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Need advice on my mix! 80s Theme!
Old 19th November 2009
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Need advice on my mix! 80s Theme!

Old 19th November 2009
  #2
Gear Head
 

really diggin the tears for fears type vibe on this track.. I was born in the 80's and I think I'm preprogrammed to enjoy this kind of music. love it.
Old 19th November 2009
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Old 19th November 2009
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Gear Head
 

I think the bass could be punchier / more present.
Old 26th November 2009
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Old 26th November 2009
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Gear Head
 

Im feeling this!
sound selection really gives that 80's feel

Like the guy said above im an 80's baby and have a soft spot for nearly all music from this era especially music with synths and programmed drums

Im listening on sh*tty headphones but the only thing id suggest is making the bass more prominant (also like the guy above suggested). Maybe fuzzing it up could help?

In regards to Eqing the synths did you do them individually then buss them and HP filter them or just buss and HP them?
Old 28th November 2009
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I thought I'd critique this mix because I've been mixing an '80's style track lately (which I've posted here too), so I've been referencing a lot of (early) '80's stuff lately. This sounds pretty good - definitely captures the essence of the era. The drums could be bigger though. The thing I've noticed about a lot of 80's stuff is that they really went to town in boosting the around the 4k area on the snare, so it really cuts through. I think this would definitely help the drums (perhaps a little in that area on the kick too). Be careful with standard DAW eq's though, as they can sound really harsh if you boost them too much. I think they tended to use some pretty upscale Neve desks with brilliant-sounding eq on the original 80's tracks, but using something like Stillwell Audio's Vibe Eq might assist in this task. Plate reverbs were a big part of the 80's sound, & you could use more 'verb on the snare in this... Keep the snare sounding up front & stop it from drowning by adding some pre-delay to the 'verb, though.
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