'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

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frank1985
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91 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Post Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:25 am

Happy new year folks! I finally got round to doing a rough mix on this after it had been left abandoned on my hard drive for the past year...check it out. Feedback / criticism welcome. Ignore the minute of silence at the end 8)

https://soundcloud.com/fc1985/desert-mirage/s-DxHJm

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Frantz
KVRAF
5015 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:49 pm

Lots of good ideas here.

I would replace the drums completely. It sounds like a very cheap drum machine.

The guitar is distant in the mix. The mix is quite rough as you say.

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layzer
KVRAF
6523 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:59 am

great potential here, agree with Frantz on the drums. a good heartbeat low kick would suffice, imo
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

frank1985
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91 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:43 am

Thanks for the feedback - I will have another go at mixing the guitars. For now I've attempted to make the 808 samples a bit more natural by blending them into the mix a bit https://soundcloud.com/fc1985/808-drums ... ert-mirage

How does that sound to you?

Tbh that robotic sound is what I was after as I've been getting into a lot of detroit techno recently, despite being a rock guy at heart :p

frank1985
KVRist
91 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:26 am

:phones:

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layzer
KVRAF
6523 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:48 am

tbh, i cant hear the difference between the original and remixed 808 version. :lol:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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wagtunes
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15181 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:54 am

My Feedback

Music - 7
Instruments - 8
Performance - 7
Mix - 7

Overall - 7.25

Comments: Drums are very weak. Need to have more presence. Seems to be an imbalance between the guitars and everything else. Lead guitar is softer than rhythms. Kick has zero bottom. Sounds like a click. Melody wise, I can't seem to find anything to latch onto. Just sounds like a bunch of guitar riffs thrown together. Very generic ones at that. Stereo field is nice so at least mix isn't muddy. But there needs to be more balance between everything, including the bass which is also very weak.

frank1985
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91 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Re: 'Desert Mirage' - Psychedelic Thing

Post Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:54 am
My Feedback

Music - 7
Instruments - 8
Performance - 7
Mix - 7

Overall - 7.25

Comments: Drums are very weak. Need to have more presence. Seems to be an imbalance between the guitars and everything else. Lead guitar is softer than rhythms. Kick has zero bottom. Sounds like a click. Melody wise, I can't seem to find anything to latch onto. Just sounds like a bunch of guitar riffs thrown together. Very generic ones at that. Stereo field is nice so at least mix isn't muddy. But there needs to be more balance between everything, including the bass which is also very weak.
Thanks for the honest feedback. I agree with everything but have to admit your comment about “generic riffs” thrown together bruised my ego, until I came to my senses and realised you’re right :( Back to the woodshed I guess but I’ll have another shot at mixing it this weekend.

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