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Megadeth Cover - Could you evaluate my mix?

Post by HardRockVice »

Hello everyone! I hope posting a cover is not against the rules here. It is my first post.
Could you guys tell me what you think about my mix?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AsrggUFrcw

Opinions on vocals performance are welcome too.

Thanks
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Post by blinddrew »

Very much not my genre but for me the whole mid-channel needs to come up in comparison to the sides. Feels like I've got a pair of guitarists 10 feet away but the rest of the band are 10 yards away.
Aside from that it's very clean, lots of separation and nice wide spacing of the instruments.
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Thank you blinddrew for your feedback. Much appreciated.
Anyone else would like to say something? do you agree with blinddrew?
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Post by Aaron Straley »

Great playing and singing here. Its obvious you put some time and effort onto this. I listened to yours and the original. The mixes are a bit different, if thats intentional or not? Thanks for sharing... I know a few Megadeth songs and this one is new to me.
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Hey Aaron! Thanks for checking out our cover! And yes I mixed it without paying much attention to the original. But instead just mixing it the way it sounds good to my ears and my personal taste. The original rocks of course! But I wanted to have a version of our own, otherwise what's the purpose of a cover? A little different is good I think : )
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Post by Aaron Straley »

Yes but its the same in every other way. To me, the vocals and guitar are sitting better in the mix on the original. I can hear the vocal better and the guitars are back a little more. I was originally curious if you used the original as a reference when mixing/mastering.

Also curious, it sounds close to the same speed as the original. Do you know if there is any difference there or not?
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Post by HardRockVice »

Yep, as for the instruments, the guys played it very close to the original, but I sang it differently and mixed it differently.
The speed is the same because we start recording with drums, and our drummer recorded his drums while playing together with the original on his headphones.
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Post by James Perrett »

I'd agree with Drew that there is a hole in the middle of the stereo image. I would normally expect to hear a rock solid vocal and snare in the middle but they are a bit indistinct. If you have used a stereo processor to widen things then it is probably worth dialling it back a bit.

Otherwise the sounds, the vocals and the mix are pretty good.
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Post by RichardT »

It's a great sound and very authentic for the genre! I agree with the preceding comments - the only thing I'd add is that the kick drum could also be a bit clearer - you could use (or dial up) a transient processor to help with that.

And the video looks very professional too.
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Post by HardRockVice »

Hey guys, thank you for your opinions on my mix!
Strange though that the snare actually is in center, as well as vocals and bass.
But the guitars, are paned 100% one to the left and one to the right.
Guitar solos are in center though.
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Post by James Perrett »

HardRockVice wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:15 am Strange though that the snare actually is in center, as well as vocals and bass.

Yes, they are in the middle but, to use a photography analogy, they are out of focus. On my monitors a good mix has a pin sharp stereo image where you can imagine the singer right in front of you. On your mix the singer is floating around somewhere in the middle distance.

On the other hand, the bass is right there in the middle where it should be.
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I've been mixing for a year now, so still learning a lot. Any advice to bring the vocals forward?
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