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Kyrpto
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Postby Kyrpto; Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:00 pm [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

I feel like the mixing can be greatly improved but can't really pinpoint on how. Any ideas or feedback?

*Edit: Added Mastered version

Mastered:

https://soundcloud.com/kyrptomusic/path-to-victory
Last edited by Kyrpto on Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:07 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Postby Vortifex; Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:24 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

I'm certainly no pro mixer, so take my comments as you will. Things that stood out to me mix-wise were perhaps a lack of high end sparkle and too much of those notoriously 'boxy' frequencies around 300-400 Hz. The kick drum is the prime culprit for that I think. Try scooping out some of those frequencies from the kick and maybe some of the bass. Just be careful not to go too far and remove all of the weight and punch from the bass and kick. If you're having problems getting the bass and kick to sit together in the mix try sidechaining them together so one ducks the other.

The snare felt a little too far back in the mix, and perhaps some unnecessary low frequencies could be cleaned up from elements that don't particularly need them, in order to create a bit more separation and 'room' in the mix between the various instruments.

As for the music, I thought it was pretty good and well put together :tu:
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Postby Gravity Gas; Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:22 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Sounds like it has that old dubstep/brostep vibe to it. Really loving the atmosphere as well. If you ask me, sounds a bit over-compressed, and everything that Vortifex said; however I'm no pro at mixing either.

Nice work though.
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Postby Kyrpto; Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:56 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Just added the revised version. I took the advice of raising the high frequencies so I boosted it on some of the instruments. Hope I didn't over do it.
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Postby Kyrpto; Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:57 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

*double posted by accident
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Postby layzer; Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:22 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

well, i.m by far an expert at wubby music but what jumps out at me first is the
heavily compressed drums. i mean theres no dynamics in them. as if its drums from
the windows software wavetable synth playing midi drums.

the composition is good overall. held my intrest till the end.
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Postby Kyrpto; Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:17 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

layzer wrote:well, i.m by far an expert at wubby music but what jumps out at me first is the
heavily compressed drums. i mean theres no dynamics in them. as if its drums from
the windows software wavetable synth playing midi drums.

the composition is good overall. held my intrest till the end.


Yeah my compression skills is pretty weak. I absolutely suck at it.
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Postby shodri; Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Hi,

typically when there's not enough sparkling highs in the mix, I try to add a little "excitement" to all relevant instruments. But not just using an EQ, but better something like mid/side-EQ or an Exciter-Plugin and emphasizing the highs in the side. Works wonders to my ears, if applied to every instrument a little and not just to the final mix.
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Postby Esgalachoir; Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:35 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Hi Krypto,
I agree with others above. The composition is great, it's all there, but there's something about the stereo image and the high end that's not quite climbing out of the mix to get me. Maybe it's a little too wet, so pull all the reverbs back a bit? Maybe some extra movement in the stereo field... - some dynamic/time-appropriate panning? I feel like I need to get "closer" to the music, but I can't.

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Postby fastlanephil; Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:44 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

It's a nice piece of music and all but It it still feels a little like it's sort of playing behind a door and is a little muffled.

Also.

I've read that SoundCloud Might be problem with audio quality. I always upload an aiff or wav file to Soundcloud. I'm not sure if that helps but I thought I'd mention it.
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Postby Kyrpto; Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:22 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

I added the version that was mixed by a pro. Let me know how it compares and if anything should be changed. Thanks!
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Postby Jesse Gorter; Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:13 am Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

wow cool intro.
I like the arpie, not so fan of standard dubstep sounds so a bit sad they all appear after the drop xD

The melody elements are so much cooler with the dubstep beat than the standard sounds. I really dig the synth and melody around 2:30
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Postby layzer; Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:29 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Kyrpto wrote:I added the version that was mixed by a pro. Let me know how it compares and if anything should be changed. Thanks!


a pro, huh? it sounds worse. no dynamic range, lots of pumping in the compression and badly clipped. the revised and wip sound way better IMHO :borg:
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Postby Kyrpto; Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:03 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

layzer wrote:
Kyrpto wrote:I added the version that was mixed by a pro. Let me know how it compares and if anything should be changed. Thanks!


a pro, huh? it sounds worse. no dynamic range, lots of pumping in the compression and badly clipped. the revised and wip sound way better IMHO :borg:


Which part do you find clipping? Can't really tell.
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Postby aeox; Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:59 pm Re: [Melodic Dubstep] Path to Victory

Kyrpto wrote:
layzer wrote:
Kyrpto wrote:I added the version that was mixed by a pro. Let me know how it compares and if anything should be changed. Thanks!


a pro, huh? it sounds worse. no dynamic range, lots of pumping in the compression and badly clipped. the revised and wip sound way better IMHO :borg:


Which part do you find clipping? Can't really tell.


hello.

the entire track is clipping almost all the way through. can you hear all the crackling?
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