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MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Winners announced

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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:!: Short information for all participants:
The Rules & Guidelines will be temporary unavailable due to overhauls for a couple of hours on Sunday, 05th November. I'll update this post once I've moved guidelines back to it's original place.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


EDIT 12pm/Midday:
The Rules & Guidelines are back at their original place.

The thread has been overhauled in the following sections
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Please get acquainted with the overhauled thread. Questions and feedback go to the usual places...

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A friendly reminder:
Including today, 14 days left to submit your edit

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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I am definitely IN

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Even though I don't understand the language, from the freedom that you gave us about creatively wise I believe you are going to be my favourite artist. So many intricate tempo to be honest since I don't have a luxury of time I will leave it on constant BPM an work on that. I love when I get the freedom like this and hopefully I won't let you down. Forget about the language barrier, The music is absolutely driving engaging I love it.

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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What's why there is a translation included

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Hi to all!

This is my mix of Graureiher's song. Great song!

I have been trying to get an acoustic folk feel on my mix.

In the main voice track I have been testing the new Little Plate of Sound Toys (EMT 140 emulation). It's free until November 22.

I didn't use the extra rooms tracks.

Any opinions are welcome. And if anyone wants me to explain something particular about my mix it will be a pleasure to respond.

WAV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IF4H4S ... sp=sharing
MP3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hMMhi- ... sp=sharing

Cheers and good luck for all.

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Here is my mix. As always I tried to focus on levels and EQ where most of the work goes. With the compression I mainly focused on controlling dynamics. I did dirty up the electric guitars and tried to make the electric guitar solo stand out. I used Sound Toys Devil Deluxe to get the sound on the electrics. I also used a little of it on the bass. For the drums I tried to bring out the snare. The overheads are parallel compressed. I didn't do to much to the vocals other than the standard EQ and compression. Some of the guitar parts do have side chain compression keyed with the vocal lead to get them out of the way during the vocals. There is also a little bit of M/S eq going on as well to make sure the vocals have space.

Hope everyone likes it.

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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I liked the song. I pulled out what I could from the drums, tried to get a nice stereo field going with the guitars. I put some sexy on the harmonica and the lead guitar to add some style. Super great bass track by the way. Lets see if this makes it to Round 2 before I unleash the plugins. Pretty straight mix.
Wave: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oXWJt6 ... sp=sharing

MP3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nOVjVd ... p=sharingT

I ran it through LANDR low master settings just to see what it would sound like. If your interested here is the link to it. They always come back 0db.
LANDR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10-n7nm ... sp=sharing

Listening to the others...looks like I missed an overhead track or something. Where are my cymbals and ride? :hmmm:


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A friendly reminder:
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC38 November 2017 - Submissions until 21-11-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Hi everyone!, glad to be part of this month challenge

I will mention only the "unusual" processing I used for this track besides the regular eq, compression and other fx on the tracks

Drums

All of the kick and snare tracks were gated before processing
Getting a punchy kick out of the recording was one of the main challengees of this IMO I decided to use the "kick in" track for the low end and the "kick out" for the actual transient, on kick in I added a low pass filter centered at around 100hz, MJUCjr compressor with a slow attack
On kick out I used Bass Professor II wich is one of the pleaent results I got from experimenting on this mix, for those how don´t know it Bass Professor II is a plugin aimed to make bass guitar sound better, it combines multiband compression, eq and satauration. I reduced the sub bass and tweaked to taste so I could exagerate the punch, then I used ReaEq to boost at 100hz, reduced a lot of mid range (300hz to 1Khz), this made the sound of the kick drum more clear and also helped reduce the bleed from the vocals, boosted the "click" sound (around 3Khz), then low pass filter at 4Khz, at this point a lot of the cymbals bleed came through.

For the snare top first I notch filtered some very strong resonant frecuencies (466hz, 603hz, 739hz), reduced 3dB at 1.2Khz, I added
Xfer Records 8-bit shaper with a 50%dry/50%wet setting, I later realized that I had enabled a low pass filter but decided to keep it so I could add the brightness with the bottom mic track, added some extra compression with a slow attack and slow release and finally a HP filter at 100hz and a low pass filter at 1.4Khz since there wasn´t much information in that area anyway. For the bottom mic snare I used a HP filter at 1.4Khz and some overdrive, then blended both tracks together.

Acoustic guitars

On the 12 string guitar after eq and compression I added some chorus as I think it complements the already chorus like sound of a 12 string guitar and also helped to add more width.

Electric guitars

after eq and compression I added some subtle overdrive/distortion, I added a delay send and automated the send from each track so it´s only active during the arpeggiated parts to make the pre-chorus sections more upfront and add depth during the chorus. For the solo track I replaced overdrive with tape saturation, used a different delay and added chorus to make it wide.

Main vocals

For this track after compressing and eqing I used a mixture of reverb and slapback delay, the slapback delay was in stereo with a 30% amount of feedback. The levels of the fx were more subtle than the ones used on the vocal harmonies.

Vocal harmonies/choir

First I divided the vocal tracks in 3 groups, the first was the "oooooh" choir type of harmonies, the second was the repsponse type,
the "der Kreidler Florett" part and the third was the "Alles nicht mehr wahr" part.
I made 3 different reverb sends for each group, no special processing for the choir part, for the other two parts I automated the reverb decay to go to the maximumum at the last word so it creates a big lush pad sound that fades in the next section.

And that´s it, I think I ended up with decent mix between traditional folk and pop style processing.

WAV: https://www.dropbox.com/s/796rr7ctbzn57 ... x.wav?dl=1
MP3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3484sw3n92vuh ... x.mp3?dl=1

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