Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

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Chandlerhimself
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1306 posts since 19 Dec, 2013 from Japan

Post Wed May 27, 2020 6:05 pm

Here is something I've been working on combining EDM with electric guitar. I'm a bit unsure about the mixing, so I'm hoping to get some feedback. If you have any comments of suggestions please leave them below.

https://soundcloud.com/chandler-guitar/ ... n-future10

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wagtunes
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19377 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Wed May 27, 2020 6:36 pm

I'm not hearing the EDM but it's nice for what it is. Mix seems fine to me. Nothing sticks out as needing any fixing.

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layzer
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6807 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Thu May 28, 2020 3:12 am

its a very chill track, cant really dance to it.
its more a sit and veg, slowly tapping a toe or two.
the mix is well balanced in the lows, mids and highs.
sounds good on my micro monitors.
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Chandlerhimself
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1306 posts since 19 Dec, 2013 from Japan

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Fri May 29, 2020 4:57 am

Thanks for the feedback. Luckily I'm trying do get a DJ to play it, so if it isn't EDM enough its fine. I was just worried about the mix. Thank you for your help.

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spencerlee
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248 posts since 26 May, 2016 from Byron Bay, Australia

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Fri May 29, 2020 5:39 pm

Hey Chandler
Not EDM. Nice track though very dated.
For EDM 4 on the floor kick all the way.
Change drum fills to snare fills.
Bass Line similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDF5SjsiVg
Mix is fine for what it is now.
Changing drums and bass would give the track some life.
Spencer

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ANVILMESA
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29 posts since 28 May, 2020 from SF, CA

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Sat May 30, 2020 9:29 am

Nice sounding track, mix sounds good. Best regards! 💚

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Mozex
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537 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Sat May 30, 2020 10:56 am

Not really a EDM song, its a bit more poppy in my opinion but hey, its a great song. I like it a lot. You did a very good job!
Really like the guitar a lot on this one, nice melody. Nothing to dance on but more to chill the f out. Maybe even a bit jazzy.
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thecontrolcentre
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27658 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Sat May 30, 2020 11:08 am

Well played, arranged & mixed ... but nowhere near EDM. Its more like some 80s slow rock number than anything else.

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Gamma-UT
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5627 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Sat May 30, 2020 11:43 am

The mix is fine (though maybe a bit too busy in the mids at times) and I like the juxtaposition of the guitar and the Future Bass styled beat. It makes a change from vocal chops. But...if you want that sound, it probably needs more obnoxious side-chaining and work with a multiband compressor (the OTT maximum-fatigue effect) on the synth chords. And some vocal chops.

You might want to find some way to make the guitar sound less natural if you want that stylised sound or to have it take more of a back seat to the synth at times. The nature of the solo (which is fine as it is) does make it sound more like the end of a Crocodile Dundee remake than a modern pop number - especially as it's mixed so prominently. But that's more of an artistic choice and not for me to say.

It sounds like a piano chord is a little off-time around 2:40~. And the piano is a bit leaden in places where it's exposed.

Chandlerhimself
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1306 posts since 19 Dec, 2013 from Japan

Re: Uncertain future - mixing feedback please

Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Thanks for all the feedback.

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