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#1161
Hey guys, haven't posted here in a couple of months but just wanted to share my latest work.

Any and all feedback is welcome.

This is the first time I have ever performed vocals. They were recorded with a 57 and no pop shield which isn't ideal, but as I am not a vocalist this is all I have access to.

The production I feel is possibly my best so far, and I did a lot of referencing with other tracks to nail the sound I wanted. That said, I have spent so many hours the past couple of days on this that my ears are kinda tired.

Anyway, here's the link. Currently it's private but I will probably make it public tomorrow.

If anyone wants to know specifics about how I did anything just ask and I'll let you know.

https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/chaos-dimension-mastered-again/s-CNgpl

Thanks in advance, and if you post a link I will of course C4C.
#1163
Quote by GuitarManiac110
https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/the-long-road I'm a beginner when it comes to mixing,C4C naturally. Never made a song like this...


Sounds fairly solid from what I can hear. The strings sound slightly odd but that sounds more like the sound of the plugin rather than your mixing. Personally I would have had the piano slightly louder but that's a preference thing.

For a beginner this is very good. The mix suits the music very well so none of it really feels out of place.
#1164
Thanks,dude! Listened your stuff on Soundcloud,Chaos Dimensions wasn't my kind of music but it sounded very professionally mixed,very clear and powerful. Panthalassa on the other hand sounded awesome! (Guitar tone was a tad too flubby for my taste though.)
#1165
GS LEAD 5:I think the guitar tone needs a bit tightening as it makes the mix sound a bit muddy to me. Same thing with kick drum,maybe tighten it with some compression and eq. And I'd personally prefer to lover the volume of the kick as well,but that's my opinion. The bass sounds great considering that it's a pitch shifted guitar. As for the song,the part with the piano at 2:20 especially caught my ear,it sounded very nice! All in all,not bad,keep it up! My song's here:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/the-long-road
Last edited by GuitarManiac110 at Nov 6, 2015,
#1166
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug2UbBEWrBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZrraTuJYHc

Seems kinda dead on this forum. I'll try anyway.

A friend of mine wanted to try out for a few local bands and wanted me to record her voice. She is not a musician as you might be able to tell. She has a unique voice that could be cultivated. But as such at the moment, making the above two tracks was a little difficult. Skinny Love is definitely the stronger one. I think she did very well, though, for where she is coming from.

I used two mics (SM57 and PG48 panned left and right), an interface, and the computer. She used headphones to listen to the original track and sung with it, but I could not hear the track myself. If I had known she was not hitting the notes as much as is apparent I would have helped. But then again she had the track playing. She used voice cancellation on the computer as well so that did not help much. And there were some other factors as well. I recorded the guitars after. Still working on getting studio headphones as well.

So aside from that, any critiques? I used normalization, compressor, EQ (bass and low mid cut), reverb, etc.
Last edited by Will Lane at Nov 23, 2015,
#1167
Hey guys, been off the forum for awhile. Got a new project I'm working with and would like to share. Looking for some advice, suggestions, crit of the song since we're doing this all on our own right now.

A little background info: Everything is done ITB. Drums are tracked through a DM10 into Addictive Drums. Guitars & Bass into Amplitube. We're using Logic along with some Waves plugins. This is the first track we recorded, we're pre-producing before actually going to a studio.

Thanks a lot in advanced, I'll crit4crit.

https://soundcloud.com/mark-my-words-44059978/turn-the-page
#1169
Quote by ronhoward
Hey guys, been off the forum for awhile. Got a new project I'm working with and would like to share. Looking for some advice, suggestions, crit of the song since we're doing this all on our own right now.

A little background info: Everything is done ITB. Drums are tracked through a DM10 into Addictive Drums. Guitars & Bass into Amplitube. We're using Logic along with some Waves plugins. This is the first track we recorded, we're pre-producing before actually going to a studio.

Thanks a lot in advanced, I'll crit4crit.

https://soundcloud.com/mark-my-words-44059978/turn-the-page

That's the same setup I use! Amplitube, Logic, Waves, programmed drums and just an interface Guitar needs more a few more mids, bit less gain and more reverb. Lead vocals are still a bit too dry for me, and bring them down in the mix. For overdubs, harmonies I find that a high pass filter, having longer delay and reverb settings, and having them lower in the mix tend to help them blend a bit better. Bass sits fairly well, if a bit buried by the kick. Needs some more around 250, bit less under 50, and a tighter compressor.

Any critique by anyone on my latest 'learn the song, record and mix in an afternoon' project would be greatly appreciated!
https://soundcloud.com/steven-o-3/anklebiters-instrumental-cover

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#1170
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The kick sounds a bit boxy, like could do with some mids being cut from what I can hear. Snare sounds great. Toms could pop a little more, they aren't as noticeable as I think they should be. The bass fuzz sounds decent in the context of the song but it might be worth only applying the overdrive to the higher end of the bass to keep the low end clean.

