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Author Topic: Mixoff Contest with Barry Wood - Win Barry's New Book!  (Read 82489 times)

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July 20, 2011, 12:22:01 AM
Hello all I am new to this place and I got to say this seems like one heck of a cool place to learn. I have learned a ton just from the time I have been here. Anyways I thought I would try this contest out to see what kind of feedback I get. Here is the link to my file http://www.box.net/shared/o883novf94a160hygj5h

I will definitely be commenting on other peoples mixes and being an active part of this community.

Thanks alot.

Trump

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July 20, 2011, 05:18:56 AM
Barry thanks for your critique. Here is a revision that I hope is a suitable solution.
It's posted here:  http://soundcloud.com/sbsrs/ambitions-mix-04-07/
Cheers,
Joe Ford
SBS

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July 20, 2011, 08:03:57 AM
Updated mix, taking into consideration various critiques:
No Master Bus processing.

EDIT: 21-07-2011

Ok, ok... FINAL Mix, I promise:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25245080/11-07-21%20AHL%20Ambitions%20aglinder%20MIX.wav

http://soundcloud.com/aglinder/all-hands-lost-ambitions-1
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 01:39:36 PM by aglinder »
"The more one studies these things, the more one realizes that sound is the creative principle." - Hans Jenny

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July 20, 2011, 12:12:13 PM
Finally got time to do this!.
But wow this one needed some help editingwise! :o
So I tryed to get the song a little under wraps timingwise, I didnt do the hole tracks just the parts that were the worst to my ears.
After that the drums needed to be heavily augmented to get a constant feel and sound to them. I only did the Kick and snare, otherwise it would have taken too long.
So its not mastered. Its straight of the mixbuss.

Hope you like it

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July 20, 2011, 01:05:31 PM
After getting critique from Barry, I've made small adjustments to my mix, adding little more body to the guitars and more edge to the vocals.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26696007/Ambitions_Bounce_V2.mp3

Likely this might be my final mix for this actual competition.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 01:16:15 PM by Spede »
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July 20, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
It got a little late last night after I posted my mix so I didn't get to comment on the others so here goes. Also I have only been doing this stuff for about a year so I am still kind of new to it all.

SouthBrooklynSound: I like the sound of your mix. The guitars sound good and the bass is really driving it right along there at the end. I've listened to a lot of the mixes on here and most start with the intro guitar on the left or center and yours starts on the right. Not that it matters but that stuck out to me. Sounds good overall to me.

Aglinder: I like how the intro pans back and forth. I like the delay on the vocals and the guitars sound real good to me. I like the effects on the vocals at the last part. Really cool. Pretty cool stuff going on with this one.

MortenDK: I like the effect you did on the intro to this one too. This sounds really bright and clear, but I'm not saying it is too much or anything, maybe about right, IDK. I think the last part sounds pretty good.

Spede: Your first mix helped me out a lot, because when I first listened to yours and VVV's on here my mix was horrible. I had hardly any bass at all and the kick was completely lost. listening to your two mixes really helped me a lot. That and the explanation of how to fix the bass by BarryWood. Thanks for that. I like how you shortened the intro part and just jumped right into the rockin'. I think this second mix is really great.

I have listened to a lot of the mixes on here and I got to say they are all pretty good. This is really going to be a great place to learn this stuff and there is definitely a lot of tough competition for sure.

Have a good one everyone.

Trump

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July 20, 2011, 09:13:48 PM
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
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 09:34:35 PM by Mavro »

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July 20, 2011, 09:39:12 PM
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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July 21, 2011, 01:14:41 PM
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. 

Okey thanks for feedback, i will keep that in mind when i continue to mix it.

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July 22, 2011, 01:30:06 PM

MortenDK: I like the effect you did on the intro to this one too. This sounds really bright and clear, but I'm not saying it is too much or anything, maybe about right, IDK. I think the last part sounds pretty good.

Hey Man
Thx for listening!. I did have some issues with the EQ on the high hat and OH I had set the high shelf too high and it made the high end jump out every now and then!.
I did a revised version with a little bit more snare aswell.
Thx again! :D

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