If I Go redux
Ian was kind enough to serve up a plate of tasty vocals for my little song “If I Go”. After some mixing work, it came out like this. Any comments or suggestions are welcome, of course. If you like the vocal, let Ian know - we should always encourage talent!
Any comments or suggestions are welcome, of course.
Just my opinion here......... the mix is not "there" yet. Foundation is somewhat "small" to support the rest of the layers - the foundation being the rhythm tracks and bass. The kick is great but it makes me want to push the snare fader up to match it's level. The hi-hat too a tad. Maybe this would make the guitars not seem so loud, otherwise I would bring them down about 2-3 db during the vocals. The acoustic being part of the foundation is getting lost past the intro also except where it leads into the 4 and 5 chord changes.
Vocals just can't compete with all that's going on.
That's all I got. All the elements are there though.
You might also think of "coloring" one of the lead electrics a bit for texture in the mix.
I tried to like it but the mix was dry as sand and the vocals sounded like a weasel singing in a tin can.
flanders, 'dry as sand
? OK; I have a real bad habit of slathering reverbs all over my stuff, and I guess I may have rolled a little too far the other way here, so I'll take that as a friendly comment; but I can't tell about the 'weasel in a tin can. Do you mean his voice, or the way it is recorded and processed? There’s not much I can do about the former, but the latter is always fixable. Have you listened to any of Ian’s other singing that sounded good to you? Maybe I can study the effects chains from those songs, and make things better?
Poppa, thanks for the specificity of your pointers. I never was happy with the drum balance, and I may have gone too far pulling the snare and hat back, for sure. I think I can fix these things with a little more work. Might be a good time to practice my volume automations, eh?
'til next time;
Oops; I guess I fed the troll…