help with mixing song.

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Member Since: Apr 06, 2008

I am very new to this and want to make my songs as good as possible, I was hoping some of ya'll pros could point me in the right direction, if you could listen to my song and tell me ways to make it better, i would really appreciate it.

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 27, 2008 08:34 pm

I'll try and get a listen in the next day or two, kinda busy here at the moment.

Since: Apr 06, 2008

Apr 29, 2008 07:38 am

Anything I can do to encourage people to take a listen? This is the first song recorded for an Ep a few years in the making and would love some input....thanks.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Apr 29, 2008 08:42 am

I'm not on my rig, but i'll chime in.

The coherency is nice. Very tight. The levels seem right too.

The single synth lead line seems a little loud, but you may want it that way. It focuses my attention at times.

Not sure about the bass, as this PC speakers aint the best.

Sounds like you're in good shape, I can't seem to find anything that stands out.

Nice job.

Since: Apr 06, 2008

Apr 29, 2008 02:48 pm

Thanks a lot pjk,
I actually did not make the beat i should have specified that. I got that from a producer, I really want input on vocal levels/effects and any suggestions on eq'ing or other things i may be screwing up. Thanks again for the input.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Apr 29, 2008 05:14 pm

As a rapper you kinda sound like Mac Lethal a bit. I would say for the verse vocals you could probably ease up the reverb just a bit and/or boost the volume to kind of make them stand towards the front of the mix a bit more.

I don't like the yelling part in the hook. Sounds really odd to me. Not my thing at all...

Other than that, sounds pretty clean. Compression on the vocals is nice.

Since: Apr 06, 2008

Apr 29, 2008 05:24 pm

thanks for taking a listen, i really appreciate it. Mac Lethal, that is a new comparison, but one i will take happily. Obviously you listen to good hip-hop music if you even know who that is. The screaming is something i have been wanting to do, I know that not everyone will like it and i apperciate your honesty. I love both styles of music and thought it might be something a little different. I will take your advice on the reverb on the main vocals, that is funny i thought the main vocs seemed to and thaks again.
Since: Feb 07, 2005

Apr 29, 2008 06:11 pm

Hey Resident Jester, had a listen to your tune and given the fact that this type of music is not really my cup-o-tea I give it high marks just for the fact that I listened to the whole song - lol
Actually, I thought it was quite good. Like coolo had mentioned though, the screaming seems a bit out of place. The song has somewhat of a Linkin' Park feel to it. I think that the screaming would fit better if it wasn't done as so much of a contrast to the other vocals. Also, repeating the same lyrics again doesn't do it for me. I would have preferred to hear more of a challenge/response type structure where the screaming is somewhat of a response. Something like instead of "follow the routine/follow the routine" I would go with somehting like "follow the routine/It's not my routine!
Anyhow, like I say I'm not experienced in this type of music so I could very well be suggesting somehting that insn't even realistic.

Since: Apr 06, 2008

Apr 29, 2008 09:18 pm

Thanks for taking the time to check out the song and also for the nice words. I actually really like your suggestion for the challenger type lyrics, i wish i would have thought of that, I actually had a buddy who plays in a "emo/screamo band do the yelling for me and it was to much work to get him over here the first time. I knew the screaming would turn quite a few people off but just wanted to experiment with it, I have recieved mixed feed back as of yet. Thanks again for the kind words and taking time to listen to my song.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Apr 30, 2008 01:39 pm

Yeah, when I say bring the vocals to the front more, it it kind of a taste thing, and also, I want to stress, Just A Touch, nothing drastic.

When I made the mac lethal comment, I thought there was a 60% chance that you wouldn't even know who I was talking about, but I'm glad you got the reference. But yeah, I'm a head. I listen to lots of different hip hop, underground to mainstream and everything in between. Plus I rap and make beats myself....

Since: Apr 06, 2008

Apr 30, 2008 03:16 pm

you got a page where i can check your songs out? Also, the mac lethal comparison is a new one, i usually get the token white rapper (em) or of lately a lot of slug comparison, neither which i think are to accurate.Anyways, thanks again for checking the music

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Apr 30, 2008 03:48 pm

I said mac lethal mostly cuz the accent and tone of voice is slightly similar. Where are you from? Gotta be midwest somewhere, no? I'm from San Francisco.

Some random songs and stuff...

mostly production work (remixes and such, and some random beats)

an album i put together several years ago. first half is all instrumental pieces i was experimenting with, the second half is all with vocals. i did all everything on the album.

or i think theres one song on my profile page of this site (HRC)

will have a couple new albums out in the next month or 2 as well.

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