DaveE, that has been an excellent mix ! Perfect balances - frequency and level-wise, clarity - especially in the low-end, width and punch (despite the cowardly drum-replacement ). Absolutely nothing to complain about. Full respect and envy alike!
As soon as I get anywhere close to your mix, I'll post mine.
My plan is to add some challenges for me: One is the absence of drum replacement and the other one is the restriction to the stock Pro Tools plugins for everything (except the final limiting maybe). If I succeed, I will post the session file for everybody who might be interested to look under the hood.
As I've planned, I used the stock Pro Tools plugins (EQ3, Dyn3, ExpGate, bf76, D-Verb, Delay, Lo-Fi, Maxim) exclusively except for the final limiting on the stereo bus. I used IK's clipper and brickwall limiter for that, because even two Maxim instances in a row could not compete here.
My Pro Tools session that should load without errors on anybody's PT rig (you'll need PT9+ for delay compensation and assuming you have the audio files) is attached, too.
On another note does the song have a tempo (162bpm seemed ok to me) but still better to ask
We started to record the song to a click, i think it was 162 il have to double check. I think there is also a tempo change about a minute in, i will check for you, but towards the end there is no click at all.
I just wanted to be sure about the tempo and yes I noticed there is a tempo change. The thing is with editing and getting everything in perfect sync the amount of punch is fabulous. It takes a lot of time bu the result is well worth it.
If you check it please let me now, I'll start working on it tomorrow as I have a couple of free days. Thanks!
Btw I love the tune. Very cool changes in there. You have a great sound going on.