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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Winners announced

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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by 3ee »

satyatunes wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 06:35 CET
@3ee - Could you please provide some feedback on my mix. Would like to know so that I can work on the weak areas in future. Feel free to rip it apart :-)
Sure thing! ... btw, I liked the overall "smoothness" of your mix.

pro: cool smooth pads, good sounding mix in general

minus: some elements seem too disconnected from others like the drums... completely different world from the rest of the elements. I understand contrast, but here it's too much. You started your mix with drums didn't you? ... and got the heavy sound shaping using the solo button more often than not? ;) ..and didn't re-visit drums at the end of the mix.

hmm, In fact, if it's OK with Mr. Fox and you see this in time, I like to include you into round2 if you wish! :) (this way would be 6 picks as the rules imply)

on top of the feedback, here's what you can further try:

-try to get drums sounding more blended in with the smooth ambiance you've created (kick too full, heavy hip-hop character, maybe roll-off some lows? , snare too "crisp" and modern sounding, also try a different longer reverb (you can keep'n'add or replace the current one) ... hats, might be a good idea to slam them heavily against tape or try down-pitch shifting or something to shift and/or tame their energy from around 9.5k)
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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by satyatunes »

Thanks for the feedback 3ee. Very helpful. You are right, I started with Drums and may have gone overboard cause I was trying some new plugins and liked them a lot.

I appreciate you selecting me for the 2nd round. I am okay time wise, still have 3 days so shouldn't be a problem.

Lets wait for Mr. Fox for the final decision.
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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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It's okay - I'll edit every post of mine later
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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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I am quite interested in Feedback. In comparisson my mix seemed to be too clean, isnt it?
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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by Mister Fox »

Short update:
Edited my post, also 3ee's. The rules/guideline with the "select 6-8 tracks" has been in place since the old place, btw.

You folks still have a bit more than 3 days left to edit your mix.
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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mp3 version: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqpB-RLndYJriZtNO1P4SIFgFTp10w
wav version: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqpB-RLndYJriZtOVtvXx3fIo-zHTQ

reduced volume of crashes to fit better, undid some of the eq on the kick adding back in more of the click, tweaked the eq on all of the synths, brighten up the mix some, added more automation at the intro and several other locations.

But yes, still struggling to get my mixes from coming out to dark, consistent problem of mine and I find a lot of modern music to sometimes sound to harsh so maybe I overcompensate. :cry:
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by Tbase2000 »

:11 Delay is really awesome on that part! Nice work! Very clean.
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Wizoo

pro: Also like the "digi-breeze" on the pad, cool overall "walk-in-freezer" vibe going :D

minus: the S&H pad has this modulation or parallel mix channels that sound a bit too detuned, maybe darken the drums a bit? Overall sound or more the main chorus synth I guess, is giving the impression of honky_ness, ... take a look at about 527Hz and 1k ? Chorus 1/8 tamb loop is a bit too upfront.
Hello everyone ,
Thanks for feedback 3ee , glad to hear that you liked it the "digi-breeze" :cool:
-I fixed detuned Issue and honky_ness , now everything is much smoother.
-Yeah the overall drums was a bit dark in purpose , but now more openness.
-Loop tamp is a bit back now.

Wav : Wave file download link here
Mp3 : Mp3 file download link here

Good luck to all.

Cheers !
Last edited by Waleed Morris on Mon Jun 24, 2019 16:57 CEST, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by Photonic »

Hi 3ee,

Thank you very much for choosing my mix for round 2. I followed all your comments.

- I reduces the brightness and stereo with of the transition sounds and their reverbs
- I added a low level octave to the chorus synth and made a wider stereo. My idea was to make the solo sound more mono and to give other instruments more place in the stereo field. but that is a question of taste and it is OK so!
- Yeah, there was too much sub bass, corrected!

WAV: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wf8tawaburuem ... 2.wav?dl=1
MP3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehrd8z2r6fhv6 ... 2.mp3?dl=1

Good luck to all for round 2!
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Re: Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC40 February 2018 - Mix Round 2 until 07-03-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by Mister Fox »

I don't seem to be on my A-game currently. Just realized that I set the Global Timer a day too early. That has been fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience.


A friendly reminder:
Including today, you still have 2 days left to submit your edit.
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