Illbient Spoken Word Track - Rough Mix

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KVRist
258 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:45 pm

Here is a rough mix. listen if you want or not. Enjoy the weekend.
https://soundcloud.com/mike_twelve/pave ... -vocals-v5

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KVRAF
2162 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:08 am

Absolutely stellar.

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KVRian
1057 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:51 am

Some great synth hooks / riffs in there...enjoyed it!

'Rough Mix' - it's getting there without a doubt...heard a lot worse apparently finished mixes on here! :)

Sounds a little flat from front to back of the soundstage at the moment, but as you say...it's a work in progress!
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KVRAF
5310 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:09 pm

Very nice! Reminds me on some EDM EBM (quite a stupid typo in the context! :D ) bands I used to like, maybe FLA or KMFDM. Great atmosphere and the words fit the music really well.

The mix sounded good in my headphones.
Last edited by recursive one on Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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KVRist

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258 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:41 pm

ChamomileShark wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:08 am
Absolutely stellar.
Thank you and thanks for listening :D
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:51 am
Some great synth hooks / riffs in there...enjoyed it!

'Rough Mix' - it's getting there without a doubt...heard a lot worse apparently finished mixes on here! :)

Sounds a little flat from front to back of the soundstage at the moment, but as you say...it's a work in progress!
Thanks for the kind words and for listening :D

Can I ask what do you mean by flat? Not spacious enough?
recursive one wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Very nice! Reminds me on some EDM bands I used to like, maybe FLA or KMFDM. Great atmosphere and the words fit the music really well.

The mix sounded good in my headphones.
Cool. Thanks for listening and the kind words. The vocals effects were inspired by Skinny Puppy :D

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KVRian
1057 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 pm

Can I ask what do you mean by flat?
Flat - from the front to the back of the sound stage as such...

Everything not only has it's place in the Stereo spread, but also in terms of how near or far away from the listener it sounds...

If too many parts in a mix seem equidistant from the listener than the overall sound becomes a little bit 'flat' as it lacks that 3D positioning.
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

KVRist

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258 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 pm

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Can I ask what do you mean by flat?
Flat - from the front to the back of the sound stage as such...

Everything not only has it's place in the Stereo spread, but also in terms of how near or far away from the listener it sounds...

If too many parts in a mix seem equidistant from the listener than the overall sound becomes a little bit 'flat' as it lacks that 3D positioning.
Gotcha :tu: Thanks for the feedback

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KVRian
1057 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:01 pm

smd12 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 pm
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Can I ask what do you mean by flat?
Flat - from the front to the back of the sound stage as such...

Everything not only has it's place in the Stereo spread, but also in terms of how near or far away from the listener it sounds...

If too many parts in a mix seem equidistant from the listener than the overall sound becomes a little bit 'flat' as it lacks that 3D positioning.
Gotcha :tu: Thanks for the feedback
Meant to add these as well, but somehow failed to first time! :)

Height, Width, Depth Illusion: Three Dimensional Mixing
https://www.4soundengineers.com/three-d ... al-mixing/

Adding depth: How to bring your mix to life
https://www.sonible.com/blog/adding-depth/
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

KVRist

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258 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:05 am

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:01 pm
smd12 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 pm
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Can I ask what do you mean by flat?
Flat - from the front to the back of the sound stage as such...

Everything not only has it's place in the Stereo spread, but also in terms of how near or far away from the listener it sounds...

If too many parts in a mix seem equidistant from the listener than the overall sound becomes a little bit 'flat' as it lacks that 3D positioning.
Gotcha :tu: Thanks for the feedback
Meant to add these as well, but somehow failed to first time! :)

Height, Width, Depth Illusion: Three Dimensional Mixing
https://www.4soundengineers.com/three-d ... al-mixing/

Adding depth: How to bring your mix to life
https://www.sonible.com/blog/adding-depth/
Thanks for the links, they were helpful :)

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