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Author Topic: Mixoff Contest with Mike Senior - Win Mike's New Book!  (Read 350405 times)

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April 03, 2011, 06:55:23 PM
Here is my mix:

I haven't done any mixing for a while and found this very enjoyable.  I would appreciate any feedback anyone has for me.

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April 03, 2011, 07:44:06 PM
Hi guys

My name is Manuel and I just got here in this forum, saw this post and here is my mix. I hope you enjoy it and post some comments.   



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April 03, 2011, 07:55:39 PM
We never finish a mix - We simply abandon them.  Adam A7's , Focusrite Pro24 DSP, Focusrite LiquidMix, Presonus FaderPort, Sennheiser HD250 Linear II

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April 03, 2011, 08:37:01 PM
Hey all,

Mike, you rock for hosting this competition. Thanks for the opportunity. I've been an avid reader of Mix Rescue for years.

Here's my mix. Looking forward to your comments.

- Nate
« Last Edit: April 03, 2011, 09:10:20 PM by Gizzmo0815 »

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April 03, 2011, 09:02:30 PM
Thank you Mike for your patience and efforts.
I bought your book this afternoon, just chewed into a few pages and already wishing I had it before digging into this mix, lol.

Here is my attempt:

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April 03, 2011, 09:48:22 PM
Hi all

Hats off to Mike for giving his time to this and to Young Griffo for providing the song.

Here's my Mix

P.S. great idea for a forum.

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April 03, 2011, 10:22:47 PM
Here is my mix, i've not long started mixing so be gentle lol!!
will be listening to some of the other ones that have been submitted to get some insight into the way you guys do it :-)



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April 04, 2011, 12:38:54 AM
I do not use stereo wideners at all, so I'm not sure what the issue is with the guitars.  They were only panned to fill out the sound field.  I suppose the tracks panned left and right are sufficiently similar to cause some phase cancellation.  Maybe that's the issue.

Could be. Or perhaps you've used different processing on each side? A lot of processing choices can shift phase relationships as a side-effect.

I do have a question regarding your comment about the cymbals.  Not sure why they would disappear in mono, when there is only one overhead track.  How would you prevent that from happening with only one overhead track?  Same with snare.  All mono tracks panned straight down the middle.  Not sure why switching to mono would affect that at all.

Fair question. In which case, that leads me to suspect the stereo effects you've applied to them. Mono-compatibility can be a particular problem with a lot of plug-in reverbs, for example. To check this, try soloing the effect return while switching between stereo and mono.
With the guitars all processing was exacto the same on both sides.  I went back for a closer look, and they weren't time aligned perfectly.  Fixing that fixed the phase problem.

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April 04, 2011, 03:15:53 AM
Hi, thanks for taking the time to do this Mike.  Here is my mix...


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April 04, 2011, 04:24:14 AM
probably not going to get thru all..but if you have the time critique mine if not no big deal...

firts one in the chance to at least practice mixing this song..