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Post by jakejessee »

Hey I have put together another track using waves plugins. Been making my own music for about two years now and havee been learning through experience and some youtube videos along the way. I get stressed at the end when I'm using reference tracks feeling like my mix/master isn't quite there yet. I think I'm also kinda hard on myself but I just want my songs to sound professional. Please check the link and give me your best review/critique. Also this song is freestyle :)

Thanks so much in advance.
Lots of love.

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Away from the studio at the moment but I'll give it a listen when I get back. :thumbup:
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Post by James Perrett »

Sounds pretty good to me. The balance sounds good and I like the fairly relaxed vibe.

The only thing I'd comment on is a slightly strange top end which sounds a bit like you've overdone the Aural Exciter - or just cranked up the extreme high eq a bit much.
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Thank you!!
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Post by awjoe »

The mix is great. I find myself listening to the lyrics which is what this mix is all about.
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Post by blinddrew »

Not a genre I normally listen to but thoughts as I listen:
For me the electric piano is a bit loud. It's overpowering the vocal.
Really clear, stripped back mix.
Nice mix up on the flow leading up to 1:40.
For me you could add a bit more variety in there. Most of the elements start at the beginning of the track and run all the way through. What if you dropped some of them out here and there, try a break bar perhaps.
You've got some good lyrics in there, they could probably stand alone in occasional places to add emphasis; you nearly do it at 1:50 but I think it could stand it elsewhere as well, and to a greater extent.
Good work. :thumbup:
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Post by Lophophora »

Hey, great song! I enjoyed listening to that a lot.

The electric piano that sounds like a Wurlitzer with stereo tremolo is masking the vocals in places (the first verse from 0:05 to 0:25 for instance) because of the presence of the higher keys competing with the vocal range. You could use volume automation, fast attack compression, EQ, sidechain compression or a combination of the above to get these notes in check and make way for the vocals.

This is a matter of taste, but I would use the delay on the "telephone" voice less often. Its repetition makes the chorus a bit monotonous after a while. And maybe try to be creative with something else, to bring more excitement to this section.

Good job!
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