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Old 10th May 2012
  #211
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Here is my mix. I decided to replace the kick and the snare as I really couldn't quite get the sound I wanted out of the originals. This was a very well put together track. Would love some feedback if at all possible. Thank you!

Hey Johnnie, thanks for giving it a shot! to me the drums are lost in the mix especially the snare. the bass is kind of dominating the mix... even competing with the vocals. I'd work on bringing the levels of the drums up and getting the bass under control and see what that does to the mix.

I also checked your "acoustic" version. pretty cool! definitely a more stripped down almost live feel to it.
Old 10th May 2012
  #212
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Cool man! glad to see it's still getting some more use out of it! Your mix sounded a little mono... like all the guitars were panned center or something. All those guitars fighting for the same space as the vocals. I'd try to see what you can do about making more space. the drums sound pretty good to me. I like the punch you got out of the snare.
Thanks for the advice - will do. Really glad to hear about the snare as I probably spent way too much time trying to get that perfect. I'm really anal about the snare sounding just right.

Thanks again for posting and the critique!
Old 12th May 2012
  #213
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My attempt is attached. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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practicemix.mp3 (9.16 MB, 395 views)

Old 15th May 2012
  #214
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My first mixoff! this was really fun, and I spent about 2 hours here trying to get a decent mix.
All was done ITB. My room is fairly bad with no acoustic treatment and doesn't translate very well. This is the first time I try this, so be nice with with me, but critics are highly appreciated.
My mix is maybe a bit dark, and lacks some definition in the low end.
the guitars are a bit low some places.
No automation were used.

It's not near the same league as captainhooks mix or the other experienced guys here, but it was fun to try!

I couldn't get the snare to work, so I mixed in a replacement from SD2.
what do you think?

Old 19th May 2012
  #215
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Fun song to mix! I have some more "creative" stuff I want to try, but here is my basic mix after a couple hours after work for two nights (note that I did not smash the bejeesus out of it, so feel free to use your volume knob )...

Edit: I made some balance/tone changes this morning, correcting some 2 AM mix decisions

And to balance things out in this thread, I'll review some mixes from above mine! (I will get more later, but I have to get up for a 15 hour work day in less than 6 hours...)

keyboardwiz:

- There seems to be a lot of fighting from 100-300 hz. Cut some of that range from a few instruments, and it should clear up quite a bit!
- Great balances! Nothing seems too distracting from the story of the song.
- The rhythm guitars are kind of cloudy, and blending in with the bass. I had issues with this too. I think some high-passing on the guitars and cutting up the low mids on the bass could help
- Piano seems overpowering in the bridge section
- The macrodynamics aren't really there. The verses are pretty much the same volume as the choruses, so the choruses don't hit you like they should. The bridge is also pretty comparable to the last chorus, which reduces impact

minilogo:

- It sounds like a good rough mix, i.e., a faders-up mix. But it doesn't extend much past there.
- Balances between instruments are pretty good, nothing is too overpowering
- The vocals get lost a few times. Some careful compression and automation can fix that for sure!
- It's pretty muddy from 200 hz - 400 hz. Cutting some of that out of some instruments should help out quite a bit
- The bridge is nice and low, so the last chorus has some impact left in it!
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Bitter War XM v2.mp3 (8.77 MB, 397 views)

Old 21st May 2012
  #216
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Fun song to mix! I have some more "creative" stuff I want to try, but here is my basic mix after a couple hours after work for two nights (note that I did not smash the bejeesus out of it, so feel free to use your volume knob )...
Cool mix! I thought your snare sound was pretty spot on for my taste!
Old 22nd May 2012
  #217
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keyboardwiz:

- There seems to be a lot of fighting from 100-300 hz. Cut some of that range from a few instruments, and it should clear up quite a bit!
- Great balances! Nothing seems too distracting from the story of the song.
- The rhythm guitars are kind of cloudy, and blending in with the bass. I had issues with this too. I think some high-passing on the guitars and cutting up the low mids on the bass could help
- Piano seems overpowering in the bridge section
- The macrodynamics aren't really there. The verses are pretty much the same volume as the choruses, so the choruses don't hit you like they should. The bridge is also pretty comparable to the last chorus, which reduces impact
Thank you for your response.
I have this problem with my room that around 100-300hz is barely audible and very easy to overcompensate / don't hear fighting against instruments, and that typical distorted guitars seems much louder than they really are, so I don't have the ability to compensate for this yet I guess BUT I'm building a new studio as we speak, and will take room treatment quite seriously this time. I hear when I play this track at my pc-speakers at work it doesn't do justice for what I did in the studio, and doesn't sound what I heard there. so that's just another win for the "acoustic 101" but a lot of EQ is probably needed to clear up the instruments in the 100-300 section, thanks for that tips.
hipass/low-cut of the guitars is a great tips, and the cloudy piano needs some adjustments for sure.

I'm aware of the dynamics. I didn't do any automation. I'm not skilled at this area of what to "push" in the choruses, bridge, what to dampen etc. But that's something I need to work with to get a interesting mix!

Other than that, thank you again for a very constructive critique of my mix! I will take note of this - and you'll see a better mix next time!

your mix sounded great by the way!
I really liked the dynamics!
..and the kick. what did you do to it, replaced?
Old 9th June 2012
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Hello. Here's my mix of this song. I started this mix months ago, but never
finished it initially because I felt that I just couldn't get an adequate mix out
these stems. Couple of months later I happened to open the session and
decided to finish it and in the I'm fairly happy with the results.

