This one was trickier.
It’s me singing, and I can’t stand the tonal qualities of my voice. It sounds very nasally and the fact that I can’t do anything about that without the help of an ENT surgeon annoys me to no end.
The stereo image in this song really lacked in terms of the amount and character.
As a result, I decided to adjust the mix from the get-go to try to deal with some of these issues. I re-EQ’d a number of individual tracks, and switched inserts to try to accomplish specific goals on individual tracks from another path.
Taking a cue from the last mastering attempt, I also lowered the stir fry immediately. This also hopefully addressed a comment with the original version of the song: the drums seemed to be in competition with each other. In the original mix, I had to pan the stereo cymbals track a bit to one side to avoid it but the general comment was, while that helped, it didn’t get rid of the problem entirely.
Then I went through the mastering “process” that I used last time. I had to tweak the master EQ a bit differently, especially on the lower end, but it was essentially the same.
Your comments would be greatly appreciated.