Why my mix sound like this (Muddy, not clear)

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  1. james123

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    Hello friends plz tell me why my mix sounds like this i tried every thing to improve quality....but i know the quality of this is very bad.....kindly plz listen this mix in your headphones or studio monitor...how i can improve the clearity of this mix...
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  3. ThorntonQ

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    Download this free helpful tool https://www.kvraudio.com/product/isol8-by-tbproaudio Place it on your master bus/track , Solo the LMF 200-400hz, Now listen to all the intruments that are clogging that area up, go to the instrument tracks and with an Eq notch out mud with a -3dB cut. The secret is to not make the exact same cut on every track. Vary it between on each instrument that way you stop the build up of offending frequencies. With practice you'll soon have it down to a fine art. IsoL8 is great on the master bus to check all frequencies by soloing them out. Good Luck and hope that helps a bit.
     
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  4. Baxter

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    I don't see a link.

    It's most likely overlapping in the lower mids. 300Hz is generally the area around "mud". This is where you need to pay extra attention to. Do subtractive EQ/filtering and decide which sounds will be the motor and which will be spice.
     
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    The questions I would ask you james123 are (1) How do you know it sounds muddy? (2) Did you know it was sounding muddy when you were putting together? (3) Did you mix this just on headphones? I think the answers are in these questions. All that technical stuff about frequencies is, I'm sure correct, but meaningless to people who just want to make music. It doesn't sound muddy at all to me. How are you defining 'muddy'? What do you hear that is muddy .. yes that's more questions that you should be asking yourself. To be honest, all that frequency stuff is a very technical way of talking about EQ. Trust your ears. Take each part of your mix and adjust the EQ (frequencies). Don't look at the numbers. And mix it all together again. I hear no bass. Why? The sound is overall 'very small'. Make it bigger by adding bass and some reverb. It really isn't (shouldn't be) more complicated than that. Make music. You're not a lab technician...are you? If you hand your work over to a record label, let THEM do the mastering. Concentrate on your ART.
     
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    Bro I have posted a link here plz check it...
     
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    Bro I played that track in my club and it's doesn't sound good as compared to other tracks....and I mixed it on my studio monitors but my room was not acoustic treated.....
     
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    Your track is squashed to hell - that's not helping
     
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    I tried unsquashing tweaking and re-squashing

     
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    I find the low end,especially the kick,a bit thin for this genre of music.
    You can try this:
    Try to add a synth with a sine pitched like your kick is.Put a gate on your synth track sidechained by the kick.
    And Maybe your bass could have more low end but less in the 300Hz area..?
     
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    I'm with the guy above. Used a 12' sub to hear this track and didnt notice much muddiness like you say, however i do hear some of that bass below 20khz if thats what you might be hearing? Not necessarily a bad thing i think theres definitely room to add more punch to the kick and maybe saturation to the bass followed by a sidechain with the kick. Just get experimental. Nice track by the way!
     
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    Yes I think the responders here are finding it difficult to hear the muddiness that the OP hears. The replies are generic cures for that but we're not hearing it. james123 you need another definition for what you think is wrong with the track. 'doesn't sound good' isn't helpful. How does it not sound good - details please. The sound is 'small' like it's coming from a TV speaker. I repeat, you can dramatically change that sound by adding a bit of bass and reverb. Try it.
     
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    If you are comparing your mix to other songs played at the club and are aspiring for your's to sound just like them, why not use one of those as your reference track?

    Bada boom.
     
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