Blues Rock recording tracked live.

Hey,

I've been re-working an old mix that we had to work on at the university that I studied at. Its been quite challenging to mix as there's tons of bleed but Its a good kind of bleed. I've tried to give it a modern aesthetic but at this point I've lost all perspective. I'm looking for some harsh and ultra honest mix critique. Roast me if you have to.

Cheers,

https://soundcloud.com/monohive/majorstudio-04/s-MjMwhstioej
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Hey,

Thanks for pointing that out. Here's the updated link.

https://soundcloud.com/monohive/majorstudio-05/s-0FKvDadY3df
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Really Nice mix! Sounds like you spent a lot of time on drums and vocals, which is solid. For this genre guitar needs to be just as impressive, that’s my only issue. Probably just needs more time. Good job!
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Great mix. I'd say the guitars fit in and site nicely in the mix but do sound thin at times. You'd want your intro to really give a power start to the song. Of course this might also be down to taste. Also I think the mix could be a bit louder overall. Fantastic work on the low end of the mix. 


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Thank you. I totally agree about the guitars and I'm glad you hear the same issues. That means my listening environment is doing a good enough job for the moment. I actually tried re-balancing the guitars but the second I move the energy away from the upper mid range I completely lose the definition. Even by a 1 or 2 db. Care to suggest any techniques for making the guitars a bit bigger without losing the upper mid range ? 
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It’s always a lot of trial error when guitars aren’t right for me. Just like how vocals and drums can eat up time. I think you did great with the the tonal shape, midrangey vibe is perfect here. So keep that as your “demo”, it’s almost there. There could be a very narrow node or two that is non-musical.. fish around for that. Might not find anything. If you have rack gear to run through, try that.. keep the EQ shape as-is and take off any compressors and run through stuff and see what you get. Push it in the red, or back it off, see if any magic happens. A tube amp maybe. I doubt a pedal would work but you never know. Basically trying to re-amp into a more musically rich voicing, not so much changing the EQ shape, although it probably will happen somewhat. Also try out compressors, slow attack medium release. As many as you can until something sounds good. 

After trying that stuff, if it all fails ..try out some panned room reverbs, some slap delay and hass effects mixed re... (read more)
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Hey everyone.

Thank you so much for the feedback it was very helpful. I've managed to get the guitars to a place that I like. I was using a plugin on one of the guitars called pseudo stereo. It comes stock with reaper. It uses comb filtering and some hass delay to make a mono sound stereo. I realised that this sounded nice in some places but didn't really work overall so I got rid of it and just used some creative panning instead. I'm much happier with this version and I think I'm going to call it a day on this mix. But would love it if you guys could check it out and give me your thoughts.

I've included it as _V2 so that you can compare the previous mix if you'd like.

Thanks again :)

https://soundcloud.com/monohive/sets/bluesrock-mix/s-s8AnWzNoYcm
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Incredible job! Sounds 100% done and ready for streaming. If this were your artist I’d say spend the cash on some major label mastering engineer just to get the final gloss and sheen, and put it out there. Good job! 
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Thanks a ton. The feedback here was spot on. Cheers :) 
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Sounds really nice and meaty now with the guitars. 
Great stuff!!