Here's a segment for an original I have worked on tonight after purchasing some new plugins. Any feedback welcomed.

https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/janus-by-charlie-munro-wip-clip
#1171
Guitar is pumping a bit.

Try multiband compressing it instead of straight compressing and only compress the bottom of it to control the palm muting.
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#1172
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Guitar is pumping a bit.

Try multiband compressing it instead of straight compressing and only compress the bottom of it to control the palm muting.



Ah, that will be because I was experimenting with the JST GR and Clip plugins, although I forget which I actually used on the guitars. I always use multiband on rhythm guitars, so I may have overcompressed in my experimentation!
#1173
Quote by ozzyismetal
That's the same setup I use! Amplitube, Logic, Waves, programmed drums and just an interface Guitar needs more a few more mids, bit less gain and more reverb. Lead vocals are still a bit too dry for me, and bring them down in the mix. For overdubs, harmonies I find that a high pass filter, having longer delay and reverb settings, and having them lower in the mix tend to help them blend a bit better. Bass sits fairly well, if a bit buried by the kick. Needs some more around 250, bit less under 50, and a tighter compressor.

Any critique by anyone on my latest 'learn the song, record and mix in an afternoon' project would be greatly appreciated!
https://soundcloud.com/steven-o-3/anklebiters-instrumental-cover


Thanks mate The other song we have posted is a lot better, but still needs work.

Listening to the Anklebiters Instrumental Cover. Pretty good mix, everything seems to be sitting well together. If anything the lead track needs a little extra something. Not sure if comp/boost will help bring it out more or just tweaking the eq. Tight stuff though.
#1175
I'm doing a cover of the last unison of Dream Theater's This Dying Soul, but rather than a standard "record on a crappy video camera" cover, I thought I'd actually record it properly with higher quality sound. I found the highest quality isolated drum track from the original song and recorded my bass over it (tried to stick to the original bass sound). I recorded my guitar (mono) and added a keyboard track lowered to an agreeable level (probably) and panned 50% left.

here's a snippet: https://soundcloud.com/sourcegamer101/test-mix

this part calls for runs low on the neck, and I'm trying to make it sound more tight and less muddy
#1176
Quote by ronhoward
Hey guys, been off the forum for awhile. Got a new project I'm working with and would like to share. Looking for some advice, suggestions, crit of the song since we're doing this all on our own right now.

A little background info: Everything is done ITB. Drums are tracked through a DM10 into Addictive Drums. Guitars & Bass into Amplitube. We're using Logic along with some Waves plugins. This is the first track we recorded, we're pre-producing before actually going to a studio.

Thanks a lot in advanced, I'll crit4crit.

https://soundcloud.com/mark-my-words-44059978/turn-the-page

The song's nice,loving the vocals!

But in my opinion they could be a bit lower in the mix and they're a bit dry,try putting some reverb or delay in there! The guitars could use a bit more body,the bass sounds great but it's buried by the kick drum,which could use a bit more "click" in the sound,but that's my preference. Overall,great job,great song!

Here's mine:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/the-long-road
#1177
Quote by GuitarManiac110
The song's nice,loving the vocals!

But in my opinion they could be a bit lower in the mix and they're a bit dry,try putting some reverb or delay in there! The guitars could use a bit more body,the bass sounds great but it's buried by the kick drum,which could use a bit more "click" in the sound,but that's my preference. Overall,great job,great song!

Here's mine:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/the-long-road


Thanks! The mixes are getting better since that song was recorded. Still learning.

Digging the guitar tone, though I'm not hearing the bass to fill it out. Pretty good drum tone imo, the kick has a lot of attack to it. Makes it stand out without being boomy. Cool song and good mix. Maybe do some tweaking on the low end.
#1178
Quote by ronhoward
Thanks! The mixes are getting better since that song was recorded. Still learning.

Digging the guitar tone, though I'm not hearing the bass to fill it out. Pretty good drum tone imo, the kick has a lot of attack to it. Makes it stand out without being boomy. Cool song and good mix. Maybe do some tweaking on the low end.


Thanks man!

Lowering the volume of the low end was actually a conscious decision I made since I couldn't get the bass to sit right in the mix. It was always either too low or overwhelming everything (which I absolutely didn't want) so I decided to leave it out a bit,need to practice more.
#1179
Quote by GuitarManiac110
Thanks man!

Lowering the volume of the low end was actually a conscious decision I made since I couldn't get the bass to sit right in the mix. It was always either too low or overwhelming everything (which I absolutely didn't want) so I decided to leave it out a bit,need to practice more.


