Frank Smith wrote:
> Hi All
> Many many thanks for your time listening to this music.
> Ralph you are right on the money and I will be using Jamin over the
> next few days to master all the tracks taking into accout what you
> have said ( you must have a very similair setup to me monitor wise)
> It was with some trepidation that I sent the link to you all as I know
> the high standard of music you all listen to.
> Again Many thanks for your time
Sorry because of my broken English.
What I wanted to say is, that listening to "Getting Free" on absolutely
perfect stereo by headphones, the mixing is ok. When listening to
monitors in a "normal" living room the vocals will cover the
instruments, especially the brass section is covered.
I try to avoid this by routing the subgroups on my mixing console to the
left and right channel, so that the signal becomes a mono signal. If
it's fine, I route the subgroups just to the wanted left or right bus.
Because of your trepidation: I very, very seldom heard any self-made
music that really was unpleasant. Just deliberately mainstream
pot-boiler ill-intentioned music is unpleasant.
If anybody, you or I ever should compose a less good song or do a less
good mixing, even if it's commercial, I guess I would be fine with it.
Most music of the charts is annoying, because if one song becomes a hit,
there will be 20 other songs similar to that song.
IMO this is the only "mistake" we could make, a song that sounds like 20
other current chart songs.
> On 22 February 2010 12:32, Ralf Mardorf <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Frank Smith wrote:
> HI All
> Well here it is.
> Money where your mouth is time!
> Take a listen all produced in 64studio from start to finish.
> Rock music with a ballad for good measure.
> No need to login:
> Hi Bob
> good production
, excepted of the very good song "Getting Free"
. At the beginning "Getting Free" is perfectly mixed, but when
> the vocals start I'm not fine with it any more.
> My first impression, when listening to it by two different pairs
> of speakers was, that the vocals are very loud here and I had the
> impression that a multi band compressor levels the vocals and in
> addition that the same compressor levels down the volume of the
> instruments or the volumes of the instruments are reduced manually.
> Then I listened to it by headphones and I noticed that I was wrong
> because of my first impression. There's something broken because
> of the stereo mixing.
> My second impression was, that when listening to it on mono the
> added signals of the left and right vocals become more louder than
> the added signals of the left and right instruments does, but I
> guess I'm wrong with this too, any way especially the brass
> section is "covered" by the vocals on mono. I guess changing the
> frequencies or making the vocals less noisy and some instruments,
> especially the brass section louder, might sound more pleasant.
> However, "Street of Dreams" and "Hold back the Tide" IMO are good
> produced 64 Studio Linux recordings
> PS: Private I listen among others to music in a style similar to
> "Getting Free".
Auto-Tune doesn't kill music, it's bad usage does.
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