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vegadec



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just finished mixing a new song new
      #972902 - 28/02/12 07:38 PM
I just finished mixing a new song and any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

This is the second mix I do for my solo project and even if I think that thinks have improved there is some parts I am not happy with. Like for example the bass for which I have difficulty to make it sound good on ear-plug for example.

Another topic is the reverbs wish I think can be improved. Anyway thanks for any comments

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Phil O
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Re: just finished mixing a new song [Re: vegadec]
      #972916 - 28/02/12 08:16 PM
Kind of like a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and Lou Reed !! Nice laid back vibe. Puts me in mind of 'Walk On The Wild side) for feel.

Possibly a touch repetitive. More variation in the lyrics and instrumentation might help in this regard.

As you mention, the mix is a touch bass light. Try some EQ boost in the lower mids (300-500 Hz) to help.

Vocals are a bit dry for my taste. Some send FX short delay (e.g 16ths) could help the voice sit back in the mix better.

Good work Vegadec


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vegadec



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Re: just finished mixing a new song new [Re: Phil O]
      #972979 - 29/02/12 07:27 AM
thanks for your feedback Phil.

Good idea for the delay on vocals. This is something I do not enough, I will give it try and add some boost as recommended on the bass.

Cheers for your comments


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Re: just finished mixing a new song new [Re: vegadec]
      #973068 - 29/02/12 12:46 PM
First impressions are that the hi-hats seem a bit over-prominent and they're very stilted in the first part of the song - the guitar's rhythm is obvious enough that it doesn't need to be so over-emphasized in this way. Just fourth-note gentle hits would do the job and give much more space and groove to the song.

But, that said, I really like it!

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Re: just finished mixing a new song new [Re: vegadec]
      #973256 - 01/03/12 09:31 AM
The song is boring and repetitive and the playing is not great either, but this suits the vibe. @1:28 the guitars sound muffled and the stereo effect is odd. I quite like the phasey fx after that. It gets better as you listen to it. I think the best thing about it is the singing, it has this drunken vibe. The arrangement is very repetitive though, especially at the start. I think it should be shorter, which will alleviate the boring repetitiveness of the beginning and I think the vocals should be more prominent.


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vegadec



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Re: just finished mixing a new song new [Re: DavieB]
      #973451 - 01/03/12 07:51 PM
thanks for your comments and critics. It gives me ideas to improve the song

cheers
Vincent


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