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Hello,

Here is my first try on this song.
Ive changed the mix alot from the beginning and im not realy sure where im going with it. But now it feels good so i bounced it :).

Thanks to the band for sharing the material. And thanks Barry for your time helping out here.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4384939/All%20hands%20lost%20-%20Ambitions%202011-07-20.mp3

Regards
Johan

Edit: The only mastering ive done is getting the volume up abit with a limiter that only took lik 1-2 dB sometimes


I think you are off to a good start especially with the sound of that kick. I think the bass needs to be toned down a little. It kind of drowns out the guitars. Also try automating the overheads and high hat so that that they don't jump out and take your attention away from the rest of the mix. 

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Aiight, following the comments, my fecund mix (320kbps - no post-mix processing):

http://soundcloud.com/vvv-4/ambitions-vvvmix2

Nice sound. I like how the guitar in the intro starts in the middle and then they pan wide. Vox are a bit loud though. IMHO

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Hi all

I'm new here so first of all, let me say thanks to John for starting this great forum, and Barry for agreeing to judge - I've had a blast mixing this track.

My mix is posted here:

http://soundcloud.com/the-grid-studios/ambitions-ah-mix

The download is a 24/48 .wav file, which has had some compression and EQ on the 2-buss, but no loudness processing.

Hope you enjoy it!

Cheers

Alex



Awesome mix, I really like it. Sounds like there is slight pumping going on though. Probably the compressor on the master bus.

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And as an added bonus, here's a link to the WAV:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25245080/11-07-15%20AHL%20Ambitions%20aglinder%20MIX.wav

I really like the ping pong effect at the beginning along with the wide guitars. It definitly has a nice spacious feel to it. The only thing that stood out right away seems to be the overheads. They sound loud and over powering at times. I would compress them a little more, and then automate.

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Hi,

here is my mix, nothing on the mixbus.

mp3 (320) : http://snd.sc/qjvqvE
wav : http://snd.sc/oiAxS5

Will now listen to others mixes !


Kinsoubus, I really like your mix. Especially they intro. I noticed there was quite a substantial drop in volume right after the first chorus though.

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Barry, thanks for taking the time to critique my mix. I took what you said about the bass phase issues as well as the kick punching through the mix into consideration. Here is an updated version: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12979410/071511%20-%209%20multiband%20comp%20kick%20boost%202.wav Please feel free to critique this mix as well.

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Welcome! Please Read Before Posting! / Re: Hello Everyone.
« on: July 10, 2011, 10:16:56 PM »
Thanks John. I already posted a mix for the new mix off contest.

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Mixing Talk / Re: Real World Reference Monitors
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:55:59 PM »

1: STOP RUNNING AROUND ALL OVER TOWN LISTENING TO YOUR MIX ON EVERY SYSTEM YOU POSSIBLY CAN. This does you no good unless you are intimately familiar with every system that you are testing on. It doesn't help one bit to listen to your mix on a system that you don't even know what other music sounds like on.

2: GET TO KNOW YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM. Listen to everything you possibly can on your mixing system. Use your monitors to listen to pandora in the background while you pay your bills, eat your meals, whatever. Get to know exactly what your speakers sound like, in the room you are using to mix. This is imperative.

3: COMPARE YOUR MIXES TO COMMERCIAL MIXES THAT SOUND GREAT. Rather than listening to your song on other speaker systems, listen to other great-sounding mixes on YOUR speaker system. Compare them to your mix. This will show you where you are going wrong. It will help you get the best frequency balance, instrument balance, and effects levels. Unless you know exactly how your speakers sound (this takes months, and even years, of listening to music on your speakers in the same room), you won't know what you are doing to your mix.

This is exactly what I did and it helped a lot. Once you learn YOUR monitors in YOUR mixing enviroment, mixing only becomes easier.

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The Control Room / Re: Split Harmonizer/pitch shifter plugins
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:25:17 PM »
I actually like using the Pitch Shifter II that comes with Logic Pro 9. It has always worked fine for me.

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MixOff News and Updates / Re: New MixOff Contest Coming Soon!
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:20:32 PM »
I'm new here, but just want to say that I think these mixing contests are a great idea. I think I'm here to stay. lol

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