Thanks. Yeah, I wanted the vocals quite bright and upfront…might very well sound a bit exaggerated at least with louder listening volumes. I felt this way the interesting vocals would cut through even with lesser playback systems like portable bluetooth speakers where often the panned backing vocals disappear a bit.
Hi Karri let me start by saying all mixes are subject to the listener. I listened to your mix on different references and I see your point the vocal level appears more in place on average speakers. I listened to your mix of Chelsea and found the vocal at a perfect level to my ears and also the song before it on your Soundcloud page. I have been doing this for more than 40 years and still consider myself a student, so take my comment in that respect. Audio production never gets boring there is always so much more to learn. It was great interacting with you for I know you share the same passion for music as I do. I have one question for you and anyone reading this post why did you not use the piano track ? I listened to many mixes and none included the piano ? I thought the piano was one of the best thought out instruments in the package. Cheers
Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my mixes.
I feel everyone in the field should consider themselves a student regardless of experience so I like your mindset. The way I see it, there are no exact right or wrong…no easy hard & fast rules to live by. I´ll never be done with learning and improving.
If there was a piano track I must have missed it completely. I did drop some backing vocal sections, a couple of fx hits and a snippet of lead guitar but can´t remember muting a piano.
I listened to your mix and to me it seems you´re running the MIDI data of the drums, loops etc. through a piano instrument.