I released the following version of my, indie alternative country rock song, HOLDING HANDS which was written and recorded back in October of 2015, which is not this mix nor master from then, unto a separate unsuspecting community I fellowship in. It hasn’t been raved about but it has had the most applause out of everything I’ve uploaded there and the favourable comments are trickling in.
When I uploaded this version, I requested a formal review, which I just got this morning. And, it is coincidental that I had already been working on a new mix and master and finished this afternoon. This version also passed the criteria portion for an artist’s song to be streamed outside our community to the world.
This was the review:
A love song could go two ways – sound cheesy or not sound cheesy and touch you right in the feels. This one is not cheesy. It tells a real story that many of us can relate to.
The bass in this one is not that noticeable compared to other songs from Devyn. Maybe because it’s an older song? The acoustic guitars are awesome, but once again we would prefer different tone for the electric guitars.
Devyn’s voice takes us on a journey of his own past and it does it great! We enjoy his singing in every one of his songs and this is no different.
We would suggest working on the production (maybe pickup a mixing course online?), the electric guitar tone. From arrangement standpoint we can only say good things – the catchy parts come exactly when they should come.
I also sent this version through a Penalty Loudness Meter:
This second version is my master of today.
It took a Loudness Penalty score of:
This third and final version came from sending each, flat and centered, individual instrument track to a fellow artist overseas. He did a mix and a master and sent me this.
This fellow gave me a ton of great advice, I need some more if you are willing to share!
And, btw, in my own just now listen to each of these uploads, they sound richer like in the mastering program than any other device as well as the Soundcloud platform that I’ve already testes on.