Thanks for your comments both. Interesting subject, although not entirely what I was expecting here
First and foremost: I’m fully aware I’m not a pro, and that my mixes don’t sound nearly as good as some others shared here.
I’m a hobbyist with just a few years of experience and no education on the subject, taking great joy in recording and mixing music and learning something along the way. As Neil said, that’s the very reason I’m sharing my music here.
I know I can’t do a perfect mix, and I probably never will. But I also know my mixes keep improving gradually with experience and the feedback I receive. As long as there are people around who are willing to share their ideas and feedback, I’d be silly not to take advantage of that right?
If you feel the song deserves better, then that’s a compliment to the songwriter and I’ll be sure to pass that on. If she were to decide to work with a professional studio I’d be all for it, that too would be a great experience and I agree with you some of the songs definitely have potential to be great. Until that time, we work with what we have and I give it my best shot.
If you feel I ever came across as a mr. KnowItAll I apologise as that’s not my intention. That would probably have to be attributed to my Dutch ways of giving feedback, we’re not very gentle or subtle about it . I won’t let my inexperience stop me from giving my opinion on other people’s mixes though. I feel it’s up to the one receiving the feedback to judge the value of my feedback. In the same vein, everyone is free to comment on my mixes, not just the experts.
With that out of the way, if anyone has anything constructive to say about the song that’d be most welcome