Instrumental Rock Mix (gimme BRUTAL criticism)

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Member Since: Apr 10, 2006

i usually put the first mix with everything in it up for critique, but I'm trying to take it one step at a time now. I added the clean guitar in the middle before i was probably ready for it, but give me some feedback nonetheless.

I can't quite figure out what to do with the bass, but it seems to be getting by without getting its toes stepped on. I can't place the clean guitar at all. Every instrument should be equal, this isn't a mix where there are a couple instruments put in there to fill up space, each one plays an important role and needs to be heard (and with three guitars I'm worried i'm going to put one in the background). There's a dist guitar on the left, a dist guitar on the right and a clean guitar in the middle. How well are they balanced? Is there one laying on top of all the others? Is there one being buried by the other two?

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Since: Sep 30, 2009

Oct 08, 2010 04:39 pm

*Disclaimer* I have far less experience than you, so don't take with much weight.

The kick feels too clicky. And more importantly...feels like its losing some depth because of that. Thats the only thing that really didn't sit right with me.

Sometimes the clean guitars seem too...far spread apart? Idk, it feels like a well done "live in concert" album. I'm not sure how else to explain it. And maybe thats just the sound that the band wants. It doesn't have that absolute perfect studio sound, but if thats what they want, mission accomplished :) Just a different feel is all. The bass sounds good though.
Since: Nov 27, 2007

Oct 08, 2010 09:51 pm

sounds good, think the kick s up a it loud is all. maybe a little too much click but cant tell if that from the vol.
Im listening with HD280's

Nice track though, i think your drum sound/mix in this is actually quite nice man. got some nice top end there.

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