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My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 17-04-2022

Was a nice song to work with, a few acoustic challenges... Hope you enjoy..

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - mikej - 17-04-2022


Yeah I agree that this one is a little bit of a challenge. I started this one over a few times actually. It’s a great song, and well worth putting in the effort I feel.

Nice job evening out those low strings on the acoustic. The piano and string section are really nice in this mix. The long term dynamics work well throughout the mix too. It’s not quite as easy as it seems to keep everything in place - as the arrangement starts out small and then keeps growing towards the end as all the elements are brought in.

Watch the top end on the vocal and guitar in the first half - there’s a bit of a build up around 3k? I think that a little dip on the master (or those channels) should clear up nicely. Might be able to roll just a very slight touch of top end edge off the vocals and guitar too, to get rid of that very slight sense of brittleness. I found adding in a touch of low mids helped with that too.

Second half of the mix - the frequency balance is much better as the bass fills in the low mids and bottom end nicely and rounds out the balance.

Listening back to this and hearing the choir balances, amongst other things, it seems to me that you’ve also spent quite some time with this one with pretty good results. I think this is a really good effort.


RE: My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 18-04-2022

Thank you much for the feedback.

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - idearden - 06-11-2022

Many thanks HoB for this mix.

I agree that the tope end, especially the guitar, is a bit too bright at the start - as the other instruments come in, it gets masked quite well. You've got a lovely feel on the piano, and a terrific mix of the vocals, especially verse 3, when Jonny, Vicki and myself are all singing.

I love your work on the orchestral playout section - rich and enveloping!!

Ian D

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 06-11-2022

Thank you for the music and the feedback!

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 06-11-2022

Given it another shot to try to find a good spot for the intro guitar... :-P

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 19-11-2022

Still working on that guitar.....

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - mikej - 20-11-2022

(19-11-2022, 12:30 PM)HouseOfBedlam Wrote: Still working on that guitar.....


Perhaps try reducing some of those resonant frequencies in the guitar part? Try notching out around 384Hz, 546Hz and 2k-ish with a narrow 12db cut, as a starting point.


Edit: I remembered there's a pretty good youtube video on the subject that some people might find helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBFqHo2z9Q

RE: My "Song For John" Mix - HouseOfBedlam - 20-11-2022

Thats what i was workin thank you! :-), just cant get it to sound how i want to... :-P