I've approached this mix in a different way than I usually do in this kind of
music: This mix has little less compression on individual tracks (and no drum
parallel compression at all), but the master bus compressor is peaking at
-11dB. Lots of automation keeps the mix in place and creates some
macrodynamics.
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Bitter_War_MixOff.mp3 (5.27 MB, 451 views)

Old 9th June 2012
  #219
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Some comments to other peoples mixes:

Xander:

The intro kick sounds very cool.
IMO the snare backs down too much during the verses; I can only hear the room/reverb.
You've certainly improved with use of automation lately: The chorus really comes into life!
The vocal feels slightly separated from the rest of the mix (little bit more during verses)
but we both know that it's probably the hardest thing to get done with these tracks.
In a situations like this I'd suggest using some dynamic EQs to notch out certain
(middle) frequencies when they peak too loud. Check out Brainworx DynEQ for example
or something similar with a high Q. They're good problem-solvers for situations like this.
I guess everything else is just matter of tastes. I think this is a good mix.

JohnnieTech:

The intro and the first verse sounds very nice and lush. Lovin' the acoustic guitar tone!
However, I feel that the drums are slightly weak and too low in the mix here.
There's something wrong with the snare: All the hits aren't coming through. Either it's a
gate/expander or (mis)trigger issue.
If you want to feature the bass very loud in the mix I'd suggest removing some more of
the upper bass/lower mid frequencies. Now there's a huge bump in the ~190 Hz region.
I personally think that the bass is too overall too loud in the second verse. Few dBs of
automation would help it and might even make the second chorus punchier.
Old 11th September 2012
  #220
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My first post here on GS!!
Here my mixoff!!

I mixed everything with my akg 240..I tried to do my best!..monitors will arrive soon!!
Please comment!
Thank you very much!
Old 5th October 2012
  #221
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^Great mix dude, especially since you mixed it purely on cans!

This thread is full of great mixes. I love how everyone has a different approach to mixing.

This is a great song PeterPants. It's a real earworm, and I enjoyed mixing it. I came across this thread a few days ago, so I thought I'd give it a shot whilst taking a couple of days break from my own stuff.

So here is my contribution:
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Bitter War.mp3 (6.97 MB, 401 views)

Old 29th November 2012
  #222
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Fishmed Mix

Thank you Peter for sharing this song and letting us mix it.

I know I am late posting this mix, but I figure since the files are still available for download, there is no time limit.

I did not use any samples to replace or supplement the drums. I just used the tracks provided for my mix. Enjoy!

Bitter War
Old 14th July 2013
  #223
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Hi!

My mix!

Thanks!
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Bitter War.mp3 (8.69 MB, 385 views)

Old 16th July 2013
  #224
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Nice! It's cool to see people still taking time to use this. hopefully getting some good practice in and learning something.
Old 16th July 2013
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Hi!

My mix!

Thanks!
Great Mix!
Old 16th July 2013
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Great Mix!

Thanks!
Old 21st July 2013
  #227
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Hey Peter!
Took me Had sometime over the weekend thought I would take a shot at mixing the song! Had a good time doing it. Great song. This is actually one of my first songs I have tried to mix. And I see you are in Tulsa! Great town! Right down the street from Wichita. haha
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Old 5th November 2014
  #228
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o.k. talk about late to the party...I'm really late. Nonetheless, peterpants GREAT SONG!!! GREAT TRAX!!! Thanks for sharing. This was fun to play with. I've got a roughie started and I might throw it out here for criticism if I finish it in the next few days.

Captain Hook - Great mix! May I ask if you remember what your EQ settings were for snare? I love your snare. My mix I think is similar to yours but I like your snare. I'm not 100% satisfied with mine. I haven't used any samples though. Just using the tracks that were given.

TJRivera1206 - Also one of my favorite mixes! Sounds great going through your Mackie/Outboard combos and back ITB. I also liked your snare. Was it a sample or the original track? Could I also ask what your EQ settings were on the snare if it was the original?

As always some really impressive mixes out here.
Old 8th November 2014
  #229
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All these mixes sound great! No lie. I really like your mix spede, solid and tight.

The song itself reminds me of the band, Cute is what we aim for.

Love the song!
Old 9th November 2014
  #230
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and here is mine as well! although sounds a bit muddy, i loved working on it, thanks!

this is not a bitterwar, this is a bitterRevolution! especially all the participation and how great these mixes sound! keep it up community!
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BitterWar.mp3 (5.50 MB, 339 views)

Old 27th December 2014
  #231
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my mix

My mix, really great song and recording.

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BWAR MIX STEM BMX 03_01.mp3 (9.04 MB, 320 views)

Old 27th December 2014
  #232
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Hey guys! I haven't been on Gearslutz for quite some time now. I check in every few months or so... but I saw this was on the front of the forum today with Andrea's new mix. Really cool that people are still getting some use out of it! Good work everyone. Very cool.
Old 27th December 2014
  #233
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Cool Bitter War.

Just saw this thread, great song and fun to mix

Protools HD, heat, V-Series, NLS, API, Lexicon Chamber "Detuned" for snare, Softube Tsar reverb for vocal and instruments. Kramer Master tape.
Regards
Johan Sae-Thao

Old 28th December 2014
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Great, We made also that summing comparison with that song

Summing with some gear which is the best_


Old 26th January 2015
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(My Mix) I Like Song Thank For Tack Mixing
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