My mix vs friend's original mix

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Which mix did you like better?

Original mix
1
25%
My mix
3
75%
 
Total votes: 4

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My mix vs friend's original mix

Post by Shellacattack » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:02 am

My friend did a mix and then sent me the multitracks to remix. I had difficulty dealing with a couple of the sounds he'd got, but did my best. Do you feel my mix is an overall improvement?

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Post by donny » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:54 pm

I felt that the drums (mostly snare) were too loud in the verse on your mix ... then the drums come down in volume during the choruses. The distorted guitars sounded better on your mix though (a little thin on the original).
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Post by jhharvest » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:04 pm

I preferred your version. More 'pop'. I'd push the vocals and bass still. And while the darker drums work great in the bridge / chorus, you could have a different tone in the verse. The stereo balance is a bit wonky in the first verse before the rhythm guitar comes in. Can you re-record the vocals? All it'd need is a bit more balls and it'd be great.

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Post by Jitters » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:15 pm

I liked the drum sound better in the first mix but I think you improved on everything else.

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Post by terryb » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:25 pm

Yours, shellacattack

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