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MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Winners announced

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IbanezoO
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

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Post by IbanezoO »

Once again thanks for the feedback!

Here's my entry for round 2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WXow8S ... sp=sharing

Good luck everyone!

dnlptn
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#152

Post by dnlptn »

Thank you for the feedback Treeeye!

Here is my mix for Round 2. I increased the bass volume in the verses, and reduced the clean solo guitar volume in the choruses.
I added more FX automation for the ending.

Mix
https://drive.google.com/file/d/174mZq7 ... sp=sharing

Cheers,

Cadence Soundlabs
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#153

Post by Cadence Soundlabs »

Greetings!

Here's my submission for round 2!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wds1zgdwenvwh ... 2.wav?dl=0

For my revision, I used some dynamic EQ on various tracks to help create a little more energy. I also wrote some automation for the drums on the second verse. And I also a used a tubescreamer plugin as a booster to help bring out the clean lead guitars.

Thanks again to Treeeye and Mister Fox for the opportunity to participate in this mix challenge. I had fun working on it. I hope you enjoy the revisions I put into place.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!

Coiled_Ear
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#154

Post by Coiled_Ear »

Thanks for your feedback guys!
Here is my submission for round 2 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/cs4ehbmknifbd ... 2.wav?dl=0
You were definitely right, my mix should have a bit less of compression, and due to using FirComp I just played with mix parameter and I think it helps.
Also corrected jembe part - change the compressor on saturator and drive it a bit.
Cheers!

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#155

Post by Christoph_K »

First: Thank you very much to lift my mix up to round 2!

These are the changes:

Bass: More Compression on the DI, switched to a more distorted version in the Chorus (with Softube Saturation Knob plus Cymatics Diablo Lite) to give it more punch and glue it together with the Chorus Guitars a little bit more.

Kick: Boost at 60hz + 10k plus a bit more parallel compression. Needed to raise the Snare a little bit to balance it out.

Djembe: I used EQ to sculpture the sound with more bite and body, added more compression

Guitars: Fine tuned muddy frequencies in the Verse Solo Guitar. Added a touch of saturation to the bridge guitar (again with Softube Sat Knob) to make the melody sound more consistent.

SFX: I added some Valhalla Freqecho, Galaxy Tape Echo and AKG BX20 to add some kind of „Lost in Space“ mood in the outro.

LUFS: -16.1

Cheers!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dhlnxe53xfdiw ... 2.wav?dl=0

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GUSWIS
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#156

Post by GUSWIS »

Hello for this round, take into account the advice of Mister Fox regarding a certain balance in the chorus part to achieve a better harmony with respect to the whole song.
Add a little more punch to the master buss without coloring in too much.
Thanks to Treeeye and Mister Fox for the good time, I came back from a job in Patagonia just in time for the mix.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lgy1uf6ngulko ... 2.wav?dl=0

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rvalle
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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#157

Post by rvalle »

Hello.

This is my R2 submission:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tJa9rk ... sp=sharing

I made some changes in the kick and bass, looking for a smoth low end; I improved the balance of the guitars in general, mainly in the rhythm chorus; I made some tonal balance adjustments, mainly in the high end; and corrected the outro, as requested by the band.

Thanks again, friends! :tu: :clap:

Jerze
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#158

Post by Jerze »

Mix R-2 with some corrections,

Wav-https://www.dropbox.com/s/vuiyep1oo92ye ... 2.wav?dl=0
24/44

Not much feedback so I continued down my own rabbit hole. :pray:

I fixed some phase problems. I also finished working on some of the other parts I did not have time
To on the 1st version drum part Gt part. Revisited some eqing on bass and drums a few things .Had some time so I did some automation on a few parts in different sections.

Really good mixes out there Great job!

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m_tree
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Post by m_tree »

I'm happy to be selected for round 2, thanks!

My submission for round 2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tvao7m306pcor ... 2.wav?dl=0

Changes regarding to 'Verses lacking some space. Sounds too thin.' ...

Guitars
- less attenuation below 1 kHz with low-shelfs
- no emphasis of the upper mids in the parallel distortion (linear frequency-response there now)
- delays louder in the verses
- verse-solo 1 dB louder
- distorted (doubled) chorus-solo guitars 1 dB louder in the 1st chorus

Bass
- changed EQ settings for thicker sound

Piano + Synths
- changed EQ settings for thicker sound and better embedding in the mix

Drums
- changed EQ settings for thicker sound
- reverb and room louder (verses only)

Djembe

- reverb and room louder
- panned 25% left, 0.5 dB louder
- changed EQ settings a little

I rendered my mix a few dB louder than before (-16.5 LUFS integrated, -1.5 dBTP).
And I didn't change the end of my mix (as suggested), because I'm happy with it.

Cheers! :smile:

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Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021MIX CHALLENGE - MC073 February 2021 - Mix Round 2 until 11-MAR-2021 23:59 UTC+1/C

#160

Post by Mister Fox »

A friendly reminder:
We're in the final 24 hours to submit your edit for Mix Round 2

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