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Discussion in 'Mixing and Mastering' started by blair, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. blair

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    Heavily over compressed and over limited. The track has partly a "dynamic range" below 1dB! It's also normalized to 0dB, but should be to -1dB. With this loudness I can't get a real impression of the sounds and the mix.
    At least you uploaded a 320kbps mp3. :like:
    Mixwise, for me the female vocals are too loud.
     
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    The music arrangement "can" be the way you have it.. if that's what you intended.. because 1. The music arrangement is not too heavily weighted in RMS. And 2. The music (absent of the vocal) is not squashed and actually has dynamic headroom. The -1dB(actually -1.3dB) rule applies to .wav format "prior" to .mp3 conversion. If this is in fact peaking near 0dB it's fine if it shows no overs after .mp3 and network conversion.

    The serious problem is surely the vocals. The vocals are the only thing in your song that pinches the dynamic and holds the peak near 0db. No need for a visual analyzer.. they are blatantly weighted much too heavy in comparison to the music arrangement. So you're getting the $30 karaoke machine type of vibe on those vocals. If you don't want to add weight to the low end of the music arrangement and compress/limit it less overall.. you'll need to cut more lows and highs of the vocal track until it sits with a stationary weight in the middle. That's simply what you have to do when you fill up the majority of the spectrum and you need the vocals to sit "in it" and not "on it".
     
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  5. Kinghtsurfer

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    Won't comment on the mix as you've already gotten accurate feedback on it.

    Love the song... the vocalist shines... :like: Mix it properly and you'll have a lovely track with you... as it sounds right now, its very fatiguing to the ears.
     
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    Nice song moosh, especially considering the limitations of the Roland.

    The advice above from @No Avenger an' @dbmuzik are worth considering imo..............maybe also have a look at Track Spacer to help the vocal sit in the mix.

     
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  7. blair

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    thank for your replies, will take advice. always much to learn. cheers
     
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