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Vantage Point

Educated Fool
Got some new music coming out 2021. First is a remix of the title track of our fourth album, Work Work Work. Then in a couple of weeks we have a new track, 24 Hours of Freedom, which features a lead vocal by Blaze Bayley, which I'm obviously pretty stoked about.

 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
I'm about to finish a solo project but I'd like to get a second pair of ears to evaluate the mix before I consider it finished. I'd appreciate it if someone with mixing experience took a listen and offered some feedback on whether it sounds too harsh/boomy/etc. Otherwise I'll keep tinkering with it forever and possibly make it worse.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
A song? More songs? An album?

I think @Yax and @Mosh have had education in this field. But in my experience mixing can also be a personal matter. And sometimes person A hears stuff (finds stuff important) and person B does not hear it and/or puts emphasis on other matters.
Especially when it is a solo project, it would be satisfying if you yourself (also) would like the mix.

But perhaps you like several mixes you've made and have trouble with choosing?
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I have absolutely no experience in mixing but if you’d like opinions I can definitely offer that.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
It’s good to have an extra set of ears and was encouraged when I was in school. I did pursue an audio certificate out of high school but that’s about it for formal training (I went the performance route when I transitioned to university). I would be happy to listen to stuff regardless.
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
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Yeah, you don't want to get stuck in this. Besides, I tend to lose myself after too much tinkering, either during an extended session or over time, where the sum of all changes the tired ears suggests you make, lead to either nothing or a worse sounding mix, just like you said.

I'll be happy to offer my thoughts.
 
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Zare

Automaton Sovietico
Sometimes I wish I had a old box multitrack recorder that has nothing except channel volume, pan and EQ.

As soon as I'm in Cubase I find myself distracted with unnecessary shit. As soon as two distinct instrument tracks (like guitar and drums) are made, sounds don't blend, of course they don't it's just a demo who cares, but lets try and change a few presets, turn a few knobs...half a hour later sound is still shit and recording went nowhere. I bought a cheapest Chinese processor just for recording ideas on the fly and I found myself upgrading firmwares and inserting impulse defs in for cabinet modeling, like it's going to ever sound like triple rectifier on 4x12.
 

Saapanael

Ancient Mariner
It is finished. For the first time since 2018 I have a song to release. I originally planned to finish this in early 2020 before going abroad, but I'm glad I didn't because in the meantime I've become somewhat more aware of what I want to do musically. I think I got the inspiration for this song from listening to Opeth's Ghost Reveries. But in the end, there's Maiden, DT and all my favourite stuff in there.
Thanks @Yax for tips on how to clear up the mix a bit.

 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
It is finished. For the first time since 2018 I have a song to release. I originally planned to finish this in early 2020 before going abroad, but I'm glad I didn't because in the meantime I've become somewhat more aware of what I want to do musically. I think I got the inspiration for this song from listening to Opeth's Ghost Reveries. But in the end, there's Maiden, DT and all my favourite stuff in there.
Thanks @Yax for tips on how to clear up the mix a bit.

Some very cool stuff in there, nice playing! I love that first heavy riff! Very Opethian.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Cool how the acoustic guitar emerges again, out of that heavy riff (fading out)!
Awesome melodies / chord progressions later on !
Beautiful work Saap!
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
It is finished. For the first time since 2018 I have a song to release. I originally planned to finish this in early 2020 before going abroad, but I'm glad I didn't because in the meantime I've become somewhat more aware of what I want to do musically. I think I got the inspiration for this song from listening to Opeth's Ghost Reveries. But in the end, there's Maiden, DT and all my favourite stuff in there.
Thanks @Yax for tips on how to clear up the mix a bit.

Loved this, great stuff.
 

Vantage Point

Educated Fool
My band, has put out a couple of new tunes today, as always, available on all the major streaming platforms. Both of these tracks feature guest vocalists, though unlike last months release with Blaze singing, you won't have heard of these vocalists!


 
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