MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Winners announced

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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4629 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Post Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:32 am

I've done a mix and I've taken advantage of the "add creative effects" rule. It's mixed to -16LUFS (long term) and details, if you're curious, are in the now somewhat long-winded mix notes file here: http://gamma-ut.com/downloads/mc18-gamm ... xnotes.txt

MP3: http://gamma-ut.com/downloads/Epiphanei ... mma-ut.mp3
Last edited by Gamma-UT on Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Kolyev
KVRist
62 posts since 25 Aug, 2014

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:01 am

Pretty difficult mix. I didn't stray too far from the original, although I went for a more electronic sound.

Some glitch FX were used to enhance some of the transitions.
Apart from that, lots of saturation was used and the usual automations on volume, filters and EQ settings. Loudness is in the same range as for past mix challenges and I only used little processing on the master bus (just for glue as in the last challenges).

mp3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zsm1sfbo9o4u6 ... v.mp3?dl=0

wave: https://www.dropbox.com/s/28r0x4fhgoo4g ... v.wav?dl=0

Compyfox
KVRAF
14279 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:32 pm

A friendly reminder:
Including today - 8 days left to mix


So far we have 6 entries... please keep them coming.
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maurogblanco
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4 posts since 19 Jan, 2016

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:06 am

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Hey Guys! I'm Re Uploading the files, my dropbox link was broken. Still the same mix untouched. Here it goes.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogt03nca9ho8 ... c9VKa?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogt03nca9ho88z8/AAAKzb9u0kjS898Rob2yc9VKa?dl=0)

Compyfox
KVRAF
14279 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:44 am

Friendly reminder:
We're within the final 48hrs of the current challenge.

If you've been sitting on the fence, please finish and re-check your track, then submit it.
We currently have 6 entries - which is a bit... low in numbers
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vasdim
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31 posts since 7 Feb, 2005 from Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:48 am

Hi all,
this is my attempt to mix:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/700 ... VasDim.mp3
Good luck to all.
VasDim

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davemcisaac
KVRist
61 posts since 10 Jul, 2010 from United States

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:03 am

Here's my entry. Cool contest in the fact that there was plenty of room for interpretation. I've never done an "Industrial" mix and found it very difficult to distort and mangle tracks when it is generally my goal to clean & punch up tracks instead - so I found a comfortable compromise for me. I liked the unmangled sound of loop1_bip but still needed the trashy sound so I duplicated the track & ran one clean & punchy then ran a HP filter on the other and slammed it with Trash 2 to get the "industrial" sound. I hope you enjoy my 1st venture into this genre - I did!

https://soundcloud.com/dr-audio-labs/sets/kvr-mc-18
Dave McIsaac

BC99
KVRer
7 posts since 4 Feb, 2016

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:15 pm

First Mix Challenge for me, had a blast. Difficult to mix the low end as I've got tiny monitors but it was a good experience and I've identified a weak link in my studio.

Everything done in Reaper, mostly used stock FX/plugs but did use TDR Compressor on the master buss, TAL Reverb 4, Magnus Ambience, Voxengo Sample Delay, and AU Delay.

I dropped the drums and the loop at one point, hopefully this doesn't constitute a "remix"! :D

Hopefully the link below is working. https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7dvacdati0ni ... 0.wav?dl=0


epiphaneia
KVRian
601 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:42 pm

Unfortunately, neither of these links seems to be working for me, you wouldn´t happen to have a Soundcloud account you can upload the mix to?

BC99
KVRer
7 posts since 4 Feb, 2016

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:58 pm

I'm not sure if this will work as I don't have enough posts. Anyway:

https://soundcloud.com/bc99/epiphaneia- ... -mc18-bc99

Compyfox
KVRAF
14279 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:38 pm

We're within the final 24 hours...
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electricthing
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312 posts since 5 Aug, 2011 from Nederland

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:23 am

Hi,

First time here.

Focussed on balancing, EQ, automation.
Did not add anything, did not mute/unmute, not sure if that's allowed.
Bit of eq and compression on 2bus.

Nice tracks to work with.

I focussed on sound and less on the storyline :?

It's nice to hear the very different styles of mixes here.

If there are better options than Soundcloud do let me know.

Good luck to all.

https://soundcloud.com/electricthing/ep ... cthing-wav

https://soundcloud.com/electricthing/ep ... cthing-mp3

Mix Notes;

Worked in Reaper.

Started with gainstaging the clips.

First EQ every track; HPF, remove bad stuff between 150h and 600h some LPF and maybe add something nice.

Just a bit of delay for depth
Insert; -very short mono delay insert on vocals, snare, cymbals
Sends; one 1/16 and one 1/8 mono delay for some depth on vocals and some others

Reverbs;
Lexicon PCM, Waves IR1 Room, Acon Digital CM all heavily eq'd

short Room or Plate for drums, bass and guitars
one medium Chamber
one long hall

Vocals went to 3 (short medium and long) reverbs a bit
Pad and string to long reverb.

Automation; Volume to make some room, also automated some sends to reverb and delay.

For the rest compression, saturation

Most used plugins not mentioned;

Meldaproduction MAutoDynamicEQ
Waves DBX 160
Bluecat Flanger on Loop
TB Ferox
Soundtoys L Radiator and L Microshift and Devil Loc
Meldaproduction modulation plugins
Sonalksis SV315 compressor
Readelay and some others

On 2bus;

TDR Kotelnikov; just a bit of compression
Waves Puigtec; warmth and brightness
Toneboosters EQ; a bit of overall EQ
TDR Nova; a bit of 2band compression Low and high

Learned a lot recently from Puremix website about eq (easier to pinpoint the problems now), delays for depth and overal workflow (Not affiliated).
And just last week I changed the way I use Reverb from watching on Youtube;
Albert Cuna, #25 The legendary layered reverbs trick.
This made working with a short, medium and long reverb insightfull to me.

For this mix I focussed on the basics. I would have liked to give more attention to bring main parts more to the front and transitions.
I like what others have done with that.
Last edited by electricthing on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:37 am, edited 2 times in total.

Davias
KVRian
763 posts since 3 Apr, 2013 from Belgium

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - Submissions until Sunday, 21-02-2016 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:20 pm

Here I come ! :)

I really enjoyed working on the track, good energy inside ^^ And the freedom we got helped to show the creative side a bit more :)

[FLAC]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5b7obpcwanql6 ... .flac?dl=0

[MP3]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9yw94kdfy5ee ... s.mp3?dl=0

[MIX DETAILS]
In a few days ^^

As always, good luck to all ;)

Compyfox
KVRAF
14279 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Re: MIX CHALLENGE - MC18 February 2016 - in evaluation for Mix Round 2

Post Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:57 am

It's almost 2pm in Germany...
With this post, the first mix round of Mix Challenge #18 has officially ended.

Please check all your links, make the files available for download (ideally in WAV! See Rules and Guidelines), and update your documentation if you want to.


We have 11 entrants.
Thanks for your participation.
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