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Mandubien's mix
#11
Ok, here's V3, with subtil changes suggested by Mike: more low end definition for the bass and a better relationship with the guitars, a less muddy lead vocal with a side-chained compressor on the lead guitar. I reduced the hi ends on the BVs to make them sound more behind the lead vocals. Finally I set up a linear phase EQ to reduce the muddiness of the overall mix.

I kept the vinyl effect on the intro, cause I simply like it so much :p I changed it a bit, starting with an electronic/mechanic noise before the instruments come in. So it sounds like someone is launching an old vinyl.

Does it sound better to you guys ?


.mp3    Diesel13 - Colour Me Red v3.mp3 --  (Download: 7.34 MB)


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#12
Sounds good.
I like the intro. It fits song and doesn't sound like a gimmick.
Other than that I'm being extremely nit-picky:
The toms might be a little loud but I like loud toms so they might be ok.
There's one or two loud Esses in the BGVs at least in the outro.
It might be just a little too 'fat'. Maybe. Like by a dB or so in the upper lows. But it's better to have a little meat on it's bones than being too thin.

Sounds great. Excellent job.
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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Mix the song, not the tracks (<-pithy)
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#13
Sounds pretty interesting, I like it
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#14
Thank you guys !

I think it's time to stop mixing this song for me. I feel I've reached the time when if I keep touching things, it will be worse. So this will be my final version.

Nothing can be perfect in our world :p
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#15
Ha. I understand. It sounds excellent as it stands.
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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#16
That is a great sounding mix - very punchy and full! I agree that the intro is too much of an 'effect' for the genre, although the original makes a nod to this kind of lofi intro. I agree that some reverb would bring the thing together more and add some 'dimension' - although I would think 'room' rather than 'reverb' and carefully choose the elements that benefit so it doesn't become a swamp and retains some front-to-back perspective. Loving the mix though....
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#17
Thanks Joe !

Actually I always use an ambiance reverb to glue things. It's pretty subtle of course. I put a room reverb on the drums, spring reverb on the guitars, and a short plate + tape delay on the vocals.
I also used medium and far reverbs to make some instruments and BVs sound behind the rest.

Anyway, there are so many options when mixing... Some emphasize the lead guitar, some would prefer drums... As Mike said in another thread, after listening to 20 mixes, it's damn hard to stay objective :p

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