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I didn't want to take this song to stadium. I prefered to emphasize the acoustic groove the band had.
My main reference was modern Bob Dylan playing Muddy Waters style old blues. During the mixing process I added also Dr. Feelgood to my references. So my version is maybe Dr. Feelgood unplugged.

EDIT:
Final competition version in post #21
Sounds great. Very driving. My only complaint would be that the vocals are a little sibilant. I like the delay at the end.
I could do with some more cymbals but I think that's because I know where they are in the song and miss them rather than the song lacking the crashes. If that makes sense.

Good one.
(01-11-2016 05:38 PM)Olli H Wrote: [ -> ]I didn't want to take this song to stadium. I prefered to emphasize the acoustic groove the band had.
My main reference was modern Bob Dylan playing Muddy Waters style old blues. During the mixing process I added also Dr. Feelgood to my references. So my version is maybe Dr. Feelgood unplugged.

Great groovy rock n roll sound!! I loved it! Smile
Hi Olli

sounds a great mix, great balance. I like a bit more room verb on vocals and drums which is more a taste thing but sounds driving on my monitors.

Keep on Rockin

Memphis
I agree with RoyMatthews about the vocals having some nasty 'whistles' between 5-8k. Hard for me to judge anything else as I struggled so much with them myself, and now I'm constantly hearing just them. But you know your trade and the sound is right in the parts without the lead vocals. A sample with the snare? I'm just curious if I'm hearing a sample or just imaging my own. Smile
Thanks all, new version is coming soon with some fixes in vox.

(01-11-2016 11:51 PM)kapu Wrote: [ -> ]I agree with RoyMatthews about the vocals having some nasty 'whistles' between 5-8k. Hard for me to judge anything else as I struggled so much with them myself, and now I'm constantly hearing just them.

Now I can also hear it, thanks. I'll try to fix that, but I must be very careful not to create bigger problems by solving another. In those moments when my ears are tuned to listen problems, I tend to create dull and boring mixes.

(01-11-2016 11:51 PM)kapu Wrote: [ -> ]But you know your trade and the sound is right in the parts without the lead vocals. A sample with the snare? I'm just curious if I'm hearing a sample or just imaging my own. Smile
Actually I added two different samples. But the orginal track is included, so I didn't replace it.
I like the acoustic mood in the mix! I think it fits it very well!! Yes, I agree with those sibillants that they pointed out before... but not always though, so if you automate your deesser, you can solve that problem very easily.
Great mix - a little heavy on the vocal and/or master buss compression which I hear 'squashing' weirdly. The snare drum has definite 'flam' - this could either be your room mics or any sample enhancement not working together. Lots of pitched resonances in the acoustic guitars that need dealing with at their root - it's the engineer's fault (isn't it always?) as they are there in the recordings, but they are simple to deal with - a little high-Q EQ work to nip them out (the attached screen grab may help you).
Thanks for comments. THat dropbox-link didn't work. [I've now uploaded it as an attachment -- Mike S.]
Great energy in this mix. Well done. Maybe a bit too much compression over-all which flattens it out just a bit.
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