well sounds better than a fart entry as the title claims… i opened the doors to this mix with caution.
congratulations you are my guinea pig for today
hard contest to judge with a decent mix to begin with … so I had to use one my own cooked up methods to come out with a fair rating. I have broken my feedback into scores and categories as Mix Engineering Related and Non Mix Engineering Related.
Non Mix Related (half weight)
Feeling (emotion delivered)
The song itself had a lot of emotion to begin with and you did well to preserve it if not add to it.
Creativity (additions and their effectiveness)
I noticed the bass, the notes were cool, the effect was cool… maybe a bit too cool for the song but hey its bass, basses are good, who doesnt love a good bass. Nice feedback, good stuff… though I wasnt expecting them right away though so it sorta missed its ‘aha’ moment for me. The I dont know the bass either gets drowned out later or something. I missed it.
I felt the ending was too soon or abrupt.
Mix related (full weight)
Overall the aesthetics were very good. Nothing was peeking out or distracting, felt like a smooth operator…
Vocals were a bit loud, delay is causing some pitchy parts in the chorus. I know chorus was pitchy to begin with but it gets enhanced with reverb and long delays.
Balance (tone, levels, clarity)
Overall clarity and richness of the tone was very present. Maybe a bit of harmonic distortion or panning could have brought it out a bit more. The bass is a bit wider and panned a bit more right than I would like it. I do love a good bass in my right ear but the feedback on the bass had high frequencies that were effecting the right side of the sonic energy.
Total score: 7.33 (7-8) calculated using partial weight method as [(4+3) +7 +8 ]/3]