News:

Please begin sharing multitrack files as FLAC files. Read more here!

 

Author Topic: Mixoff Contest with Barry Wood - Win Barry's New Book!  (Read 82495 times)

  • **
July 18, 2011, 12:46:25 AM
Thanks for the tracks from a great band.
Heres my mix

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10010222/all%20hands%20lost2.mp3

leaky24

Overall the mix is really thin but it is pretty consistent within itself. If I stack a couple of low shelf boosts, one at 470 Hz and another at 820 Hz the mix comes into balance pretty well. This is usually indicative of monitoring issues; if your monitors/room are giving you back too much bottom end you're going to end up with a light mix like this. Something that I strongly suggest is that engineers listen to commercial releases on their studio system as often as they can. It's possible to mix on just about anything if you're intimately familiar with it.

The vocals really need to come down several dB overall so that they don't dominate the mix. I like the effected parts that you added in the end of the song but I think they'd be more effective if they were more subliminal.  That effect chain would sound really cool if it was used on a "preverb."  It's easier to do proverb with tape but it is possible in a DAW.

  • **
July 18, 2011, 01:27:48 AM
Yours is next up but I this is a good time to give my ears a rest. I'll make note to skip the current mix that I've got from you.

Here's the updated version - still uploading / synching to Drop Box as I type, glad I caught you when I did ;)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23535250/All%20Hands%20Lost%20-%20Ambitions%20-%20Mix%20Off%20-%203.mp3

Edit: Link was broken, should work now

This version has some mix bus processing, but I've excluded any of the production changes where you'd need to consult with the band first (i.e. added instruments) - though I have a few things I want to add, and may still throw in if I have time before the close of the contest.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 04:57:47 PM by JoshERTW »
Josh Maitland - Red Room Recordings
Running Cubase 5 on the Tascam US-1800
http://www.wix.com/maitlandjosh/redroomrecordings#!

  • *****
July 18, 2011, 08:19:07 PM
UPDATE: Tomorrow, July 19th, is the deadline for mixes, if you want a critique from Barry! The deadline for final mixes is July 28th, Barry is planning to pick a winner by the 30th!

Great work so far, and of course, anyone can comment on others' mixes after tomorrow, too!

  • **
July 18, 2011, 09:03:30 PM
Hi there,

i listened to nearly every mix and it´s allways great to have the opportunity to listen to other peoples ideas.

So here is my second mix....

www.polyphon-recording.de/_uploads/AllHandsLost-Ambitions-dirkzuber-mix2.mp3

Thanks to you Barry for your time and your critiques !

Dirk Zuber

  • No avatar
  • *
July 18, 2011, 11:28:39 PM
Howdy everyone...

First post here. Did some listening and now I'm uploading
as well. Thanks to the band and Barry.
I think this is a great song with not so great execution.
The band could be tighter and the drummer needs to hit with more conviction
consistently.

Unfortunately I'm forced to listen on crappy computer speakers but I know how they sound.
Here are my first set of critiques. If I seem mostly negative I'm sorry but telling everyone
their mixes sound fantastic isn't the point here correct? I expect the same...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35665801/Ambitions_ApeMix1.mp3

Nothing on the Masterbus.

DirkZuber

Like the snare sound, hearing some weird click kik resonate thing.
Scratch that its the bass gtr clicking.
It only seems to happen occasionally though.
Gtrs take over after the break, though they may be taking over just a bit too much.
Seems to come together for the big ending though.



JoshERTW
Super harsh when drums and bass come in.
Some frequencies being boosted too much. highmids/highs
No definition in the bass or maybe there is some modulation fx on it .
The vocal seems to be on its own sometimes.
I would check your listening environment.



Walka
Nice weight in the intro.
Love the drum sounds so far.
Vocals seem a tad distant.
Maybe the snare could come down in the verses a db or 2.
The vocal fx got a little obvious in the bridge. Only for a line or two though.
Good mix over all.

 
aglinder
Pretty loud mix.
Gtrs almost seems too wide.
Bass Gtr seems a little loud.
The vox echos were a little naked? loud? the first time they happened.
The kik is pretty non existent but I know its there.
The vocal distortion was nice at first then seemed too much
for the latter vocal parts.


stickfigure
Like the reverb on the intro gtr.
Ahh the bottom snare mic sound.
The vocals really jumped out on the word "Realize" twice.
Too much, they need to be controlled more. Either automation or automation of compression or both.  The gtrs seem like they want to be louder overall so far. Maybe not in the chug parts.

Thats all for now.


randy
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 09:08:18 PM by rotund »

July 18, 2011, 11:57:51 PM
Here is a quick effort from me, about 90 mins worth ran out of time.  Lots I would still like to finish off, but it's a start.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

  • No avatar
  • **
July 19, 2011, 03:12:31 PM
Here is my stab at mixing this song

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23347971/All%20Hands%20Lost-deej%20mix%201.mp3

No mastering.


Thanks to the band. And a huge thanks to Barry, another brave soul who has taken on a monster task.

EDIT:

Had a little extra time to do a couple tweaks. Here is the updated mix.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23347971/All%20Hands%20Lost-deej%20mix%202.mp3


No mastering.  ;D
« Last Edit: July 25, 2011, 05:39:15 AM by deejsirois »

  • No avatar
  • *
July 19, 2011, 09:19:47 PM
Here is a quick effort from me, about 90 mins worth ran out of time.  Lots I would still like to finish off, but it's a start.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

you seem to have mixed it in 44,1 when the files are 48kHz, it's a bit slow...

July 19, 2011, 10:02:04 PM
Here is a quick effort from me, about 90 mins worth ran out of time.  Lots I would still like to finish off, but it's a start.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

you seem to have mixed it in 44,1 when the files are 48kHz, it's a bit slow...

Spot the person who was rushing to get an entry in!  Yep me!  Very embarrassing.

Thanks for for letting me know, I just updated the file!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

  • **
July 19, 2011, 11:09:54 PM
Here is a quick effort from me, about 90 mins worth ran out of time.  Lots I would still like to finish off, but it's a start.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

you seem to have mixed it in 44,1 when the files are 48kHz, it's a bit slow...

Spot the person who was rushing to get an entry in!  Yep me!  Very embarrassing.

Thanks for for letting me know, I just updated the file!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4177730/AllHandsLost-1.mp3

Don't feel bad, I did the same thing for the first half of my mixing on this one haha!
Josh Maitland - Red Room Recordings
Running Cubase 5 on the Tascam US-1800
http://www.wix.com/maitlandjosh/redroomrecordings#!