Hi guys! Lately I’ve been mixing an album, the artist is good at slow rock/pop rock AND urban pop, so the album have 6 slow rock/pop rock songs and 4 urban pop songs.
Here’s the thing, now I’ve done most of the songs, I found that in the same loudness level, those pop rock songs are very full and compressed(not in a bad way), but those urban pop songs sound cleaner. I think maybe it’s because urban pop songs usually use drum machines, and mixed pretty dry and forward, I can minimize the differences between an acoustic drum kit and a 909 drum machine, and I tried to make them sound alike spectrum wise. But there’s only so much you can do… And if I’m mixing an urban pop album, I’ll probably mix those urban pop songs fatter and snappier.
Let’s say you have two songs, one is a country song like with acoustic drums, finger bass, overdrive guitars, strings, and the other one is a urban pop/hiphop song like , drum machines, sub synth bass, loops, sizzle hihats… How would you mix them in the same album?