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'Still Flyin': My Mix
15-08-2018, 10:05 PM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2018 03:16 PM by Nick.)
Post: #1
'Still Flyin': My Mix
Hi everyone. Here is my mix for 'Still Flyin' by The Apprehended.

I did not use any samples whatsoever. I wanted the challenge of trying to mix poorly recorded kick/snare/toms, and I did what I could with what I had. I felt like replacing everything with samples would seem like cheating for what I was going for.

I also did not do much mastering. All I really did for that was add a light limiter. Apologies if the mix is on the quiet side, but crank that volume!

I'm here to become a mix master. I'm a Recording Arts student at Full Sail University, and my favorite genre is metal by far. This song was frustrating to mix, but I wanna hear you guys' opinions. Don't hold back! Wink


.mp3   Still Flyin (Nick\'s Mix).mp3 --  (Download: 6.24 MB)


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01-09-2018, 02:18 PM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
very nice mix ;D good kick drum
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03-04-2019, 07:34 PM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
Made some revisions


.mp3   Still Flyin r5 (final).mp3 --  (Download: 10.39 MB)


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17-05-2019, 01:44 AM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
(03-04-2019 07:34 PM)Nick Wrote:  Made some revisions

Sounds great! Everything is mixed really well, good job.
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02-06-2019, 07:24 AM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
the snare gate is not so well, cymbols get in the snare channel when the gate opens. i think dsser can do this job to reduce the cymbol
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02-06-2019, 03:03 PM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
(02-06-2019 07:24 AM)重装皮皮猫 Wrote:  the snare gate is not so well, cymbols get in the snare channel when the gate opens. i think dsser can do this job to reduce the cymbol

Did you listen to my original mix or my revised mix? My revised one has a snare sample in it so there is no gating issue.
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02-06-2019, 04:53 PM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
Sounds pretty good! I am a Full Sail graduate myself.
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22-08-2019, 02:56 AM
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
Despite the second mix sounds better, I think the first one was really good. I just really don't like using samples and I feel that any song that isn't recorded well enough to do without samples isn't worth my time to mix. But I don't want to argue with how you mixed, you did a great job that's just my opinion.
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01-09-2019, 02:04 AM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2019 02:08 AM by Nick.)
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RE: 'Still Flyin': My Mix
(22-08-2019 02:56 AM)jamesw1 Wrote:  Despite the second mix sounds better, I think the first one was really good. I just really don't like using samples and I feel that any song that isn't recorded well enough to do without samples isn't worth my time to mix. But I don't want to argue with how you mixed, you did a great job that's just my opinion.

I see where you are coming from. For me, I tend to try and take a song that might not have ideal multitracks and make the most out of it, even if that includes having to use samples. I try not to use samples if I can, but I just felt like these drums were not recorded well enough for me to get the sound I want out of them. I like the challenge of turning something bad quality-wise into a good mix regardless of how I get there.

I know I said in the original post that samples feel like cheating, but I changed my mind and revised the mix since I just felt that this mix was an exception to the rule with its poorly recorded snare.

But I totally understand where you are coming from. It can be really frustrating if the multitracks are difficult to work with.
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