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mix to clean or improve...

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:40 pm
by Bombastic
if you read through my posts you will tell I'm pretty useless at mixing - I write and produce a lot of songs though - this is my latest, anyone want to have a go to mix it or clean it up??
https://soundcloud.com/slumberlords/bra ... r-the-apes

Re: mix to clean or improve...

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 pm
by 2aza
This isn't actually too bad, you just need to adjust a few levels. The vocals unfortunately, would have to be redone. Spend a good day or two working on them. Even if you have to record it word for word, it's that important to get your vocals right.

A good recording is very important for vocals. EQ, Compression, and a touch of reverb or delay for stereo space, to make the vocals sound like they belong in the field will be a lot easier with a good recording performance.

The whole beginning of the track minus the vocals sounds near perfect, mix-wise, then you have a bass synth sort of thing come in, and most of what you'd need to do is turn it down. Make sure everything sits right in the mix.

Re: mix to clean or improve...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:34 am
by Bombastic
I usually record my own vocals as reference and get another singer - beleive it or not I record them with a USB headset from work. Im thinking of keeping my vocals because i think they actually sound good :) anyway, I thought about what you suggested (re-doing all the vocals again with a better mike) I was trying to avoid it as I know there are tools out there that can clean up the vocals magically :)... but actually hearing it again, a lot of work is needed still.. thanks for your advice.

Re: mix to clean or improve...

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:42 am
by 2aza
You're welcome man, God Bless. :)