Just started working with a new engineer..I need a critique on this mix

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  1. TrAdeMaRk EnoX

    TrAdeMaRk EnoX New Member

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    I've got this song completely tracked out sound for sound as well as vocals...the engineer is charging us roughly around $100 a song and we need a whole album mixed. This mix sounds completely different from the raw version of the song and it doesnt quite fit into my standards. I'd really appreciate it if someone could pick out the specific flaws in the mix. thanx in advance


    Heres the link to the song:
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/7183341029efa708/
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  2. Drschmalzy

    Drschmalzy Active Member

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    it should sound completely different(better) then the raw version thats the point of mixing.

    The mix sound pretty good, seems low the levels anyway... quality is good on the vocals. the beat sounds clean... but yeah doesn't seem compressed enough... doesn't bang enough... sounds like it was mixed by someone that used to mix rock and shit....


    still aint bad tho... $100 be cheap guess you get what you pay for in that respect
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  3. airflot10

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    Very nice
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  4. ~G.I~

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    I agree with the vocal not being compressed enough

    too much low frequencies on the vocals for the 1st artists

    reverb is too thick

    kick doesnt hit hard enough (could be your own decision tho, but this being hiphop i expected a harder hitting kick.


    those are things I noticed, be sure to leave a good description for the engineer of what you want to sound like. Some engineers will just dump a bunch of pre-sets on your sounds and call it a day hoping for you to be happy. As an artists its ok to be on his ass when he fucks up.

    On a side note, when this album is finished mixing wise, get @ me for mastering.

    request@tonipproductions.com

    Specialized in hiphop so I'm pretty sure you'll get what you want.
    think about it
    pz
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  5. iLoveEbay

    iLoveEbay New Member

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    I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to anything dealing with production, but I wanted to drop in and let you know I like the song. Let me know when the album is finished, I'll support it!
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  6. D-T

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    First off, dope track. But yeah, the mixing isn't really "in your face". But its not bad, $100 is dirt cheap. It sounds like you got what you paid for though.
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  7. Degenerate One

    Degenerate One Noe Nose Touching

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    the guy who mixed this is amateur, this is why I dont want to take a chance and have some random person mix my beats. the track is pimp though
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  8. TrAdeMaRk EnoX

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    thanx for the critique...means alot..we've started working with a new engineer from that point...alot better...thanx for your opinon on the song too...we have a group called "The Arrogant Empire" we're working on Arrogantempire.com as we speak...shoot me an email if you want to be updated when the album drops....Derekdibiase@arrogantempire.com

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  9. Mr. ROUSH

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    This mix isn't terrible if it's un-mastered.. I'd say easily worth $100 unless again it's already mastered.. sounds like a mix with decent headroom to make it pop when mastering it.. and if it was already mastered then it's not great..

    It's better to have a mix that sounds like it's missing something and have it turn out great after it's mastered versus having a mix that sounds so great and then you master it and it sounds like shit due to no headroom... The only thing that sounds cheap to me is the bandpass eq on the second part of the hook.. I would have done that much better and spent a little more time making that effect sound more relevant..

    The only other immediate thing that stands out to my ear are the horns.. I think I would try rolling off some of the high end a bit to make them blend just a tiny bit better.. the drums could use some work and some better spatial effects.. but for $100 it's really not bad.. but again that wholy depends on if it's mastered or not..

    sounds like you moved on to another engineer anway.. nice track.. I like it a lot.. love the singer.. keep doin your thing!
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