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Triviul - Alright [OoF]
22-04-2018, 07:01 PM
Post: #1
Triviul - Alright [OoF]
Came back to mixing with this song after a couple weeks off. I had a problem with my left ear, and it was way more frustrating than I expected. Undecided

I think in the end I could pull out a decent mix, considering the odds. The voice tracks were very well recorded, and the rest of the elements worked together pretty good.

I spent quite a long time with this session, adjusting back from the illness, so I had time to mess with it a little and even do some modulating in the 3rd verse. Other than that, I added character to the virtual instruments with different kinds of saturation, compression, etc. and played around with phase to place them.

The voices worked well together in a nice arrangement, I mainly used waves C6 and tape saturation to bring down the harshness. Other than that, The usual EQ-compression-saturation chain.

The mix itself is quite compressed. I think it worked well that way. There's 2 compressors on parallel feeding the mix bus. There, you have an API-2500 just catching the peaks and some crazy stuff like Slate FG-Bomber, just for the kicks.
So it's compressed and punchy, and as wide as possible using the voice arrangement and the synths. There's also all kinds of vibe and noisy analog-ish stuff (to the point I had to denoise a couple tracks) Big Grin


All comments are welcome, cheers!


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ITB Setup: Reaper, Airwindows, IK Multimedia TR5, XLN AD2 ATrigger and RC-20, Waves.
Monitoring: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII, Behritone, Sennheiser HD 650. Semi-treated room.

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25-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Post: #2
RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
Hey there.

I really like the way you have fattened up the drums and percussion, the song sounds a lot fuller that way. Smile

Keep it up!

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17-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Post: #3
RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
Mixing another Triviul tune at the moment and I thought; "Is this guy always this baroque?". I can see it is! This looks like a really hard one to face, but your mix sounds pro, big, cinematic and especially, coherent given that many voices. Kudos for not compressing the vocal I-spit-in-your-face Muse style, despite the apparent influence.

Only two little suggestions:

In the intro, bass seems to be too harmonic rich and has too many presence, it's fighting the vocals a little bit. But it sits much better in the mix once the drums come in and in the intro to the second verse, with no drums, it still works great. I don't know if that was automation or a result of bus dynamics processing.

Main vocal could be a little brighter/harsher to cut thru and command better over the other vocals.

But a great mix, anyway!
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18-11-2018, 05:42 PM
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RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
(17-11-2018 03:02 PM)Deliza Wrote:  Mixing another Triviul tune at the moment and I thought; "Is this guy always this baroque?". I can see it is! This looks like a really hard one to face, but your mix sounds pro, big, cinematic and especially, coherent given that many voices. Kudos for not compressing the vocal I-spit-in-your-face Muse style, despite the apparent influence.

Only two little suggestions:

In the intro, bass seems to be too harmonic rich and has too many presence, it's fighting the vocals a little bit. But it sits much better in the mix once the drums come in and in the intro to the second verse, with no drums, it still works great. I don't know if that was automation or a result of bus dynamics processing.

Main vocal could be a little brighter/harsher to cut thru and command better over the other vocals.

But a great mix, anyway!


Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I'd probably do a different mix today. Going back to my own mixes from months ago makes my spine cringe out of my body most of the time, anyway Big Grin

ITB Setup: Reaper, Airwindows, IK Multimedia TR5, XLN AD2 ATrigger and RC-20, Waves.
Monitoring: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII, Behritone, Sennheiser HD 650. Semi-treated room.

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19-11-2018, 12:56 PM
Post: #5
RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
Nice work OOF. You keep this piece interesting and moving along nicely. Clever vocal processing along the way. I can agree with Deliza in that I think the main vocal part could have a bit more bite, and presence and rule the roost over the ghosting parts around it. Anyways, an enjoyable listen. Well Done.
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19-11-2018, 05:10 PM
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RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
(19-11-2018 12:56 PM)Dangerous Wrote:  Nice work OOF. You keep this piece interesting and moving along nicely. Clever vocal processing along the way. I can agree with Deliza in that I think the main vocal part could have a bit more bite, and presence and rule the roost over the ghosting parts around it. Anyways, an enjoyable listen. Well Done.

Thanks!

ITB Setup: Reaper, Airwindows, IK Multimedia TR5, XLN AD2 ATrigger and RC-20, Waves.
Monitoring: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII, Behritone, Sennheiser HD 650. Semi-treated room.

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21-11-2018, 01:45 PM
Post: #7
RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
Sounds great. You've created a beautiful vibe here
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13-03-2019, 05:25 AM
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RE: Triviul - Alright [OoF]
i like it sounds like you could use more deeser
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