Yea the bass is the hardest for me to get right. I've got some new songs where I've eq'd duplicate bass tracks. One just lows and pretty clean. The other mids-highs with a lot of compression and grit. That's worked a little better, but still needs improvement.
#1180
Hi guys, just wanted to share my latest production. This was probably the most intense production I have done. I 100% built this from the ground up. I transcribed the song by ear, recorded guitar, bass and vocals myself, edited everything including drum and keyboard MIDI, mixed and finally mastered.

I have also made a complete set of raw stems available for download for you guys to practice with, which I will link below.

https://soundcloud.com/charlie-munro-mixes/the-other-half-of-me-by-born-of-osiris/s-7CJvf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRU00TAqKks

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vnkvb2pz7uvsjsz/The%20Other%20Half%20Of%20Me%20Stems.zip?dl=0
#1181
Great job,man!

In my opinion,the mix is almost flawless. The vocals...maybe,just maybe could be a bit louder,but that's it. The kick is a bit too clicky for my taste,but again,that's propably just me

All in all,awesome job!

Oh,and you absolutely nailed the solo,you're a great player. Keep it up!

PS:My song is in the latest post.
#1183
Quote by GuitarManiac110
Great job,man!

In my opinion,the mix is almost flawless. The vocals...maybe,just maybe could be a bit louder,but that's it. The kick is a bit too clicky for my taste,but again,that's propably just me

All in all,awesome job!

Oh,and you absolutely nailed the solo,you're a great player. Keep it up!

PS:My song is in the latest post.


Cheers, I have had the same feedback elsewhere about turning up the vocals so I will watch for that next time.

The only track I can see that you have linked here is The Long Road which I gave a crit for on the last page, if you have another please post and I'll have a listen.

EDIT: Ignore me, I'll listen to the one you just put up!
#1184
I would bring the guitar down when the strings come in, it seems to draw focus away.

Could maybe do with a bit more low end during the build up before the quiet outro.

I can't think of a huge amount to say apart from that as I have never mixed anything like that. Love this kind of music though, very Two Steps From Hell-ish.
#1185
Quote by Random3
I would bring the guitar down when the strings come in, it seems to draw focus away.

Could maybe do with a bit more low end during the build up before the quiet outro.

I can't think of a huge amount to say apart from that as I have never mixed anything like that. Love this kind of music though, very Two Steps From Hell-ish.


Thanks! A friend of mine also mentioned the lack of low end,need to watch out for that in the future! The guitars were actually lower in the mix first but then for some reason I dediced that they need to be louder,oh well,live and learn...
#1186
Quote by GuitarManiac110
First time doing "epic" orchestral stuff,mixing this was a pain. Give me some feedback/tips on the mixing and the composition and C4C naturally!

Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/the-incursion
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Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObySNZ9Q_nY

I won't be great help with mixing feedback, but, damn, this sounds amazing!

Would love if anyone could leave a bit of feedback about my mixing on this:
https://soundcloud.com/assafle/metallica-nothing-else-matters-cover
#1187
Thanks,BKSlash! Nice cover,btw. The only thing that caught my ear was the lack of vibrato in your lead playing and vibrato is THE most important thing in lead playing!
#1188
Quote by GuitarManiac110
Thanks,BKSlash! Nice cover,btw. The only thing that caught my ear was the lack of vibrato in your lead playing and vibrato is THE most important thing in lead playing!

Thanks I'll keep that in mind
#1189
Hey Folks, I'd like to get some thoughts on my latest single, "Freedom Soon Will Come". What do you thin about the quality of the recording and mastering and furthermore what are your opinions on the song (musically und lyricly)? Thanks, Good Luck

You can check out the Song here:
https://play.spotify.com/album/6fBdkBA7rXxcdNMtAecFMd
Last edited by hannifroehlich at Feb 16, 2016,
#1190
Hi! I'm just learning mixing and put up one backing track (that i actually made just for my self), but after uploading it in to youtube i realized that hi-hat is almost gone. It was too quiet already but i have a strong feeling that youtube did something to the sound quality. Has anyone else faced this kind of problem?
Please, give me critic. What else i'm doing wrong?
For this one i used Reaper, EzMix, and EzDrummer. Only kick and snare (top) were on their own channel to play with EzMix.
https://youtu.be/lpGjzn86acA
Last edited by FinChords at Mar 1, 2016,
#1191
Ah,a fellow Finn!

Youtube isn't necessarily the best place to upload music,everything that goes there gets compressed to death and probably EQ:d. Hope that answers your questions.

On to the critic then:Try using less gain in the guitars,too much makes the mix muddy. They're also a bit too loud compared to rest of the mix,lower the volume a bit and you'll get more clarity. This could be just me,but I think that your bass is a bit out of tune/bad intonation in some places,which further increases the muddiness. Drum tones are actually pretty nice and the backing track itself is good. Nice job!

