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Livin in the City inspired by Van Morrison
I was listening to Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison last night and it inspired me to make this mix here, on that song the drums, bass, guitars, and backup vocals are panned LCR and the bass seems to have some form of ADT on it, which sounds really cool and something that would suit the vibe of this track here. I've also added an instance of Izotope Vinyl set to 1970s mode to emulate the character of of the Van Morrison track more and as a side effect it seemed to smooth out some of the weirdness going on in the overheads.

This is a static mix now and I'm going to do some automation passes late on but I'm uploading this mix as a proof of concept rough mix, so changes will come and I appreciate your feedback!


.mp3    Living in the City Mix 1 \'70s.mp3 --  (Download: 8.09 MB)

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Great overall tone !

I Really like what you did with the bass, great tone, but the panning fells strange to me.

I'm looking forward on hearing the v2 !
I like it for a static mix, specially how well bass-kick-snare sit on the left, brings The Kinks to mind. If you're after "historical" accuracy (probably not), those cymbals opening the stereo feel kinda weird. Maybe guitar could have some more presence and grit with them back with the rest of the drumkit. Very good job with the backing vocals.

Not very sure about the stereo slap delay on the vocal, thou. It feels too modern and posh compared with everything else.
I really like how this sounds, I think it suits the song.

The backing vocals sound great!

I always find drums panned hard left or right slightly uncomfortable to listen too.