Mix von Andrecho
Hochgeladen am: 22.01.2018 22:38 | Venezuela
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We noticed that the choir seems to be quiet indirect and distant in your mix. This is mainly because of a relatively dull and muffled frequency response. You should try to give this signal (s) a bit more of high frequency energy and maybe boost the studio mics a little to make the choir more open and direct. This is also important to get a good intelligibility. We also noticed that your EQ-ing of the choir seems a bit twisted and unnatural. Try to keep an eye on the mid areas as these transfer most of the musical content and the most important overtones. The bass area of your mix is a bit too stable and would definitely profit from a little more movement and „pumping“. You can use a fair amount of sidechain ducking / compression to make the bassdrum present and the beat more „danceable“. In this way you can get a loud and boomy bass area without these both instruments competing to heavily. We noticed some strange use of creative effects on the piano that make the piano sound fairly unnatural. If you did this on purpose you could try to make it a bit more obvious – more courage please. ;) If a twisted and unnaturally edited piano sound is not what you intended, you should definitely check your settings to get a more natural piano sound. As you might have noticed while mixing this song, we gave you two Lead Vocal tracks – one of them with the sibilants cut out. This one was meant to be mixed as a Backing Vocal track as one usually doesn't want any Esses in the Backing Vocals. Unfortunately you chose a fairly loud volume on this track which makes the sibilants very quiet and unnatural. You'll certainly find a better ratio between the vocal tracks to make it sound more natural. ;) The cymbals and the triangle are really loud what kind of misses the hierarchy of the song unfortunately. You should make these signals a little quieter. You chose fairly extreme panoramic positions for many instruments in your mix. In general it is of course a good idea to spread the signals in order to make the sonic image big and three-dimensional but this aspect seems a bit exaggerated in your mix. Therefore you could tendencially choose a narrower image for the signals in your mix. You should try to put the Lead Vocals more in the front of the mix as they appear a little dull and distant. You can give it a little more volume and treble to make it more direct. By the way we noticed some clipping and distortion in your mix. This might be because of bad limiting. You should therefore have a look on the levels in your mix and check the dynamic processing as well. The screenshot below shows the comparison of frequency response. The orange curves show energy over frequency of our mix while the white curves show the frequenqy response of your version of this song. The upper curve is for peak levels and the lower curve shows the energy over time. Therefore the lower curve is more meaningful for the comparison. You should lower the volume of our mix by 10 dB as the auditory AB-comparison is only valid on the same loudness level.
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