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The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'
22-07-2019, 12:07 AM (This post was last modified: 30-07-2019 12:05 AM by Lethan.)
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The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'
Hi Guys,
It's been a while, I took a shot on this one, any critics very welcome.

Guys, so i tried to improve it, cleaned up drums and some small adjustment, also tried to get better BV, but not really happy with them. Does it sound better?

.mp3   The_Wood_Brothers_Honey Jar_ver3.mp3 --  (Download: 12.9 MB)

.mp3   The_Wood_Brothers_Honey Jar_ver5.mp3 --  (Download: 12.9 MB)

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25-07-2019, 03:49 PM
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RE: The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'
My Entertainment Manager at a casino I was working at once told me 'there is more to a mix than the bass drum'! She was right. Your kick sounds great, but...

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28-07-2019, 05:36 PM
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RE: The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'
I second what mitc said... also too much reverb on those drums in my opinion.

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03-08-2019, 01:49 PM
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RE: The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'
The vocals are placed in a bigger sounding space than the drums, so this does not help glue the things together. Decrease early reflection on drums, and increase pre-delay (and early) on vocals, plus play with the type (room/chamber/hall) of the effect.

In addition to that it is quick solution to boost the upper mids on kick to help stand out in the mix, but it makes it artificial, so I would be very careful with that.
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20-08-2019, 05:23 PM
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RE: The Wood Brothers: 'Honey Jar'

I felt free to start on V5 Smile
I said this before on another thread for this song: I think the kick has too much compression and "smack" to really fit a live session of that sort... But it might just be me... just personal taste Big Grin

I find the reverb overall a little distracting. It kinda blurs the mix and takes a lot of the energy, you are then trying to get back by pushing the kick.
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