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My Mix of James May_If You Say
15-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Post: #1
My Mix of James May_If You Say
This was a song I really enjoyed to work on.

Here is my version:
Hope you like it!

.mp3   James May_If You Say.mp3 --  (Download: 8.02 MB)

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14-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Post: #2
RE: My Mix of James May_If You Say
You've left the mix very open, almost stark, but while I don't approve of just adding effects for the sake of it, I think you should probably consider adding more short ambience at least, if only just to make more sense of the mix's depth perspective -- the vocals and snare sound significantly behind all the other instruments, which feels odd to me. By leaving everything so dry, you're also discouraging the instruments from blending into an ensemble, and it seems to me that this doesn't really serve the spirit of the song and the nature of the artist here.

The main thing that strikes me other than that is that the bass feels rather out of control. This is partly just the nature of upright bass in general, but it's been exacerbated by the recording process in this case and I think it's the mix engineer's duty to try to rein it in a bit in this case. The 70-80Hz region in particular has the habit of heading off into orbit, which makes it very difficult to feel confident in the balance.

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