The opening acoustic needs better precision, there’s a muffed note in there
Where did you get your razor sharp ears from Jet??
Not sure I like the slap bass as is but uncertain as to how to help it out. Seems more rattle than slap.
Maybe I was a bit generous with the EQ? I wanted to accentuate but perhaps I over did it?
If you wouldn’t mind.
Cheers Dave, Likewise, both Shayne and I are liking where it’s headed. Quite aside from sorting out mix details we’re really liking the selection of songs, probably 12 in all, and so far they seem to sit well together, but I think it’s the vibe and generally energy of the songs that we have chosen that makes it feel fun… of course we’re very biased!
Firstly can I say how much I like your vocal arrangements. Very good!
Thanks. I’m actually trying to keep the backing vocals/harmonies reasonably simple. One reason for that is that I hope to coach Shayne into doing them live. So far backing vocals rarely feature live. Singing aint his thing at all… but I know there was a time when it wasn’t my thing either, so with a bit of beer-assisted confidence, I reckon Shayne could takle the parts… or at least some of them.
there a lot of tonal competition from different parts in that 500hz area
Interesting. I already have notable cuts in that area, most of my mixes do actually. Perhaps more is required…
That bass really does need both controlling and room to speak. I’m not sure what you do with the slap parts, maybe snip them to another track and treat them separately or even double with a few samples? Personally I would loose those piano glissandos and the drum fills need to work with the busy bass and not fight it. To complement the bass playing a lot in the upper register maybe the kick could have more low end? I didn’t mind the apparent early early to the solo but wasn’t so keen on the arpeggio.
OK, noted! I’ll revisit these things when I have time. Meanwhile I have a couple of projects for my mate Matt that I need to get one with.