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MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Winners announced

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loupi
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by loupi »

thanks Dave for your feedback and statistics!
i like your mix. the solid drums and the guitarsound. the vocal sits really well with the guitars. just the bass for me is too upfront and makes it feel like the drums and guitars are following, and i feel the rythm-section could maybe more powerful working together, as one entity. great mix though!

loupi
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by loupi »

thx for the tip Jeff! i like the guitars in your mix, they sound good and go together well. the drums sound like they got a great vibe, though i feel something is retaining them somewhat. i'd love them to be a little more open, to fill the space somewhat more to reach the guitars. and there is quite some hissnoise, old tape-like. maybe a little too much, but this could be my sensitive headphones. cheers!

loupi
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Submissions until 21-11-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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iMax wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 22:50 CET
Hi,

Thank you for the ability to lay my hands on this nice piece of recording!
I tried to keep the original vibe of the song, not using any drum samples or re-amping. I was struggling a bit though, to get it to sound clear but still with an analog feeling.
Anyhow, here is my attempt:

WAV
MP3

Drums: SSL E channel strip for general processing (compression, EQ)
Bass: MaxxBass and Airwindows' Drive
Guitars: only basic EQing and panning, Airwindows' ADT for delay processing
Vox: iZotope's De-clip, Scheps Omnichannel and a bit of Overloud EQ550, slight reverb
Mixbuss: SSL G buss compressor (used lightly), VEQ4 for the overall tonal balance and Airwindows' ToTape5

I also used Airwindow's Console5 for the summing throughout the busses.

Cheers!
thanks for your feedback imax. i like the small-speaker sound of the guitars. the leadguitar seems to be clipping somewhere though. nice vocal as well. i think i would maybe like the drums to be a little more in the space of the vocals. they feel maybe a little detached in the background.

erginozler
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by erginozler »

Hello,
Great work everybody. There are three mixes that I could not download. Those mixes belong to maxoverdrive, loupi, and liquid. Please make your mixes downloadable without it requiring me to sign in or enter a password. There was one late entry. It's up to Mr. Fox to decide if he/she is in or out. Write to you soon.
Best regards,

iMax
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by iMax »

thanks for your feedback imax. i like the small-speaker sound of the guitars. the leadguitar seems to be clipping somewhere though. nice vocal as well. i think i would maybe like the drums to be a little more in the space of the vocals. they feel maybe a little detached in the background.
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback loupi. Yes, I noticed the guitar issue too after submitting the mix and fixed this in the meantime. I also think I matched the vocals and drums now better in terms of reverb, thanks for pointing that out.

Your mix has a good overall balance, guitar and vocals are nice and upfront. The drums just sound a bit too "roomy" for me. I think turning that down slightly would improve the mix.

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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erginozler wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 18:20 CET
Hello,
Great work everybody. There are three mixes that I could not download. Those mixes belong to maxoverdrive, loupi, and liquid. Please make your mixes downloadable without it requiring me to sign in or enter a password. There was one late entry. It's up to Mr. Fox to decide if he/she is in or out. Write to you soon.
Best regards,

If you can't download the tracks (as client), then that's sadly a rule violation.

Jiankastereo submitted his entry after the game has ended. If you want to give him feedback,please do so. But technically, that's another rule violation.



And to answer Henrik's question:
Henrik Hjortnaes wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 16:19 CET
Mister Fox wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 02:51 CET
But we have plenty of tracks that lack documentation.
Keep in mind, this can and will result in a disqualification.
Please clarify to me: mix submissions lacking documentation at deadline are disqualified?
Yes... that can (and should) result in a disqualification. It's been highlighted for months that you should document your edits, not only for learning purposes (for yourself for "total recall", for others to get an idea what you did to the mix). I think I'll be more strict with this with MC051/February 2019.

The Hidden Studio
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Submissions until 21-11-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

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Post by The Hidden Studio »

The Hidden Studio wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 02:01 CET
Hey all,
This is my first entry. I appreciate the platform and the great track.
The musicianship was top notch and the audio was immaculate. I hope yall enjoy it as much as I did.
-Mike
The Hidden Studio

My Mix:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/seanp7mq93rx ... z0JGa?dl=0
I've read the posts and noticed a lot or fuss about documentation.
Originally I didn't want to post a book and draw attention to myself but I guess this is part of the gig so here ya go:

Kick - EQ, Gate, Compression,
Snare - SPL transient designer, neve 88R compression, UA 1176 compression, CLA compression de-esser, more EQ
Hat - EQ
OHs - Comp EQ, & a little room added
Room - Comp EQ, & a little room added
Drum Bus - Plate 140, de-esser, Shadow Hills Mastering compressor, EQ, & a parallel FX chain send verb

Bass - Ampeg SVT - LA-2A
Gtr 1 - Amplitube3 marshall plexi, UA 1176, EQ, delay
Gtr 2 - Ampliube 3 marshall plexi, LA-2A, EQ, delay

Vocal - LA-2A, Fairchild, Shadow Hills Mastering compressor, CLA vocals, Pultec EQ, LoAir, & a parallel FX chain send verb

MIX BUS - Pultec EQ, Massive Passive EQ, Decapitator, Fairchild, Limiter

Thanks,
-Mike
The Hidden Studio

loupi
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by loupi »

erginozler wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 18:20 CET
Hello,
Great work everybody. There are three mixes that I could not download. Those mixes belong to maxoverdrive, loupi, and liquid. Please make your mixes downloadable without it requiring me to sign in or enter a password. There was one late entry. It's up to Mr. Fox to decide if he/she is in or out. Write to you soon.
Best regards,
thanks for your feedback, and thanks for the tracks. i've posted a downloadable link on page 9 of the forum. the link on page 7 was apperently a preview. i hope it works!

erginozler
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by erginozler »

Hello,
I apologize for the delay. First of all, thank you for the fantastic mixes. They were all outstanding, it took me a very long time to eliminate even half of them. In the end, I couldn't manage to bring the number down to ten, so twelve mixes go to the second round.
The selection process was hell. I am no expert to judge your engineering skills by any means, and I am aware that there were probably better mixes than the ones that I have chosen. Please keep in mind that my judgment is hugely subjective, and I tried to stick to my initial impression. Since I am exhausted, I will announce the names of the 2nd rounders now, but write my comments later.
So, in no particular order 2nd rounders are:

kevingobin
herbfelho
guizgui
yoruhitp
henrikhjortnaes
jerze
ellrozza
stilespod
daxtheanimal
olli-h
elad-naimi
photonic

Congratulations,

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC049 November 2018 - Mix Round 1 in evaluation

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Post by Mister Fox »

erginozler wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 20:07 CET
Since I am exhausted, I will announce the names of the 2nd rounders now, but write my comments later.
I'm not starting Mix Round 2 until the 12 participants know in which direction they have to go.

Can we please get an update?
Thank you.

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