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Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:16 pm
by deHaan
Hi there

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1247155/Fall%20fallout.mp3

I just finished the first mix of this new elctro-acoustic-ish song. It's some of the best stuff I've made for a long time if you ask me :)

I am sending this track with my application for the academy of music in Denmark, so I would love to get some comments on the mix.

Thank you

Best regards Nikolaj

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:17 am
by tlennon
Hey Nik. Sounds pretty good from a mix perspective to me. A very interesting etude and dialog. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your submission.

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:21 am
by deHaan
Thank you Tiennon :) Here is the final mix: http://soundcloud.com/kravlegarden/fall-fallout

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:22 pm
by LLR
Sounds great to me. The mix seems balanced, I hear all the little weird bits. I really like the ambience of the song.

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:02 pm
by 33tetragammon
hi Nikolaj,

well,it's nice too hear and see(after analyzing the waveform) that it has dynamics in it as well,it automatically makes it better to listen to,and non-fatiguing.so thanks for that!

a few things i noticed(in your FINAL MIX) :

-to my taste there was a bit too much bass in the kick,3 dB less at around 100 hz makes it more balanced imo,it seems as if that is overpowering the rest.
-it might help to take out some mud at round 300 hz,750hz,some harshness at around 1800 hz.the biggest problem i heard was at around 3600 hz(which started at around 35 seconds),that literally peaks(the human ear is most sensitive around 3000 hz).
this is just a quick overall eq i did on it though.if you need more advice just let me know.below i posted a screenshot of what i actually did(nevermind the wide Q at around 3600 hz,forgot to narrow it :oops: ) :

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other than that,nice work!

best,

Wasili

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:56 pm
by deHaan
Thanks a lot guys!

@ Wasili:

Do you think I should do the EQ'ing on the master track, or on the individual tracks?

Re: Just finished this electro-acoustic thing - mix help needed

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:42 pm
by 33tetragammon
deHaan wrote:Thanks a lot guys!

@ Wasili:

Do you think I should do the EQ'ing on the master track, or on the individual tracks?
whenever it's possible to go back to the mix to do a fix,do it.
because if you apply eq on the master,you will affect everything in the mix,which is probably not advisable and/or desirable.
remember(as cliche as it may sound) : a good master begins with a good mix,and a good mix might not even need mastering at all.