like my track?

Sorry for the noob questions, but super appreciate the help.
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