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Blues Bastards - Sugar
#1
This is my take on this lovely song 
I've taken it a bit further and done my first automation  Blush (hope it really helped the mix)
Let me know what you think  Smile

Edit (v2 R01) - 29.06.2024
New mix from scratch

Cheers


.mp3    Blues Bastards - Sugar.mp3 --  (Download: 7.9 MB)


.mp3    Blues Bastards - Sugar v2 R01.mp3 --  (Download: 8.47 MB)


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#2
Hi!

Nice mix. I recall this one was quite challenging with lots of parts to fit together - and it's very atmospheric.

Only a couple of notes -

The guitar arpeggio at around 01:12 gets a bit lost, as does the guitar figure around the 1:53 mark. You could also maybe add just a touch more top end to the guitars to bring out a little more detail in the strings a bit more (but not too much!).

Good work.

Cheers!
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#3
Thanks for listening and for your feedback, I'm really glad you liked it

Yes, I thought about the arpeggios to give them more attention in the mix (automation...maybe?)
Listening with another pair of fresh ears (I always listen twice before posting the mix, with about an hour break between mixing sessions), I think there are still lots of things to improve on this mix, and now I'm still not sure about the squeaky sounds on acoustic guitars when changing chords (they are a bit distracting, but also they add a bit of character), and yeah, I think the guitars need to be more detailed

Thanks again,
Cheers
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#4
New mix from scratch added, hope a better one
Let me know what you think

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#5
(29-06-2024, 07:26 PM)filipandrei Wrote: New mix from scratch added, hope a better one
Let me know what you think

Cheers

Hi!

Mix v2 is very good. I particularly like the weight and texture of the kick, and how the snare sits. The little bit of width/ambience on the snare decay is really nice. Toms sound good too. All the elements of the track are balanced really well, whilst also maintaining the depth and atmosphere that I think this track needs. Great job.

Cheers!
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#6
Thanks mikej, for listening and for your feedback
I'm glad you liked it

Cheers!
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