Dang, Blair! This is just a good mix. I agree with Michelle, that it was so perfect. But I didn’t see it as overdone. Heck, I had to look up what a cylon was! So what do I know!
I’m only listening right now on my MacBook Air speakers, and it sounded really nice. Translated well on those little speakers. Nice balance.
Man, I dunno that I have much to offer: you guys are just so beyond me. So, Michelle is commenting on that low end 30-80 Hz thing, and I’m thinkin’ “nah, I like it the way it is.” But then I listen to her re-mix (remastering?) and I’m thinkin’ “Oh! I get it. I like that!” Subtle, but significant, adding the low-end. I don’t tend to do that in my mixes. I will be exploring that more. Nice touch, Michelle!
Michelle, could you explain to me what that means? I mean, how do you do that when all you have is an mp3?
Love @ColdRoomStudio Andrew’s comments about the delay thing on the chorus. Would love hearing more about that: You said automating it, but then you said ping-ponging it. So, most of my delays (e.g. H-Delay) have a ping-pong setting. When you say automate, are you doing that manually instead? Would love to hear more specifics on your settings when you build up the excitement in the chorus.
There’s something about the vocals that bugged me, but I dunno if you can do anything about that. I’d have liked a little more grit in the voice. It just was so clean, so perfect, it somehow didn’t “sit” well in the mix. It sounded “separate” from the rest of the mix? Maybe that’s what Michelle meant with the comment about the vocals being “a bit isolated (like in a different space).” So, like would a smidge of saturation or distortion or maybe even a bit-crusher help there? Just a thought. It wasn’t “bad” – in fact the vocals are quite good – the just didn’t sit right.
But then, what do I know! This was a very professional-sounding mix to my ears.
Thanks for sharing!