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My first mix with a "radio-y" chorus
Old 16th September 2011
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My first mix with a "radio-y" chorus

When I last posted here about the Hendrix / Black keys-esque mix, ya'll were very helpful keeping me on track.

I'm posting mainly to act as documentation of the revision process, and I will also be very thankful for whatever advice you feel like sharing. Thanks everyone.

Old 16th September 2011
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The singing is awesome! There was something about the sound of the singing (the mix, NOT the performance) that sounded a little bit dense and demo-y. The level was about right, and you don't want to mess with the sounds too much, but the vocal tracks were lacking a subtle, vivid jump-out-at-you quality.

Aside from that, great stuff. Sorry, no solutions. I'll leave that to people who know something.
Old 17th September 2011
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Hey man, cool song!

My first area of feedback would be in the song's foundation. The bass and drums are there, but I think mixing them more aggressively in level and tonality would help drive the song forward.

I love the vocal delivery. There are points though where the vocal feels unsupported.. too far out there without enough underneath it. Perhaps more vocal automation would get it there. I feel like your vocal track is about 80% there.

Sounds good, keep up the awesome work!
Old 17th September 2011
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You guys are great. Thanks for the direction and motivation to keep working on it. Hopefully I can get in there today if the room isn't being used.

Also, I need to keep in mind that the band is weary over overproduction, and isn't really looking for radio-ready. Still, I think your is solid. Thanks for making me feel fresh when attacking this thing, round 2.
Old 17th September 2011
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Updated mix

More aggressive overall I think. Tried to make it sound more finished without becoming overcooked.


Old 17th September 2011
I didn't listen to the first one, but this second one sounds pretty nice to me. I agree that this is not the kind of thing that should be getting all polished and whatnot. It should be more rambunctious and exhuberant and it is pretty nicely in that direction. It's like Alt-a-Billy in some sections. Great use of acoustics in an agressive, stabby sort of way.
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