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Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
08-11-2018, 05:13 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2018 05:26 PM by OctopusOnFire.)
Post: #11
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
Hi Kirk,
I'll join the crowd and praise the low end of your mix. The punch and clarity of the kick is very satisfying and works really well. The synths have a nice silky character and they sound pleasing and unobtrusive. Great, great job with the guitars.

The voice, on the other hand, feels lacking of something. I feel it needs a little more excitement, character, distortion, probably compression/automation. Maybe, and this may be a little odd, a little touch of autotune (as an effect more than correction) could work? I'm not super familiar with the genre but I kinda remember the somewhat exaggerated tuning as part of its signature.
Not sure about the lower octave voice, but that's part of the arrangement I guess.

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08-11-2018, 08:04 PM
Post: #12
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
(08-11-2018 04:36 PM)Cudjoe Wrote:  Hi Kirk nice low end,the bass is a little clang in places but that,s just a preference thing,well done.

Thanks Cudjoe
I appreciate the comments
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KSmile

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08-11-2018, 08:08 PM
Post: #13
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
(08-11-2018 05:13 PM)OctopusOnFire Wrote:  Hi Kirk,
I'll join the crowd and praise the low end of your mix. The punch and clarity of the kick is very satisfying and works really well. The synths have a nice silky character and they sound pleasing and unobtrusive. Great, great job with the guitars.

The voice, on the other hand, feels lacking of something. I feel it needs a little more excitement, character, distortion, probably compression/automation. Maybe, and this may be a little odd, a little touch of autotune (as an effect more than correction) could work? I'm not super familiar with the genre but I kinda remember the somewhat exaggerated tuning as part of its signature.
Not sure about the lower octave voice, but that's part of the arrangement I guess.

Hey Octo
Thanks for the kind words
Some good Ideas there, Im probably going to work on the vocals in a while, Ill give it a shot and see how it sounds.
Cheers
KSmile

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08-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Post: #14
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
New Version 03.mpg

Worked on vocals to get to sit right and have a bit more bite.

took a lot of the suggestions so could use some comments

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K

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15-11-2018, 09:28 PM
Post: #15
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
Phenomenal.
I'm just mixing it myself and the vocalist is definitely problematic...
Trying to keep him natural just doesn't suite the rest of the instruments and vibe of the production
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15-11-2018, 10:10 PM
Post: #16
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
(15-11-2018 09:28 PM)Fenekucci Wrote:  Phenomenal.
I'm just mixing it myself and the vocalist is definitely problematic...
Trying to keep him natural just doesn't suite the rest of the instruments and vibe of the production

Thanks Fenekucci
yes the vocals were definitely tough, I agree

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KSmile

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16-11-2018, 11:39 AM
Post: #17
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
New version, night and day!!

Now the voice is consistently where it should be, and the overly tuned vocals work, at least for me.

ITB Setup: Reaper, IK Multimedia TR5, XLN AD2 ATrigger and RC-20, Waves, Slate Digital, some freebies.

Monitoring: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII, Behritone, Sennheiser HD 650. Semi-treated room.

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16-11-2018, 12:53 PM (This post was last modified: 16-11-2018 12:56 PM by KMuzic.)
Post: #18
RE: Adam Buckley: 'Drag Me Down'
(16-11-2018 11:39 AM)OctopusOnFire Wrote:  New version, night and day!!

Now the voice is consistently where it should be, and the overly tuned vocals work, at least for me.

Thanks Octo, That was a first for me, so a good learning experience, thanks for the suggestion, glad it worked.
Cheers
KSmile

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