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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:19 pm

It's plenty warm up here but I have a deadline!
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby Wonks » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:46 am

Completely mad, as I thought.
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:34 pm

Hour and a half to travel 25 mins on a train with no working air-conditioning, managed about 10 minutes before realising I was going dizzy and at serious risk of heatstroke. Going to have to wait until the weekend but I'm getting a little nervous about timescales now!
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 pm

blinddrew wrote:Hour and a half to travel 25 mins on a Tardis

FTFY ;)
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:37 pm

Oops! :oops:
Miles not minutes.
My bad.
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:07 pm

:D :D :D It raised a smile here so all good :thumbup:
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:11 pm

Zombie thread alert!

Having finally finished the aforementioned concrete smashing I'm now back to mixing this track again. I called in a favour from a drummer, he's maybe not the drummer I'd have chosen stylistically, but he was the one who was happy to come over, and I've tweaked a few other things along the way.
I think it's sounding ok against my references now, but as always, any comments or critique gratefully received:
https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/good-m ... 23/s-TShAk
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby Sam Inglis » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:31 pm

Like it!

A good song well played and nicely recorded. What's not to like?

Mix wise I think the vocal sticks out a little bit -- not only because it's quite loud but because it's drier than most of the instruments. I'd be tempted to drop it in level a shade and rein in some of the reverb and delay on other things a touch. The snare sounds a bit 80s with that big verb on it. (Of course that may be the effect you're after, in which case you've nailed it.)
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby CS70 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:46 pm

blinddrew wrote:Zombie thread alert!

Having finally finished the aforementioned concrete smashing I'm now back to mixing this track again. I called in a favour from a drummer, he's maybe not the drummer I'd have chosen stylistically, but he was the one who was happy to come over, and I've tweaked a few other things along the way.
I think it's sounding ok against my references now, but as always, any comments or critique gratefully received:
https://soundcloud.com/blinddrew/good-m ... 23/s-TShAk


What a nice song!! Love the guitars panning. I too would have given the backing a little more presence, guess you mixed at very low level? But hey, it's your mix and it does work. It's very radio friendly like this :)

Well done!
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:51 pm

Thanks gents, i've just had a listen on my little Bluetooth speaker and i can now see exactly what you mean about the vocal level.
Interestingly there's no additional reverb on the snare, it's a free drum vsti so has very little flexibility. I do have some delay on the drums though so i might have overdone that a bit.
At some point i am going to have to buy a drum plugin. :(
Will give it a week or so then revisit.
Appreciated as always. :thumbup:
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby blinddrew » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:40 am

Just a quick note to say thank you for the last round of critique. I have now tweaked accordingly and am officially declaring that mix finished.
Well, until i get round to 'mastering' and start listening to it again... :headbang:
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Re: Sound check (and sense check)

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:32 pm

Looking forward to the next one Drew! :thumbup:
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