Thanks so much ThaSome.
As I was not picked, still I did a new mix and added it to my old posting #59.
( https://mix-challenge.com/forum/viewtop ... 7978#p7978
To me, it is hard to guess what the wishes by the client are, I adapt to people I know in person, and who's life and art I know about.
So what I did is apply my own standards, and this means I have to work until I love the SONG.
It's all about the song. Mix this, drums that. It does not matter. People must love the song in a playlist.
BTW the outro was played with love, no way I could fade it out.
So, that's all a bit - how can I tell with my poor English - where is the song? It all sounds so dry.
A couple of mixes I liked best, thats RJR and rvalle, but also Miha for the raw energy, this does not come without skill and a heart.
ThaSome has a lot of merit in the later parts. It becomes really dense and the groove gets into motion. Very good vocals.
What did anyone do about the drum tracks, that have a spectral cut-off at 10k ?!
This is a challenge, and many mixes suffer from this. I duplicated the overhead track, and pitched it 8 semitones higher, and highpassed it, mixed it in very subtly, and then threw a tape plugin on the drum room bus (that's what I do, almost everytime cymbals+overhead+room mics will get stuffed into a room bus that creates the 3D expression as well as all the pumping.)
For the HiHat I created higher frequencies with a saturator.
Then, the DSM spectral processor could eventually make something good of that.
I decided that I want to follow those masters that sell top of the pop, and who showed in their educational examples, that the mix should sound practically the same as the final product, thus a lot of compression and balancing and "style effect" has already to be done on the mix bus.
Thanks to anyone listening, and sorry to Mr.John if I could not meet your taste, but thankyou so much anyway, I am very confident you could play this to your fans, and at least they will have a good laugh, but probably a lot of fun just about the music that will remind them of these good ol' times, when Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Alphaville, Ultravox, Talk Talk were all around, and reverb was the drug that alone did half the job, no matter what intake we had. While mixing, I dialed in Youtube about all these bands. Some uploads have more like cassette quality but many million plays.
I did not do the full amount of reverb, but placed quite a lot here and there. Sure more than anyone else, I guess.
I hope I didn't too bad, still very humbly.