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Author Topic: Album mixing offer, rock, "nickelback style" ;P  (Read 38807 times)

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March 06, 2013, 08:12:58 PM
Here is my mix. I hope not too late.

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March 07, 2013, 08:19:05 AM

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March 07, 2013, 01:50:50 PM
Here's my attempt !

That's my first mix posted in this awesome forum ! so any comments are appreciated  ;)

or here at my profile

Enjoy  :P
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 12:42:17 PM by Scintilla »

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March 09, 2013, 09:07:02 PM
Here is mine,if it's not to late.

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March 12, 2013, 02:42:18 AM
No news for a month.
Not even a single comment...

If there is some reaction, i will try.

an advice : when ppl ask for a paid job, don't publish full songs.
Cut them, use watermarks or anything like this.

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March 12, 2013, 05:28:23 PM
Yeah, kluczewp, what happened to you dude? Have the band decided which engineer will do the job?

@ gLOW-x, you're totally right man. I'm a newie in this webpage and did this mix audition to see how my mixes are to the rest of the mixers worldwide. I apologize for uploading the song complete.

It would be great if we all put a new rule on the papper. Maybe JohnSuitcase could help us all with a sticky post.

2 new rule for mix audition:
To mixers:
* Upload your mix audition with no longer than 1 and a half minute. This should be enough to develop the song movement or dynamics from intro to chorus or breaks. Users could report complete mix audition and moderator should take it down.
To bands or artist:
* Deadline must be respect. Mix engineers take seriously their job and deadlines.

By the way JohnSuitcase. This webpage is amazing. Thank you for all you have done here. This is a great place to share and learn about this beautiful career.

If kluczewp don't show up by the end of the week, maybe we can start to do constructive criticism of each mixes and try to recap all things learn in this process. Maybe kluczewp and the band are still busy checking all the mixes. There are really great ones and a final decission might not be so easy. Let's have faith =)


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March 13, 2013, 01:51:45 AM
You don't need to apologize at all  ;)
It wasn't a reproach, but an advice.

I said that for us all.

Because i've done, and seen countless paid job disappear and uploaded mixes used without paying a single dime.
Another important point : being uploaded fully, other ppl can download it for free too ;D

To me, it is a good practice to not upload a full mix in those situations. For the two sides ;)
A simple way :

Do not use in beep mode because beeps are easily removed and harsh to the ear, but low noise or silence. Put this before your final limiter and you are set ;)

Another better solution is to create a phrase with your name/reference (easy with vocal synth or online)
And use a voice-over ducking compression on master track. Copy the phrase regularly and it will duck output saying your name over music, DJ like  :D
Like this :

Have fun !

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March 13, 2013, 02:27:14 AM
Good points, using the audio watermark is a good idea, as is limiting the length of the tracks to the first verse and chorus or 90 seconds or so.

What does everyone think about such a rule? This would obviously only apply to 'audition' mixoffs, and really wouldn't prevent someone from having a regular mixoff to get some freebies.

I can start a poll to vote, once we have a few suggestions, too.

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March 13, 2013, 07:41:31 AM
I have to agree with your points... I'm pretty bummed that we haven't heard from the band after the hard work I'm sure we all put in to mix the song.

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March 13, 2013, 09:46:45 AM
Yes this is a good point,

i usually handle this with the beeper from voxengo. That adds short silence every 40 sec or so.
This time i didn't. I removed my mix anyways since i am not expecting the thread owner to answer anyway. Maybe there is a full album to mix. Maybe not and now he has a full rooster of mixes to choose from.