I made a bunch of songs in Cubase and I’d appreciate opinion and feedback to help me improve.
Here’s the link to my bandcamp–> https://manicbichon.bandcamp.com/releases
Some info about what I did:
I used Cubase 9 artist, I mixed in the box with stock plugins, Voxengo’s SPAN and some free VST instruments for the synths and GA SE4 for the drums.
For the mastering part I just used Cubase’s maximizer (and probably overcooked it all?) on the Stereo Out bus and then exported the tracks. I did not do separate mastering like importing all the songs into another project and using the same Maximizer settings on all of them because I was having problems as it was.
So I’d appreciate everyone’s opinion and knowledge to help me improve my demo or at least improve my next mixes.
What is the main problem, you’d say, or the main solution that would make my mixes sound better? Is there any frequencies lacking? are my drums too loud? I feel that my ears betray me and I don’t know anymore. Drums are definitely too harsh in several songs but I don’t seem to be able to compress them and have them sit right in the mix, they end up either too compressed or hurting my ears, I did parallel compression in the drums in almost all the songs and didn’t make much of a difference, or I can’t hear it.
Also, why do my songs sound so “canned” or thin? is it an error of the mix? the arrangements? the mastering? what can I do to make them sound more ‘full’ ?
As for the vocals, they are badly sung and recorded and hopefully I will give it another go once I summon the will.