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Diesel13: Colour Me Red - juanjose1967 - 31-10-2016 08:05 PM

Here's my mix. When I finished it, I found that it was too dull, so I've brighten it up a little bit. I think now it's better.

As usual, any advice for improvement will be welcomed!


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - thedon - 01-11-2016 11:18 AM

Lovely mix Juanjose,
Just some personal thoughts while having a listen switching between mono to stereo .
The vocals could be a touch more fuller in the low frequencies maybe a touch less compression ?
The bass guitar could come up a touch somewhere around 100hz area.
The panned electric guitar sounds a touch upfront in the low frequencies 200 and below and around 1 k in the side channels and sits better when listening in mono.
The ambient gang backing vocals sounds great .thinking a touch more fullness in the centre to fill up the space could sound awesome ?
Well Done
Cheers Big Grin


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - Olli H - 01-11-2016 05:42 PM

Pretty good! One of the best so far.
Basic groove works fine.
Kick has maybe too much low energy.
I like the vox.

Maybe a matter of taste, but I feel that snare and kick has too much stereo information, for at the same time there’s many widely pannned instruments. I might try to place them to clearly in the center by making them full mono or almost mono.

Agree with THedon, bass is a bit undefined.


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - Andreas Tyranopoulos - 01-11-2016 07:33 PM

(31-10-2016 08:05 PM)juanjose1967 Wrote:  Here's my mix. When I finished it, I found that it was too dull, so I've brighten it up a little bit. I think now it's better.

As usual, any advice for improvement will be welcomed!

Γεια σου Χουάν! I just listened it and I have to say that you have done a very nice job! My only two suggestions for improvement are below:
1) Something is wrong with the lead vocals. Maybe you have too much de-essing? The shh sound a little weird and over compressed.
2) The bass guitar needs more definition. It is too heavy in the mid-low frequencies. I would try to boost 5-6 dbs on the 1kHz and 2kHz cut some 100-200Hz (2-3db?), compress it really hard with medium attack and fast reliese that's for the di bass. On the two amp channels I wouldn't change a thing just be sure the phase is correct and blend those three channels. And finally try to bus compress (3-5db max) those three channels and send to an overdrive just for a tiny colouration to the upper mid frequencies. I think those steps will help the bass to be more defined and solid.

Finally I really really loved the slap delay on the lead vocal!! Ελπίζω να ήταν χρήσιμα αυτά που σκέφτηκα φίλε μου! Καλή συνέχεια!!


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - juanjose1967 - 02-11-2016 08:13 PM

Thank you guys for your advice. I've been working on your suggestions and here's the new version with (hopefully) a better sound Smile


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - joelonsdale - 03-11-2016 12:11 PM

Again, those pitched resonances in the acoustic guitars are driving me mad - dig them out at their root with high-Q EQ dips (the attached screengrab might help) and you find that over powering 'G' overtone will disappear... That kick has some real sub-power!


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - Andreas Tyranopoulos - 03-11-2016 12:50 PM

Very huge improvement to my ears! Now I can hear the bass Smile. Maybe you could clean up the low frequencies of the acoustic guitars and kick a little. I think it will help the song to breathe!!


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - Olli H - 03-11-2016 05:49 PM

Good sound, that's it. But the kick is too dominant.


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - juanjose1967 - 06-11-2016 09:58 AM

thank you again for the help!! I've tried to fix the acoustic guitars resonance and also, now the kick is less prominent in the lowest frequencies


RE: Diesel13: Colour Me Red - Andreas Tyranopoulos - 06-11-2016 11:50 AM

(06-11-2016 09:58 AM)juanjose1967 Wrote:  thank you again for the help!! I've tried to fix the acoustic guitars resonance and also, now the kick is less prominent in the lowest frequencies

Αυτό είναι! Now I think it's nice!! I like it a lot! Smile