This is my Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi If metal/rock is your thing then I'd suggest you take a listen at the song titled "the Long Road". If you're more into cinematic stuff then "the Incursion" is for you!
#1193
Quote by GuitarManiac110
Back with another track,this time it has smooth bass lines! I suck at fingerstyle,though...

For the goodies follow this link:https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/water-drops

Feedback wanted and naturally,C4C!

Really digging the bass tone, actually. I think that the guitar is just a taaaaaaaaaad too loud, but that could really just be my speakers. Makes the mids kind of stand out a bit too much, methinks. All in all, great job!

Here's mine:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9fmhupih7qfwmh/ill%20fate.mp3?dl=1

Got this track off of Cambridge's "Mixing Secrets" so I gave it a go. I decided that I didn't want to use a limiter at all this time, the level sits comfortably at -0.2 dB and absolutely nothing is squishing it down, save for a mix bus compressor on some real easy settings just to glue the mix together a bit. Let me know what you think and of course, C4C as always!
Last edited by Dzamija at Mar 15, 2016,
#1194
Quote by Dzamija
Really digging the bass tone, actually. I think that the guitar is just a taaaaaaaaaad too loud, but that could really just be my speakers. Makes the mids kind of stand out a bit too much, methinks. All in all, great job!

Here's mine:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9fmhupih7qfwmh/ill%20fate.mp3?dl=1

Got this track off of Cambridge's "Mixing Secrets" so I gave it a go. I decided that I didn't want to use a limiter at all this time, the level sits comfortably at -0.2 dB and absolutely nothing is squishing it down, save for a mix bus compressor on some real easy settings just to glue the mix together a bit. Let me know what you think and of course, C4C as always!


The track sounds absolutely sweet. I would personally like to have a bit more gain on the rhythm guitars,but that's just my preference. Kick is also a bit muffled,it could use some of that "click",if you know what I mean. But all those aside,awesome job,dude!
#1195
Quote by GuitarManiac110
The track sounds absolutely sweet. I would personally like to have a bit more gain on the rhythm guitars,but that's just my preference. Kick is also a bit muffled,it could use some of that "click",if you know what I mean. But all those aside,awesome job,dude!

Yeah I never know what I want to do with the kick. Sometimes I want it clicky, sometimes I want it thumpy. Sometimes I go a little too thumpy. You're right, now that I listen to it, could use a bit more click :O Thanks, dude!
Last edited by Dzamija at Mar 15, 2016,
#1196
Back with another orchestral track (my second attempt) I'm quite happy with the way it came out,not 100% happy with the mix though,(mixing orchestra with one mic position is hard ) but I thought that I should release it so I can move on with my other stuff. Feedback/tips on mixing stuff like this is greatly appreciated. C4C as always.

https://soundcloud.com/mrlinssi/legacy
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#1197
Percussion is way too loud and upfront. Unless you are going for a real pounding vibe, I'd put them a bit lower in the mix to force them to the 'back' of the sound (I'm assuming you're using a VST orchestra).

If you are using a VST... other than mentioned above...

That horn at ~0:32 is a bit too present as well. I'm thinking it's a French Horn (hard to tell in a full mix and a VST but it has that French Horn smoothness to it) and it's really strident. Try dropping it just a bit. Most solos aren't that forward in classical, so bringing it down a smidge may add some real emotion to it. . AS well, I'd look to lengthening the crescendo on it; I think a slightly longer build up to the note (f? ff?) would give a bit more realism, as would a small bit of vibrato on the note once it's played.

The Vionlins/Violas on the left side a a bit too loud compared to the contra on the right side, drop them just a hair down. Once the choir comes in, they're at a good spot to accentuate the motif that you have going. I'd look at maybe doing some pizzicato in the opening of that motif until the voices start as texture.

The choir is somewhat static and bland (most likely the samples and not the notation itself), which p[erhaps settling them in a bit )much like the percussion as they're really overpowering the horns in the big epic part starting at 1:05 or so. Now, there may not be a lot of horns going on in there, but I'm fairly certain I hear a bass section in there that sounds slightly blasty that just can't be easily picked out without really focusing in.

Just curious, what resolution are you using when moving those chordal groups in that section? It may benefit from perhaps expanding the range from the pedal point which could also provide way more punch and oomph to the resolution (which IMHO could more benefit from a picardy tthird resolution, but that's me being picky).

Mix wise, just a few small adjustments.
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#1198
Wow,thanks for the detailed review,you've been really helpful!

English isn't my first language,so I had to look up what you meant by resolution. Now,if I understood (hopefully) what you were asking,the chords are just A minor to G major. Really simple,(and perhaps a bit repeating) but that was pretty much what I was going for.

Thanks for the critic,Sir,really appreciated!
#1200
So I've got a new project and this is our first track we recorded/self produced. Any feedback would be appreciated as I'm still struggling with being comfortable mixing. Thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/lost-in-silence-49711142/lostinsilence-hello-goodbye