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Overblown kick in this month's mix rescue?

Postby Dommedagsprofet » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:32 am


This month's mix rescue by Gordon McNeil brings to mind the leveling choices of the Kaiser Chiefs' 2008 album (especially Always Happens Like That [Spotify Link]). While I thought the rather loud bass sound on Off With Their Heads sounded quite cool when it was first released, I'm not sure I think the big kick drum sound fits the Rio Callahan track nearly as good.

Any other opinions on this kind of very prominent leveling/separation/EQ choices?
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Re: Overblown kick in this month's mix rescue?

Postby Mixedup » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 am

It's certainly dominant, but what is 'overblown' is a bit of a subjective thing. I quite like kick and bass being really prominent on this sort of material. But the the artists themselves seem to be caught in two minds about this one. I suppose it would be a dull world if everyone balanced everything the same! I definitely liked this mix better than the original one; though would probably not have mixed it quite like this myself.
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