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Eliza Jane
01-04-2019, 10:10 PM (This post was last modified: 26-05-2019 08:25 PM by Retchid Gretchin.)
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Eliza Jane
Mix with BX xl limiter on master chain and used envelope to turn down the attack on the snare

Very nice song and performed well.

Thought this was an acoustic track having listened to only 10 seconds before downloading. Surprised how it turned out. Mixed it vocals, acoustic and bass then organs and drums last. Maybe the mandolins work but I decided they where just too much clutter (at the time). Did not top and tail it maybe I will some time and tweak the master.

Did not replace the kick as too much bleed.

.mp3   Eliza Jane.mp3 --  (Download: 5.99 MB)

.mp3   Eliza Jane V2.mp3 --  (Download: 11.97 MB)

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02-04-2019, 01:59 AM
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RE: Eliza Jane
Very sweet mix. Everything sounds just right. My only critiques would be the snare has a little too much attack (preventing me from cranking the track because it's mixed so well), and the lead guitar during the instrumental could come up and centered, but that's only a personal opinion.

And I'm not upset the kick isn't more prominent, I think the acoustic sounding kick what the track was intended for.

Seriously great mix.

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02-04-2019, 06:45 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2019 05:45 PM by Retchid Gretchin.)
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RE: Eliza Jane
Thanks for the comments

Tried the snare a little bit lower but was not feeling it and as this was a first mix of the song before listening to it in the car left it to see how it mixed down to mp3 which always sounds a little different than the Daw.
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02-04-2019, 11:46 AM
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RE: Eliza Jane
I agree, turning the snare down wouldn't do what you want. Have you thought of putting a de-esser on the snare? If you don't mind me suggesting, its the 9k you're trying to control there, and a de-esser would nicely grip that attack while keeping that lovely sizzle you've got on the tail. You wouldn't need more than 3-6db of gain reduction, but it would then give you the opportunity to control the attack of the snare without losing your tone.

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02-04-2019, 05:13 PM
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RE: Eliza Jane
Sounds like good advice will certainly try that .. never even thought about it
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02-04-2019, 05:59 PM
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RE: Eliza Jane
Can confirm, a de-essr on snare can work. I know i've tried it before on a snare with too much attack once. I just saw a YT about how Andrew Scheps uses a de-esser on guitars sometimes before brightening them. It seems obvious but we never think about this stuff sometimes. I wish there was a stock, frequency dependent compressor that worked at any frequency. I know there are things like the C4 and 'dynamic' equalizers and sidechains but I just want something dead simple that didn't stop at 2K.

I only have earbuds to listen and mix with at the moment. Take everything I say with a grain of salt.
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02-04-2019, 07:33 PM
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RE: Eliza Jane
Maybe I will try a multiband compressor got the Hq2 from audio assault cheap not used it - so Desser and multiband compressor will see how it sounds.
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